WORSHIP LEADER'S GUIDE (2nd Service, October 29, 2007) GOD GATHERS US FROM THE NATIONS WELCOME & SHARING OF CHURCH

NEWS: (Please turn off your mobile phones) PRAYER OF ADORATION (Juan): Fill our worship with grace, Lord Jesus Christ, that every thought, word, and deed may be acceptable to you, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen.

CALL TO WORSHIP Leader: In life and in death we belong to God.

Everyone: Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God. Leader: Let us worship the Holy One of Israel! (LEADER): Please stand as you are able and sing: *HYMN # 324 , ”OPEN MY EYES THAT I MAY SEE ” GOD RENEWS US IN GRACE (Leader): In Jesus, God calls us all to repent and believe the Gospel. Let us confess our sins to Almighty God first in silence and then in unison… Silent Prayer (Leader, after around 9 seconds of silence): Let us now pray together a Prayer of Confession (Everyone): God of sovereign love, you created the world good and made everyone equally in your image but we rebel against you ; we hide from our Creator. Ignoring your commandments, we violate your image in others and ourselves, accept lies as truth, exploit neighbor and
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Call to Confession

Silent Prayer Prayer of Confession

nature, and threaten death to the planet you entrusted to our care. We deserve your condemnation. Yet you act with justice and mercy to redeem creation. O God, in your mercy, we ask you to forgive our sin and help us live as heirs of your covenant. ASSURANCE OF PARDON Leader: Jesus was crucified, suffering the depths of human pain and giving his life for the sins of the world. God raised Jesus from the dead, vindicating his sinless life, breaking the power of sin and evil, delivering us from death to life eternal. Everyone: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God! (Leader): “In gratitude for God’s grace, we give thanks now with joy….” (Leader): Let us now stand together in the singing of the Gloria Patri *HYMN: “GLORIA PATRI” 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. Amen, Amen. GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF CHRIST (Leader): The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith, sets us free to accept ourselves and to love God and neighbor, and binds us together with all believers As we have received peace through Christ, so let us pass the peace of Christ to one another. (Leader): And as we are seated, please sign the Friendship Pad and pass it down the row. PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE : Minister: “Let that be our prayer”
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People’s Response: “Amen!” PASTORAL PRAYER FOLLOWED BY THE LORD’S PRAYER (Page # 16 of the regular print Hymnal. Traditional version) WORSHIP WITH OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS (Leader): Let us now prepare for the presenting our tithes and offerings to God. (Leader): With thankfulness we give in gratitude and joy. With prayerfulness we give in sacrifice and love. With hopefulness we give in commitment to God. CHOIR ANTHEM “ BREATHE ON ME” *HYMN: “The Doxology” Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. OFFERTORY PRAYER (Leader):

Introduction to the offering

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH THE WORD PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION: (Leader): Spirit of the Living God, we thank you for inspiring the prophets and apostles in order to rule our faith and life in Christ through Scripture. Engage all of us this morning , we ask, through the Word proclaimed in this place . In Christ’s name we pray Amen (Leader): May the children now come for the Children’s message. CHILDREN’S MESSAGE KATHY GASKINS (Children through grade 3 may go to Junior Church) HYMN # 304, “Jesus Loves Me!” (verse 1) (LEADER): PLEASE REMAIN SEATED AS WE NOW SING TOGETHER
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HYMN # 322, “SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD” OLD
TESTAMENT

READING:

(Leader): The Old Testament Reading comes to us from… JOEL 2:28-29 (Page # ??) of the Pew Bible; listen to God’s Word…

NEW TESTAMENT READING:

(Leader): The New Testament Reading comes to us from… LUKE 18:9-14 (Page # ??) of the Pew Bible. Listen to God’s Word… Leader: This is the Word of the Lord People: Thanks be to God!

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD: AFFIRMATION OF THE FAITH OF OUR CHURCH: (From the Brief Statement of Faith- Presbyterian Book of Confession)

“WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE PRESBYTERIAN” (Last in the Reformed Confessions Series) Everyone: In a broken and fearful world the Spirit gives us courage to pray without ceasing, to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior, to unmask idolatries in church and culture, to hear the voices of peoples long silenced, and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.

GOD SENDS US OUT TO THE NATIONS * BENEDICTION The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. *HYMN # 386 ,”O FOR * CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE:
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WORLD” (verses 1 and 3 through 5)

Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love; The fellowship of kindred minds Is like to that above.

Key:

Black: Sections that usually remain in the bulletin. There are some changes on Communion Sundays (Usually on the first Sunday of every month) Red: Section that do change weekly in the bulletins

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Blue: These are parts that do not have to appear on the bulletins. Usually for the Worship Leaders.

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