WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Softly and Tenderly” arr. Raymond Haan
*CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 34:1-3
Leader: I will bless the LORD at all times;
People: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Leader: My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
People: let the humble hear and be glad.
Leader: O magnify the LORD with me,
People: and let us exalt his name together.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 35 (vss. 1 & 3) Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Eternal God, you make all things new, and forgive the wrongs we cannot forget. We have walked too far down wrong paths, we have broken what we cannot repair, we have hurt others and hurt ourselves. Out of the bounty of your mercy, forgive our past and do not let it cripple our journey through life. Lead us into your future free from shame, free to serve your Son our Savior...
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away see everything has become new! All this is from God, to whom we have been reconciled through Christ. (2 Corinthians 5: 17, 18a) Through Jesus we are forgiven, we are healed, we are restored.
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: Mark 10:46-52
SERMON “On Never Giving Up” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 353 (vss. 1 & 4) My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
*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 610 (vss. 1 & 5) O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
POSTLUDE “March Royale” Jean-Baptiste Lully
*Those who are able are invited to stand.