25 Jan. 2009 Bulletin
OUR APPROACH TO GOD
Introit "Let's Just Praise the Lord"
Call to Worship: Psalm 119
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path!
HOW SWEET ARE WORDS TO MY TASTE, SWEETER THAN HONEY TO MY MOUTH!
The Lord exists forever; your word is firmly fixed in heaven.
YOUR FAITHFULNESS ENDURES TO ALL GENERATIONS!
*Hymn 51 "Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah"
Let us be before our God in silence.
Unison Prayer: Nehemiah:
O LORD GOD OF HEAVEN, THE GREAT AND AWESOME GOD WHO KEEPS COVENANT AND STEADFAST LOVE WITH THOSE WHO LOVE HIM AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS; WE HAVE OFFENDED YOU DEEPLY, FAILING TO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS, THE STATUES AND THE ORDINANCES THAT YOU COMMANDED YOUR SERVANT MOSES. LET YOUR EAR BE ATTENTIVE AND YOUR EYES OPEN TO HEAR THE PRAYER OF YOUR SERVANTS WHO DELIGHT IN REVERING YOUR NAME. GRANT US MERCY!
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
CHRIST, HAVE MERCY ON US.
LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.
A Word of Assurance: Deuteronomy 30:1-5
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 "Wonderful Words of LIfe" P. Bliss
THE WORD OF GOD
*Responsive Reading: Psalm 25:4-9
*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
Hymn 375 "Jesus Calls Us"
Jewish Scriptures: Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
The Celtic Allelulia!
Gospel: Mark 1:14-20
Sermon: REPENT AND GO FISH!
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD
*Hymn 42 "Seek Ye First"
*The 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.
A Time of Giving Thanks & Praise
The Prayer of the People & the Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn 292 "God of Grace and God of Glory"
*Response to the Benediction
*Please stand if you are able
The flowers fracing the altear are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of our beloved parents, Josephine and Henry and loved ones of the Safay family.
On January 6th the congregation voted to extend the terms of the current consistory members by one year. The current consistory members are listed on the front of this bulletin. A service marking the new year of service by the consistory will be held on February 1st.