WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
“Beach Spring” J. Wayne Kerr
*CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 30
Leader: Let us lift up the name of the Lord;
People: And rejoice for God hears our prayers!
Leader: Praise the One who brings healing to our pain;
People: And causes joy to follow the long night of sorrow!
Leader: We will not be silent. We will not still our tongues!
People: O Lord, our God, we will give thanks to You forever!
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN #610 “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
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 -- 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: 2nd Samuel 11:26 – 12:13
SERMON Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN #441 “Here the Good News of Salvation”
*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
OFFERTORY “We Are One in Christ Jesus”
(to meditate on words, see hymn 322)
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 #442 “Just as I Am, without One Plea”
POSTLUDE “Recessional” Franklin Ashdown
*Those that are able are invited to stand.