24 Sept. 2006 Bulletin
OUR APPROACH TO GOD
Introit “Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace”
Call to Worship: Psalm 19, adapted
The law of the Lord is perfect, revising the soul.
THE PRECEPTS OF THE LORD ARE RIGHT, REJOICING OUR HEARTS.
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.
IN KEEPING GOD'S WORD THERE IS GREAT REWARD.
Let us therefore bow down and worship the Maker,
GOD, OUR ROCK AND OUR REDEEMER!
*Hymn "A Mighty Fortress is our God" Martin Luther
Let us be before our God in silence.
Unison Prayer: John Calvin
MY GOD, FATHER AND PRESERVER, WHO IN YOUR GOODNESS HAS WATCHED OVER ME IN THIS PAST NIGHT AND BROUGHT ME TO THIS GREAT DAY, GRANT THAT I MAY SPEND THE DAY WHOLLY IN YOUR SERVICE. LET ME NOT THINK OR SAY OR DO A SINGLE THING THAT IS NOT IN OBEDIENCE TO YOUR WILL; BUT RATHER, LET ALL MY ACTIONS BE DIRECTED TO YOUR GLORY AND THE SALVATION OF OF MY BRETHREN. LET ME ATTEMPT NOTHING THAT IS NOT PLEASING TO YOU; BUT RATHER LET ME SEEK HAPPINESS ONLY IN YOUR GRACE AND GOODNESS.
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
A Word of Assurance
The Summary of the Law (Mark 12:29b-31)
This is the first commandment:
HEAR O ISRAEL,
THE LORD OUR GOD,
THE LORD IS ONE!
THEREFORE YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD
WITH ALL YOUR HEART,
WITH ALL YOUR SOUL,
WITH ALL YOUR MIND,
AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.
This is the second commandment:
YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
There is no greater commandment than these.
Anthem "Just A Closer Walk With Thee"
THE WORD OF GOD
*Gloria Patri (Hymn No. 623)
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,
The Greeting of Peace
The First Reading is dedicated to Rose on the occasion of her 90th Birthday!
Jewish Scriptures: Proverbs 31:10-31
Epistle: James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a
The Celtic Allelulia!
Gospel: Mark 9:30-37
OUR RESPONSE TO GODThe Offering
*Doxology (625) and Prayer
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW;
PRAISE GOD ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW;
PRAISE GOD ABOVE YE HEAVENLY HOSTS;
PRAISE FATHER (CREATOR), SON (CHRIST) AND HOLY GHOST. AMEN.
The Meaning of the Sacrament
The Invitation to the Table
The Communion Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread
The Great Thanksgiving & the Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn “The Church's One Foundation”
*Please stand if you are able.
The flowers gracing the altar are given to the glory of God to remember all our loved ones and to honor Rose on her 90th birthday celebration!
Join us for Bible study, this Sunday and every Sunday, September 24, 2006 after service with the Rev. Bob Peterson! We are working on the book of Acts!