Bulletin for Jan. 29

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH
Shirley Cauthen, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Thinking we know all the answers, yet wondering if we haven’t missed something;
People: we enter this sanctuary of Truth.
Leader: In the company of sinners, in cahoots with saints:
People: we gather as God’s people.
Leader: Standing by folks of deep, abiding faith; seated with those who stumble through the kingdom:
People: we lift our praise to God.

*HYMN No. 455 All Creatures of Our God and King

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Leader: It’s very simple: all God asks is that we recognize our sin and acknowledge it. And why? When we offer our prayers of confession, God takes them from us and fills our hearts with such an abundance of mercy, we cannot hold it all. Please join me as we pray together, saying,
People: God our God: we fill our souls with the empty sounds of our culture, and wonder why we are so empty when we need words of hope, of grace, of comfort. We are careful to follow the prescriptions our doctors give us, yet pay little heed to your hopes for us. We puff out our chests over what good people we are, yet do not notice how our pride trips those who seek to follow Jesus. Forgive us, Holy One, and be gracious to us: astound us with your words so we may learn your ways; nourish us with your mercy, so we may be filled with life; enter our empty souls, till they overflow with praise for your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen

*KYRIE ELEISON
Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: Of all the astounding works of God, this may be the most wonderful: God is gracious and merciful – to us.
People: What has this to do with us? Everything! What is this? Good news, of the very best kind! We are forgiven. We give thanks to our God with all our hearts. Amen (Lectionary Liturgies, Ordinary Time, 4-B)

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

ANTHEM Where Can We Find Peace? by the Adult Choir

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Pat Oglesby

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 482 Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty
(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE Psalm 111 Old Testament Page 562 in pew Bible

SERMON
Do You Know Your ABCs?
by Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried, he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 539 Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please Stand
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As we pray today we will be remembering Woodlawn Presbyterian Church in Sharon, SC and it’s 230 members.

HOPE OF LANCASTER COUNTY
January is one of our months to provide food for HOPE. Needs include: 5 lb. bags of flour, sugar and cornmeal, evaporated milk, grits, jelly, rice and peanut butter

ATTENTION LADIES: If you plan to attend the annual Montreat Weekend (Sept. 21-23) room deposits for the first night need to be paid this week. Please mail your check for $34.00 payable to Presbyterian Women to Lynne Jones, 8128 Van Wyck Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

RECENT MEMORIALS AND HONORARIUMS:
In memory of Al Williams given by Pat Oglesby
In memory of Dillon Denton given by Pat Oglesby
In memory of Eddie Brunson given by Pat Oglesby
Dimes for Hunger – In memory of Al Williams given by Barbara Kurz
Youth Activities Fund – In memory of Al Williams given by Glenda and Henry Manus
Tree Fund – In memory of Al Williams given by Jim and Jane Massey

GREETERS AND USHERS: Richard and Linda Vaughan

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