A Service of Worship for the Lord's Day                                                                                                                                                       

                                October 22, 2017 



Prelude
                          Mrs. Lynn Patterson 

*Welcome and Greeting        Dr. Don Lesher 

Leader: We gather today in the name of our 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 99) 

Leader: The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the people. 

All: Let us praise God’s great and awesome name, Holy is he!

Leader: Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness. 

All: Let us praise God’s great and awesome name, for the Lord our God is holy! 

*Opening Prayer 

*Hymn 41(P)    “O Worship the King, All Glorious Above! ” 

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

*Call to Confession (adapted from Isaiah 30.18) 

Our God is a God of justice, waiting to be gracious to us, yearning to have mercy on us. Blessed are all who wait for the Lord. In penitence and faith, let us confess our sins to almighty God. 

*Silent Prayer 

*Prayer of Confession 

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image; through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon 

*Gloria Patri   (Hymn 581 P)

Special Music     Sanctuary Choir 

Children’s Sermon        Mrs. Mary Beth Francis 

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

Prayer for Illumination 

Scripture 

Old Testament lesson Jeremiah 18.1-12 OT 679 

New Testament lesson 2nd Corinthians 4.1, 5-9, 15-16 NT 159 

Our Worship Reader for this morning is Dick Hood. 

Leader: The Word of the Lord. 

People: Thanks be to God. 

Sermon    “What We Need Is Here ”   Rev. Don Ledbetter 

*Hymn 494 (P)    “Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts ”

*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed (P 34) 

Joys and Concerns of the Church Prayers of the People 

Offering of Tithes and Gifts 

Offertory 

*Doxology  (Hymn 606 P) 

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

*Hymn 542 (P)  “God Be with You Till We Meet Again ”

*Benediction 

*Choral Benediction 

Postlude



VOLUNTEERS FOR TODAY'S SERVICE 

USHERS: Andy & Laura Dorsey 

               John Harrill, Lee Harrill 

ALL GOD’S CHILDREN: Sadie Scripps

SCRIPTURE READER: Dick Hood