A Service of Worship for the Lord's Day     


April 29, 2018 



Prelude
                                                                     Mrs. Lynn Patterson 

*Welcome and Greeting 

Leader: We gather today in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ.  May His Peace be with you all. 

People: And also with you. 

(Please take a moment to greet one another as the people of God) 

Announcements and Opportunities for Service 

(Please sign the Friendship Register found in your pew) 

Choral Introit 

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 22) 

Leader: All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord. 

People: All the families of the nations shall worship before him. 

Leader: For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules the nations. 

People: Future generations will be told about the Lord, and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn. 

*Opening Prayer 

*Hymn 611 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” 

(The ushers will collect prayer cards during the singing of this hymn.) 

*Call to Confession (adapted from Psalm 130) 

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with God, so that the Lord may be revered. Let us confess our sins. 

*Silent Prayer 

*Prayer of Confession 

We have sinned, O Lord, by not considering your wonderful works and not remembering the abundance of your steadfast love. At times, we have exchanged your glory for false images and cheap idols in our own lives. And, more often than we like to admit, we have forgotten our Savior, Jesus Christ, and remembered only our selfish concerns. Forgive us, Father, for our foolish ways. And for our sake, remember your covenant with us through Christ, show us compassion according to the abundance of your steadfast love, and draw us close through the presence of your Holy Spirit. All this we pray in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

*Assurance of Pardon 

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 58l) 

Special Music                   Sanctuary Choir 

Children’s Sermon Five Cents-A-Meal Offering 

(We invite All God’s Children from birth through 2nd grade old to join us downstairs following the Children’s Sermon) 

Prayer for Illumination 

Scripture 

New Testament lesson Acts 8.26-40 NT 110-1 

New Testament lesson 1 John 4.7-21 NT 213 

Gospel lesson John 15.1-8 NT 95-6 

Our Worship Reader for this morning is Dick Hood. 

Leader: The Word of the Lord. 

People: Thanks be to God. 

Sermon “On the Road with God” 

*Hymn 739 “O for a Closer Walk with God” 

*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed (page 35) 

Joys and Concerns of the Church 

Prayers of the People 

Offering of Tithes and Gifts 

Offertory 

*Doxology (Hymn 606) 

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer (page 35) 

*Hymn 546 “Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing” 

*Benediction 

*Choral Benediction 

*Postlude                                   Mrs. Lynn Patterson





VOLUNTEERS FOR TODAY'S SERVICE 

USHERS: Fred Bayley, Ben Burgin 

               Mark Koone, Reid Lane 

ALL GOD’S CHILDREN: Jacqueline Hamilton 

SCRIPTURE READER: Dick Hood