WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 40, John 1:39
Leader: Come and see, for Christ is here.
People: Come and see the glories of God.
Leader: Come and hear, for Christ is calling.
People: Come and hear the word of the Lord.
Leader: Come and know the love of God.
People: Come and know the mercy of Christ.
Leader: Come and worship the Giver of Life!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 39 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, you know our strengths and our weaknesses. You know where we most need to listen, and where we most need to act. Forgive us for speaking when you need us to be silent. Forgive us for sitting still when you need us to move forward. Wash over us with your mercy and grace, that we may find strength, even in our weakness. Call to us with persistence and trust, that we may answer your call and live as your disciples…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -- 1 John 1:9 Hear then Christ’s word of grace to us: 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.
MESSAGE FOR YOUNG DISCIPLES
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: John 1:29-42
SERMON “Come and See” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 691 “Lord, When I Came into This Life”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH From a Brief Statement of Faith
In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve. We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life. The same Spirit who inspired the prophets and apostles rules our faith and life in Christ through Scripture, engages us through the Word proclaimed, claims us in the waters of baptism, feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of salvation, and calls women and men to all ministries of the church. With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
ORDINATION/INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “The Lord is My Light”
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY – Hymn 606
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 AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN 442 “Just As I Am, without One Plea”