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*CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 86:8-13 (Responsive Reading) O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Leader: There is none like You among the gods, O LORD, nor are there any works like Yours. All the nations You have made shall come and worship before You, O LORD, and shall glorify Your name. For You are great and do wondrous things; Congregation: You alone are God. Leader: Teach me Your way, O LORD, that I may walk in Your truth; Congregation: Unite my heart to fear Your name. Leader: I give thanks to You, O LORD my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify Your name forever. All: For great is Your steadfast love toward me; You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. (ESV)

*HYMN OF RESPONSE Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God *BENEDICTION

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YOUTH (6th 12th Grades)

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM RETREAT August 21-23 YOUTH/ PARENT COOKOUT August 30th HAVE QUESTIONS about the ministry to youth & families? Please contact Asst Pastor Drew Martin ([email protected] or 692-5834). YOUTH WEBSITE: www.sandhillspca.org/youth

*Those who are able, please stand.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Summer Term: June 7, 2009 September 6, 2009 EXPERIENCING GOD Tom Hill Groups Room* THE BOOK OF JAMES Tom Smith Sanctuary

SANDHILLS PRESBYTERIAN 101-Chip McAulay Chip s Office

CHILDREN'S WORSHIP

CHILDREN of all ages are welcome to participate in Worship. NURSERIES for infants thru the 3-year-old class are downstairs. NURSERY: Angie Brooks is our new Nursery Coordinator. Please see bulletin insert. CHILDREN S CHURCH will not be held for the month of August. We are in the process of transitioning to a new curriculum as well as new age groups for Children s church and will resume September 6th. We have a critical need for volunteers. If more volunteers do not step forward to help with this ministry, we may be forced to discontinue this ministry permanently. The lessons and crafts are provided to the teachers and helpers. If you have prayed about helping, feel it is your responsibility and within your gifts to introduce our covenant children to Christ and are willing to give a small amount of time to make a big difference, please contact Sharon Caviness (949-3541) or Heather Windish (2457776).

*Due to the fact that each lesson builds on the previous lesson, it is now too late to join this class

*NEW TESTAMENT READING 1 John 1:5-10 *PASTORAL PRAYER *THE 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.

PULPIT COMMITTEE

Our new Senior Pastor, Kevin Skogen, will officially start on Sunday, September 13, 2009.

A NOTE FROM THE DEACONS

FURNITURE NEEDED: We are looking for some used furniture for Pastor Kevin Skogen's office. A couch, loveseat, chair, etc that matches would be great. If you have something that you would like to donate, please contact Bill Crisp at 910-639-5707. WORKDAYS SCHEDULED : We are having some work days on the next few Saturdays beginning at 8:30am to get Pastor Skogen s rental house ready. Volunteers are needed to help with yardwork, painting, carpentry, tiling and other things. For more information, please contact Chuck and Karen Robbins at (910)949-2001.

*WORSHIP IN PRAISE God, Be Merciful to Me This is Our God WORSHIP IN GIVING Giving of God s Tithe and our Offerings SPECIAL MUSIC Grace Has Called My Name WORSHIP IN THE WORD Psalm 51:1-17, 2 Samuel 12:1-7 A Man s After God s Own Heart Chip McAulay, Assistant Pastor

MUSIC MINISTRY

Adult choir practice will start back Tuesday, September 15 at 6:45pm. Everyone is invited to join this exciting ministry from high school age to age 100!!! Please come share your gifts. If you play an instrument and are interested in sharing your gift, please contact Amy Ivey at [email protected]

CHILDREN S SUNDAY SCHOOL

CHILDREN S SS TEACHERS NEEDED: We are in need of Children s SS Teachers starting September 6, 2009. Remember Sunday School classes do not change until September 6th when Sunday School materials and teachers change. Those interested should contact Susan Boulton at 692-0636 or [email protected]

WELCOME VISITORS!

We welcome all who are visiting with us today. If you have not yet completed a visitor s card, please do it today! They are found under the seats in the sanctuary. Place it in the offering plate or on the reception desk in the Narthex. Please pick up a coffee mug in the reception area. We pray you will feel welcome and worship with us again. If you need a new nametag, or were not given a new one, please fill out an I Need A Nametag form (in the Narthex on the reception desk). Sandhills Presbyterian Church 101, led by Chip McAulay in his office, is a Sunday School Class for Future/Current Members.

