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The Prelude:

*The Call to Worship: Liturgist

You shall call and the Lord will answer;

you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am.

If you offer food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted,

then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.

The Lord will guide you and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.

*The Hymn: "The Church's One Foundation" 545

The Prayer of Confession:

O holy and merciful God, we confess that we have not always taken upon ourselves the yoke of obedience, nor been willing to seek and do your perfect will.
We have not loved you with all our heart and mind and soul and strength neither have we loved our neighbors as ourselves.
You have called to us in the need of our sisters and brothers, and we have passed unheeding on our way.
In the pride of our hearts and our unwillingness to repent, we have turned away from the cross of Christ, and have grieved your Holy Spirit.

The Words of Assurance and Pardon:

May the almighty God, who caused light to shine out of darkness, shine in our hearts, cleansing us from all our sins, and restoring us to the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

The Responsive Psalm: Psalm 112 833
The Anthem: "I Sing the Mighty Power of God" Mens Chorus
The Epistle Lesson: I Chorinthians 2:1-12
The Anthem: "For the Beauty of the Earth" The Choir
*The Gospel Lesson: Matthew 5:13-20

*The 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.

The Sermon: "A Pinch of Salt, a Flicker of Light" Pastor

The Intercessory Prayers:

The Offering: Please sign the attendance registers at this time.
*The Doxology: Old 100th
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creature here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly hosts;
praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*The Great Thanksgiving: Hymnal, p. 9

*The Prayer After Receiving:

Eternal God, we give thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself for us.
Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

*The Hymn: "Here I am Lord" 593
*The Benediction:
*The Choral Response: "Here I Am Lord" (Refrain) 593

* Means the congregation stands.

Italics means the congregation speaks.

Bold means Pastor or Liturgist speaks.


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