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Cherry Log Christian Church
Rev. Bill Thompson, Presiding
Richard Lumpkin, Minister of
Birdie Towle-Bright, Accompanist
Sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost
Sunday, September 16, 2007
ORDER OF WORSHIP
GATHERED BY THE
Welcome [Listen - mp3]
Rev. Bill Thompson
present today please sign the attendance pad. Print clearly and date the
"This is the Day"
Sacred Procession Birdie Towle-Bright
Bread and Wine- Bread of Life
and Cup of Salvation
The Bible - God's Sacred Word
Plates - Symbols of our Giving and Serving.
The Cross - The symbol of
the Resurrected Christ.
Larry Hansen - Chairman of Building
Committee Assisted by: Byron Wyndham-Moderator Jerry Barrett-Treasurer
Ida-Anne Clarke - Chair of Elders
Hymn [Listen - mp3] Hymn # 25
"Praise to the Lord, the
*Call to Worship [Listen
- mp3] Teri Slemons
Leader: In the midst
of the congregation I will praise you.
People: Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to
God's holy name!
Leader: I will extol
you, my God and King, and bless your name for ever and ever.
be your name, O God, our Redeemer. By your mercy we have been born anew
to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from
Prayer Teri Slemons
loving God, with thankful hearts we humbly gather to offer praise
thanksgiving for our new church. We know that You are in our midst; and
are grateful for the journey that brings us to this place and time.
Accept this building
and our offerings of praise and worship as humble
gifts. Grant us Your guidance that
we may continue to be Christ's body,
present here and now, for all those in need. Help
us to make this
building a house of prayer for all people, a bright and shining light, a
of our faith to this community and beyond and may the Holy
Spirit rest mightily upon all
who enter these doors. In Jesus' name we
lift our prayers to heaven. Amen.
"Glory Be to God" Hymn # 37
COMMUNING WITH THE
Hymn [Listen - mp3] Hymn # 112
"We Are Standing
On Holy Ground "
Prayer Rev. Bill Thompson
Response Judy Wyndham
"Hear Us Now, O Lord"
Sentences [Listen - mp3] Teri Slemons
- mp3] Beethoven
We Adore Thee "
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
Praise God all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God the
source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
INVITATION TO THE
[Listen - mp3]
Hymn # 408
"Come, Share the Lord"
Supper Rev. Bill Thompson
Prayers Carolyn McGinness, Tony Carruth
(All are welcome
at this table. Please serve one another as the elements are passed and
return the empty cup to the tray)
and the Lord's Prayer
(Children ages 3 -
Grade 2 may leave for "Godly Play" children's church)
15:1-10 Lynn Doss
Dr. Fred Craddock
"What Right Have We to be Merry? "
LIFE AND SERVICE
Invitation and Commitment
- mp3] Hymn # 715
"Now Thank We All Our God"
(Members are received by confession of faith and baptism or by transfer
to full or associate membership.)
- mp3] Hymn #307
"For Thine Is The Kingdom"
*Those who are
able, please stand