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September 24, 2017
 
 
Gathering & Preparation – “Public worship is Christian when the worshippers recognize that Christ is the Mediator by whom alone they can come unto God, when they honor Christ as the head of the Church, who rules over public worship, and when their worship is an expression of their faith in Christ and of their love for Him [John 14:6; Ephesians 2:18; Colossians 3:17; 1 Timothy 2:5]” (Book of Church Order 47-4).
 
Prelude
 
Call to Worship
 

Hymn #521

                 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
 
Prayer of Adoration
 
Affirmation of Faith – The First Catechism #16-21
 
Scripture Reading – Leviticus 19
 

Unison Prayer of Confession

Be pleased to have compassion on us, O most gracious God, Father of all mercies, for the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. And in removing our guilt and our pollution, grant us the daily increase of the grace of Your Holy Spirit, that acknowledging from our inmost heart our own unrighteousness, we may be touched with sorrow that shall work true repentance, and that Your Spirit, mortifying all sin within us, may produce the fruits of holiness and righteousness well pleasing in Your sight. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
Silent Prayer
 
Assurance & Comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
 
Worship through Giving
 
Offertory – Made One in Christ (Arr. McDonald)
 
How lovely and good in the sight of the Lord when we, before God, live in humble accord. Bonded in purpose, knit by his hand, woven together, one body we stand.
Come, share his knowledge; come, learn his way. Come, know his wisdom as we seek him and pray. Celebrate his mercy, his passion and life as we worship together, made one in Christ.  Rest for the weary, peace for the tossed, haven of refuge, home for the lost. Faith for the faithless, strength for the faint, hope for the broken, joy for the saint! Learning together, serving him forever, we are united, made one in Christ.
 

Hymn #731

                 Doxology
 
Prayer of Thanksgiving
 
Prayer for Our Covenant Children
 
Children’s Worship [Toddler-Pre-K; K-3rd Grade]
 

Hymn

                         God Be Merciful to Me
Psalm 51 (1912 Psalter), Christopher Miner (1998)
 
Scripture Reading – Acts 22:30 – 23:11
 

Sermon          Whitewashed Walls

Pastor Dan Ledford

 

Hymn #571

               Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
 
Prayer of Intercession for Christ’s Church & the World
 

Hymn

                         O My Soul, Arise
Charles Wesley (1742); Eric McAllister (2012)
 
Benediction
 
Postlude
 
Announcements
 

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