WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks” Jacob Weber
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Rev. 5:11-13
One: I looked and heard the voice of angels,
thousands and thousands around God’s throne, singing:
All: Worthy is the lamb who was slain
to receive power and wealth
and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!
One: Then I heard every creature on earth,
and under the earth, and in the sea, singing:
All: To the one who is seated on the throne
and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might
forever and ever!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 268 “Crown Him with Many Crowns”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord God, in the light of your glory we see the evil we have done, the suffering we have caused, the good we have refused, and the truth we have denied. Free us of our sin,
wash us in your mercy, and feed us with your grace,
so that we may follow your way and tell the good news of the gospel…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE-- 1 Timothy 1:15
The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 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.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Acts 9:1-20
SERMON “O Blinding Light” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 451 “Open My Eyes, That I May See”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed pg. 35
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.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “Who Was and Is To Come”
Timothy Michael Powell
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below: alleluia, alleluia!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 450 “Be Thou My Vision”
*POSTLUDE “Fugue in G Major” J.S. Bach
*Those who are able are invited to stand.