18 Jan. 2009 Bulletin
OUR APPROACH TO GOD
Introit "The Bond of Love"
Welcome and Call to Worship: Psalm 30
I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up,
AND DID NOT LET MY FOES REJOICE OVER ME.
O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol, restored me to life...
SING PRAISES TO THE LORD, O YOU HIS FAITHFUL ONES, AND GIVE THANKS TO GOD'S HOLY NAME!
*Hymn 284 "They'll Know We Are Christians"
Let us be before our God in silence.
Unison Prayer: Psalm 40:11ff
DO NOT, O LORD, WITHHOLD YOUR MERCY FROM ME; LET YOUR STEADFAST LOVE AND YOUR FAITHFULNESS KEEP ME SAFE FOREVER. FOR EVILS HAVE ENCOMPASSED ME WITHOUT NUMBER; MY INIQUITIES HAVE OVERTAKEN ME, UNTIL I CANNOT SEE; THEY ARE MORE THAN THE HAIRS OF MY HEAD; AND MY HEART FAILS ME. BE PLEASED, O LORD, TO DELIVER ME; O LORD, MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME.
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
A Word of Assurance:
The Summary of God's Law (Mark 12:29-31)
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 "Come, Christians, Join to Sing"
THE WORD OF GOD
*Responsive Reading: Psalm 40:1-10
*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
Jewish Scriptures: Genesis 37:1-27
New Testament: Acts 7:6-18
Sermon by Rev. Joanne Noel
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD
*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.
A Time of Giving Thanks & Praise
The Prayer of the People & the Lord's Prayer
*Hymn "We Shall Overcome"
*Response to the Benediction
*Please stand if you are able.
WE SHALL OVERCOME
We shall overcome...we shall overcome...we shall overcome someday.
Oh deep in my heart, I do believe we shall overcome someday.
We'll walk hand in hand...
We shall live in peace...
The truth shall set us free...
At the 2009 congregational meeting the congregation voted to extend the terms of its current consistory. The names of the consistory are listed in front of the bulletin.