WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” A.W. Leupold
*CALL TO WORSHIP - Psalm 92:1-5
Leader: It is good to praise the Lord
People: and make music to your name, O Most High,
Leader: proclaiming your love in the morning
People: and your faithfulness at night,
Leader: to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
People: and the melody of the harp.
Leader: For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
People: I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
Leader: How great are your works, Lord,
People: how profound your thoughts!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” #611
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image; through Jesus Christ, the light of the world…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Hear the assurance of the apostle, that no matter what you have done you are not bound by the past: “If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-18). And so, I declare to you Christ’s word of forgiveness: Our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.
RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES
INSTALLATION OF PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN OFFICERS
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: 2nd Corinthians 5:11-21
SERMON: “Beginning Again” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
*“catholic” (little c) is translated as “universal” and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY “We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight”
(to meditate on words, see hymn 817)
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound” #649
POSTLUDE “Postlude” Richard Lloyd
*Those that are able are invited to stand.
Today- Fellowship and Nurture committee will meet at 12:15 p.m.
Roxane will not be in the office Monday, June 14
Clarkton Public Library will be having an evening of outside games on June 22 from 5:30 until 7:00 called Games with Dads or anyone else.
Flowers today - Faye Singletary
Flowers next Sunday – Melissa Hood
****Please contact Julie Cox or the church office if you would like your flowers given to the homebound.
Marguerite Hufham, Louise Quick, Ronnie Rush, Bill Jackson, Gerry Carey, Mary Ward, Lucille Hood, Shannon Wilcox, Linda Smith, Clara Wooten Hunsucker, Jo Campbell, Susan and David Butler, Margaret Ingram, Bill Greene, Holly Eppley, Betty Faircloth,
Sammy Hatcher, James Boswell, Molly Cox, Bob Nelson, Betty Ann McPherson, Alice Waugh, Patsy Grainger, Karen Davis, Mariah Cox, Anna McKeithan, Bob Rivenbark, Ernest Ray and Phyllis Long, Family of Donald High