OUR MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS:

Greeters: Today: Les & Mary Schrontz and John & Sharon Caviness Next Week, August 23rd: Ron & Lisa Wilson and Gene & Betsy Fuzy Hospitality & Coffee Set-Up: Today: Cathy Wilkison, Kay Blades & Joe Buracker Next Week August 23rd: Sarah Bright, Cindy Hall and Joe Buracker Nursery: Today: Joe & Loretta Arnold, Sheith Davis, Betsy Fuzy, Mandy Luck, Erin Meany Next Week August 23rd: Melissa Clemens, Margaret Leonard, Wes Martin, Randy & Jill Saunders and kids Deacon on Duty: Charlie Proulx Elder for Announcements: Scott Boulton

August 16, 2009

MEDITATION

Yet I Sin

From Valley of Vision

Eternal Father, thou art good beyond all thought, but I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind; My lips are ready to confess, but my heart is slow to feel, and my ways reluctant to amend. I bring my soul to thee; break it, wound it, bend it, mould it. Unmask to me sin s deformity, that I may hate it, abhor it, flee from it. My faculties have been a weapon of revolt against thee; as a rebel I have misused my strength, and served the foul adversary of thy kingdom. Give me grace to bewail my insensate folly, grant me to know that the way of transgressors is hard, that evil paths are wretched paths, that to depart from thee is to lose all good. I have seen the purity and beauty of thy perfect law, the happiness of those in whose heart it reigns, the calm dignity of the walk to which it calls, yet I daily violate and contemn its precepts. Thy loving Spirit strives within me, brings my Scripture warnings, speaks in startling providences, allures by secret whispers, yet I choose devices and desires to my own hurt, impiously resent, grieve, and provoke him to abandon me. All these sins I mourn, lament, and for them cry pardon. Work in me more profound and abiding repentance; Give me the fullness of a godly grief that trembles and fears, yet ever trusts and loves, which is ever powerful, and ever confident; grant that through the tears of repentance I may see more clearly the brightness and glories of the saving cross.

WOMEN IN THE CHURCH (W.I.C.)

WOMEN S BIBLE STUDY Sheila Theune will be facilitating a new Women's Bible study beginning Wednesday, September 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Childcare will be provided. From September 9--October 21 we will be studying "He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear from God, a Bible study by Priscilla Shirer". From October 28 December 16 we will continue with "Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks", also by Priscilla Shirer. These are both homework based studies. Cost of material will be $12 per session. Contact Sheila at 692-8458 or [email protected] if you are interested in attending.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SUNDAY, August 16 9:45 Sunday School 11:00 Worship Service MONDAY, August 17 6:00 Session Meeting TUESDAY, August 18 WEDNESDAY, August 19 7:00 DUSK Men s Group THURSDAY, August 20 FRIDAY, August 21 SATURDAY, August 22 8:30 Workday

MEN S MINISTRY INFORMATION

D.A.W.N. MEN S GROUP (Discipleship And Weekly Nurture) will not meet during the month of August. We will resume meeting after the Labor Day holiday. Please contact Wayne Gomillion with any questions or comments at (910) 585-2400 or [email protected] D.U.S.K. MEN'S GROUP (Disciples Under a Sovereign King) meets Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm at the church. All are welcome to come! We are starting The TRUTH Project, that explores the Christian Worldview. Each week we will watch a thirty minute video and discuss the topics covered. For further details please follow link for DUSK group from the church website or contact Ramey Wilson at (910) 692-6216 or [email protected]

Sandhills Presbyterian Church 650 Pee Dee Road - Southern Pines, NC 28387 Phone: 692.5834 / Fax 692.6831 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.sandhillspca.org Pastoral Staff: Drew Martin, Assistant Pastor Chip McAulay, Assistant Pastor Mike Windish, Pastoral Intern

WELCOME & PRELUDE A time of quiet preparation for worship

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