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Sample Bulletin

First Presbyterian Church

The church gathers in the sanctuary.
Prelude – Church Organist

Call to worship

L – For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy!

P – The rightous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

L - They are planted in the house of the LORD; they flourish in the courts of our God.

P – They show that the lord is upright; he is our rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

L - The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

P – Praise be to God!

Words of Welcome    —    Minister

* Invocation

Perfect Light of revelation, as you shone in the life of Jesus, shine on us that we may be come beacons of trugh and compassion, enlightening all creation with deeds of justice and mercy. Amen.

* Hymn of Praise    —    #305 in hymnal

* Prayer of Confession:

God of our salvation, who sent your Son to seek out and save what is lost, hear our prayers as a people who are lost and seeking forgiveness. We have strayed, LORD, and we need your guidance to set us again on the path of righteousness. Amen.

* Assurance of Pardon
(Read by minister, biblically based assurance)

L – In the name of Jesus Christ, our sincs are forgiven

P – Thanks be to God!

* Response of Praise    —    sing Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, it is now, and ever shall be, world with out end. Amen.

Prayer of Illumination    —    Minster

Scripture Readings

Sermon    —    "They Too Have Their Story"    —    Dr. Phillip Million

* Affirmation of Faith:    —    Apostles Creed (pp. 14 hymnal)

I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only begotten 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 sits at the right hand of God the Father. From thence on 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 sin, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

* Hymn of Commitment    —    #205 in hymnal

Minute for Mission    —    Mission Lady

Joys and Concerns    —    (visitors, please sign the attendance pads at this time)

Silent Prayer

Pastoral Prayer    —    Dr. Phillip Million

Lord's Prayer:
Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Offertory Anthem    —    Choir/Organist

* 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.

Prayer of Dedication    —    Dr. Phillip Million

* Hymn of Dedication    —    #345 in hymnal

Acolytes will extinguish candles

* Benediction    —    Dr. Phillip Million

* Choral Benediction

Postlude: Voluntary VI by John Stanley    —    organist – Jared Aragon