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    AMOSKEAG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

AN ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Preaching the Christ of Scripture

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:15 AM
(Sunday after Labor Day through 2nd Sunday in June)
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SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM
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The Lord’s Day –  April 23, 2017

Approach to the Lord

Prelude
Silent Prayer
Call to Worship
*Hymn #  73 – Rejoice,  All People, Homage Give
*Invocation
*Apostolic Salutation
*Gloria Patri #734
*Prayer of Confession (opposite page)
Assurance of Pardon: Proverbs 28:13
*Hymn # 170 – Fairest Lord Jesus

Proclamation of the Word of God

Prayer for Illumination
Old Covenant Reading: Judges 6:1-35
New Covenant Reading: Acts 9:1-9
Sermon: “The Call of Gideon”

Response to the Word of God:

*Hymn # 498  – Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners
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Confession of Faith: The Ten Commandments (front cover)
Prayer of Intercession and the Lord’s Prayer
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
*Doxology #732

Communion with the Lord

Words of Institution and Exhortation
Partaking of the Elements with Prayer
*Hymn # 279 – Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
*Benediction
*Silent Prayer
*Postlude

Confession of Sin

Have mercy on us, O God, according to Your steadfast love; according to Your abundant mercy blot out our transgressions. Wash us thoroughly from our iniquities, and cleanse us from our sins.  For we know our transgressions, and our sin is ever before us. Against You, You alone, have we sinned, and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified in Your sentence and blameless when You pass judgment. Indeed, we were born guilty, sinners when our mothers conceived us.  Hide Your face from our sins, and blot out all our iniquities. Create in us clean hearts, O God, and put new and right spirits within us. Do not cast us away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from us, we pray through Him who loved us and gave Himself for us, even our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.  [based on Ps. 51]                                                                                     .
WLC Q. 168. What is the Lord’s Supper?
A. The Lord’s supper is a sacrament of the New Testament, wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine according to the appointment of Jesus Christ, his death is showed forth; and they that worthily communicate feed upon his body and blood, to their spiritual nourishment and growth in grace; have their union and communion with him confirmed; testify and renew their thankfulness, and engagement to God, and their mutual love and fellowship each with other, as members of the same mystical body. The inner two rings of cups are grape juice.  
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     Let us all return with spiritual expectation to meet with the Lord in our evening service of prayer, praise, and thanksgiving                                                                                                                                                                               

Sunday Evening  Service
Call to Worship
 *Hymn # 268  – Welcome, Happy Morning!       
Congregational Selection of Hymns
Worship Song: Where Theology Meets the Heart – Hymn #268
Congregational Prayer
*Hymn # 268 – Welcome, Happy Morning!       
*Benediction
*Silent Prayer
*Postlude

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               Announcements for April 23, 2017
Please visit www.amoskeagchurch.org for church calendar

Next Sunday:Rev. David Booth will lead the morning worship service as part
of the New England Presbytery pulpit exchange.

Youth Group – Friday Night Live – 7:00 @ Amoskeag Presbyterian

Next Men’s Breakfast – May 27th at 8:00 (rescheduled)

Officer’s Retreat – May 19th – 20th

Women’s Bible Study and Fellowship.  Next meeting will be Friday, May 19, 2017, from 7-9 pm, at the Foleys’ home in Goffstown.  We will studying Mary and Martha and the topic of grief in John 11:1-44. (There will not be a meeting in April.)  All are welcome!

Camp Shiloh:
*       Juniors Camp (ages 9-12)  – July 09-15
*       Seniors Camp (ages 13-18) – July 16-22

Brochures available in refreshment area.
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Sunday School Collections – Please remember, as you are able, to help your child provide for the weekly Sunday School missions collections. Just a coin or two is fine. These funds, collected over time, have always helped us give a few hundred dollars to missionaries when they come and visit as an individual “thank offering.” The Sunday School teachers make great efforts throughout the year to teach the children to pray for missions (home and foreign) as well as for our denominational work as a whole.

Sunday Schedules:  (may not reflect changes made by individuals)
March Deacon on Call – Carl Foley
Refreshments

 

April         23 – Lascaze, Weir
April         30 – Carlson, Bekkering
May            7 – Phelps, Armor
Ushers
April         23 – Daniel Lascaze, Dave Schaller
April         30 – Bob Belanger, Logan Phelps
May            7 – David Petriel, Matt Graves
 Nursery April         23 – Becky Ford, Heather and Gillian Graves
April         30 – Crystal Phelps, Kathy and Tim Carlson
May            7 – Valerie Fenton, Deborah Gulstrom, Laurel Arce