Gathering Music – Marty Merryman
Welcoming Guests and Announcements – Pastor Ross
Prelude – There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood ‐ Cleansing Fountain
Dear God, Please look into the secret places of my mind and heart that could hurt me or someone I love. Help me to see what You see so that I can change my attitudes and actions that make you disappointed in me. I confess them to You. Please show me Your way to live and help me to live my life Your way with the power of Your Spirit. ~Psalm 139:23‐24 Thank You, God, for all that You have done for me!
Call to Worship – Pastor Linda
Opening Hymn – Make Me a Captive Lord – Hymnal #421
Prayer of Confession – Pastor Ross or Dave
Assurance of Forgiveness – Pastor Ross or Dave
Prayer Concerns – Pastor Linda
Prayer Song – Kyrie ‐ Ancient Greek
Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer
Anthem – Majestic Sweetness Sits Enthroned ‐ arr. R.J. Hughes
Scripture Reading – Titus 3:3‐7 (NIV) – Sondra Foley
Offering – Pastor Ross
Preparation Hymn – Nothing But the Blood – Hymnal #362
Message – Savior 5: Are You really Clean?
Communion Invitation, Hymn & Elements
Break Thou the Bread of Life ‐ Hymnal # ‐ 599
Closing Hymn – Because He Lives – Hymnal #364
Benediction – Choral Amen – Pastor Ross
Postlude – Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary ‐ John M. Moore
Titus 3:3-7 – New International Version
3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
Sin stains and pollutes our lives. Sin in this sense is more than just a superficial account of our wrongdoings. It sinks deeply into our innermost being, affecting the way we think, act, feel and relate to others. We cannot get this stain out on our own. Jesus’ cleansing power reaches into every aspect of our lives. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Hebrew understanding of the scapegoat. He takes the stain of sin upon himself. He becomes “dirty” so that we might be made clean.