WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
arr. Chris Rice
*CALL TO WORSHIP (from Psalm 98)
Leader: Shout with joy to the Lord, all you lands! Lift up your
voice, rejoice and sing!
People: Sing to the Lord with a harp, with trumpets and voice
Leader: Let the sea make a noise, the rivers clap their hands,
People: and let the hills ring out with joy before the Lord.
HYMN “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Insert
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Almighty Father, we enter your presence confessing the things we try to conceal from you and the things we try to conceal from others. We confess the heartbreak, worry, and sorrow we have caused, that make it difficult for others to forgive us, the times we have made it easy for others to do wrong, the harm we have done that makes it hard for us to forgive ourselves. Lord have mercy and forgive us through Christ...
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. --1Timothy 1:15 Hear then Christ’s word of grace to us: our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: John 15:9-17
SERMON: “Challenged by His Commands”
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.
LITANY FOR MOTHER’S DAY AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
PRESENTATION OF OFFERING AND DOXOLOGY
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
HYMN “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” Insert
*Those that are able are invited to stand.
Mon., May 10 – Wed., May 12 - Barrett will be on Continuing Ed.
Sunday, May 16 - Christian Ed. committee meeting following worship
Monday May 17 – Friday May 21 - Barrett will be on vacation.
Please contact the Clerk, JoAnn Cox if you have a concern.
Flowers today - Lynn Clark
Flowers next Sunday - John McDougald
****Please contact Julie Cox or the church office if you would like your flowers given to the homebound.
Congratulations to Abby Ward and Grey Caballero upon their graduation from UNC Wilmington yesterday.
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, Mary Pope, Patsy Grainger, Randy Page, Karen Davis, Colby Hester, Brandon McDonald, Mariah Cox, Mickey Packer, Allison Ward Allen, Sonny Coleman, Family of Daniel Jacobs