WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE Meditation on “Repton” Robert A. Hobby
*CALL TO WORSHIP -- based on 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 275 “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
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
In Jesus all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Jesus all things, whether on earth or in heaven, have been reconciled to God. (Colossians 1:19, 20)
Friends, believe the gospel:
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 LESSONS: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Colossians 1:15-29
SERMON “God’s Friends” Rev. Barrett Ingram
Text: “You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself…” (Colossians 1: 21, 22).
*HYMN 465 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
*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
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “Hear, O Lord, My Plea for Justice”
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 353 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”
*POSTLUDE “Trumpet Tune in D Major” David Johnson