WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “This is My Father’s World” Mark Thewes
*CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95:1-2
Leader: O come, let us sing unto the LORD;
People: Let us make a joyful noise
unto the Rock of our salvation,
Leader: Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
People: Let us make a joyful noise to him
with songs of praise.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 839 Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of grace and love, we confess that we have failed to love you with all our heart, soul, and mind; and to love our neighbor as ourselves. We ignore your commandments, stray from your way, and follow other gods. Have mercy on us. Forgive our sin and raise us to new life that we may serve you faithfully and give honor to your holy name….
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.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE READING: Lamentations 3:22-23
HYMN 39 Great Is Thy Faithfulness
SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 8:31-39
HYMN 840 (vss. 1 & 4) It Is Well with My Soul
SCRIPTURE READING: 1st Corinthians 1:26-31
HYMN 450 (vss.1 & 4) Be Thou My Vision
SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 6:1-8
HYMN 69 (vss.1 & 3) Here I Am, Lord
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN SING (first and last stanzas)
1 Holy, Holy, Holy
8 Eternal Father, Strong to Save
438 Rock of Ages
451 Open My Eyes
661 His Eye Is on the Sparrow
833 O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go
836 Abide with Me
OFFERTORY “In the Garden” Duet –
Melanie Wohlford and Beth Sasser
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
*HYMN 649 Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
(Refrain) Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim;
till all the world adore his sacred name.
Come, Christians, follow where the Savior trod,
the Lamb victorious, Christ, the Son of God.