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Welcome to Worship

August 29, 2008


Hymn 478 v.1
With the Lord Begin your task
Jesus will direct it.
For his aid and counsel ask
Jesus will perfect it
Every morn with Jesus rise
And when day is ended.
In his name then close your eyes;
Be to him commended.
Leader: We worship in the name of
the Father and of the Son and of
the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen.
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before
thee,
Op’ning to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and
sadness;
Drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness,
Message from the Word:

Something’s Missing
Matthew 16:24

“Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If


anyone would come after
me, he must deny himself
and take up his cross and
follow me.’”
Dear Jesus,
You were willing to die a painful
death on a cross in order to save
us. Without your cross, we could
not go to heaven. Make us willing
to take up our crosses to follow
you. When we suffer for being
Christians, remind us of the
suffering you endured for us and of
the wonderful joy we will have in
Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
Jesus, I my cross have taken,
All to leave and follow you.
Destitute, despised, forsaken,
You on earth once suffered, too.
Perish ev’ry fond ambition,
All I’ve ever hoped or known;
Yet how rich is my condition!
God and heav’n are still my own
Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
Let the world despise and leave me;
They have left my Savior, too.
Human hearts and looks deceive
me;
You are not, like them, untrue.
And since you have smiled upon me,
God of wisdom, love, and might,
Foes may hate and friends may shun
me—
Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
Go, then, earthly fame and treasure!
Come, disaster, scorn, and pain!
In your service pain is pleasure;
With your favor loss is gain.
I have called you Abba, Father!
You my all in all shall be.
Storms may howl, and clouds may
gather;
All must work for good to me.
PSALM 142:5-7a
Leader: I cry to you, O Lord; I say,
“You are my refuge,
All: My portion in the land of the
living.”

Leader: Listen to my cry,


All: For I am in desperate need
PSALM 142:5-7a
Leader: Rescue me from those
who pursue me,
All: For they are too strong for
me.

Leader: Set me free from my


prison,
All: That I may praise your name.