WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” arr. Chris Rice
*CALL TO WORSHIP (adapted from Psalm 23)
Leader: With the Good Shepherd as our guide, we shall want for
People: God leads us along peaceful paths, restoring our
Leader: Even in the shadow of death, we fear no evil,
People: For the Good Shepherd walks with us day and night.
Leader: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow all the days of our
People: We shall dwell in the house of the Lord all our life
HYMN “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation” Insert
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Faithful Shepherd, you lead us and guide us in the way we should go. You have set before us the way of life, having borne upon yourself our sin and death, so that we might live forever. Yet we have wandered from your fold and strayed from your path; we have chosen to stumble in darkness, rather than walking in your light. By your merciful Spirit, draw us back unto yourself, and set our feet on your sure path, that step by step, and day by day, we may truly glorify your holy name... Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
“All who believe in the name of Jesus Christ and love one another, live in him and he lives in them.” (1 John 3: 23, 24) and “Salvation if found in none else...” (Acts 4:12) Hear and believe the Good News: in Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: 1 John 3:14-24
SERMON: “What Love Means” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie
down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He
restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for
his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod
and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in
the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my
cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all
the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” Insert
POSTLUDE Voluntary on “Lobe den Herren”
arr. Hugh Livingston, Jr.
*Those that are able are invited to stand.
Session meeting following worship in the fellowship hall
We will celebrate Ice Cream for Ian right after worship. Ice Cream will be available in the fellowship hall and we hope you can participate.
Sunday, May 2
Worship committee meeting following worship
Flowers today - Phyllis McDougald
Flowers next Sunday - Melody Cribb
Susan Priest, Marguerite Hufham, Sarah Melvin, Louise Quick, Ronnie Rush, Betty Johnson, Bill Jackson, Darrel Melvin, Happy Lashlee, Gerry Carey, Becky Regan, Mary Ward,
Lucille Hood, Amy Johnson, Bill Marsh, Shannon Wilcox, Clara Wooten Hunsucker, Jo Campbell, Linda Smith, Susan and David Butler, Doug Bergeron, Margaret Ingram, Bill Greene, Jimmy Hickman, Holly Eppley, Betty Faircloth, Susan Deans, Sammy Hatcher, Carmen McQueen, Claudia Hester, Richard and Mary Jane Howell, Ray Battle, Ernest Ray and Phyllis Long,
Michael Ann Williamson, James Boswell, Molly Cox, Bob Nelson, Betty Ann McPherson, Alice Waugh, Wendy Marlowe Bowen, Mary Pope, Patsy Grainger, Randy Page, Karen Davis, Colby Hester, Brandon McDonald, Mariah Cox, Mickey Packer, Jesus Mondragon, Family of David Callihan