WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE Trumpet Tune on “Hyfrydol” Michael Helman
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 97
Leader: The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice!
People: The heavens declare his righteousness;
every nation sees his glory.
Leader: For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth;
People: you are exalted far above all, O God!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 475 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION Alcuin of York
Almighty and merciful God, fountain of all goodness, you know the thoughts of our hearts. We confess we have sinned against you, and done what is evil in your sight. Wash us, we pray, from the stains of our past sins, and give us grace and power to put away those things that hinder us from you. Delivered from the bondage of sin, may we produce the fruits of repentance and persevere to your glorious end…
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
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
HYMN 188 “Jesus Loves Me!”
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Acts 16:9-15
SERMON “Opened by Love” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 833 “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Page 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
“O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High” Lloyd Larson
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 306 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
*POSTLUDE “Hymn to Joy” Albert Travis
*Those who are able are invited to stand.