WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 145
Minister: I will extol you my God and my King,
and bless your name forever!
People: The LORD is good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.
Minister: All your works shall give thanks to you, LORD,
and all your saints shall bless you!
People: My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD,
and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN #41 “O Worship the King, All Glorious Above!”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgression and my sin is ever before me. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit… --Psalm 51
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE – Ephesians 3:20
Through the power of the Holy Spirit within us, God is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine.
So, hear and believe the good news:
in Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
*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: 2nd Samuel 11:1-15
SERMON Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN #739 “O for a Closer Walk with God”
*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.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
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 #435 “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”
*Those that are able are invited to stand.