Crossroads Presbyterian Church




15642 Hwy 160

Desert, Texas


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Crossroads Presbyterian Church
Desert, TX.
Rev. Scott Leslie, Pastor
Rev. David A. Sharp, Pastor Emeritus
Phone (972)752-4223
Web Site:
August 31, 2008 11:00 a.m.
Welcome. "Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice" (Psalm 105:3). Let us rejoice as we present ourselves before our loving Creator. Welcome to worship. Welcome to this house of God.
Prelude Trena Griffin, Piano;
Betty Frazier, Organ
Acolytes Lighting the Candles
Welcome and Announcements Lee Alley
Worship Music "Shine, Jesus Shine" Led by CRPC Youth
Call to Worship Responsively
Leader: God Has given us holy hands:
People: Hands to caress a deep ache, a tight knot of stress and tension;
Leader: Hands to hold a hurt child, embrace a lovely friend, care for one who is ill;
People: Hands to create a loving meal or a work of art;
Leader: Hands to till the soil or to make a bed;
People: Hands to write to one in need or call another with good news;
Leader: God has given us holy hands;
People: hands to bring God's touch to earth and to do God's will.
Leader: Come and worship God.
* Singing "O Worship the King" Hymn Number 14
Led by Cindy Haggard
The People of CRPC confess their SINS Together
Led by Marianne Brummett
O God, whom Jesus called Father, we admit that we have done many wrong and wicked things and we have neglected doing many loving things. We are sorry that we have thought, said, and done such foolishness. Now we would turn away from our mistakes. We are at heart, Father, when we think of them. Forgive us for not knowing what we do. Grant that we may so love You and serve You all our days that others will come to know and praise You... (continue in silent confession).
Words of Assurance Responsively
Leader: The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven and cleansed from all our sin.
People: May the God of mercy, who forgives us all our sins, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, keep us in eternal life. Amen.
Giving our Tithes & Offerings  
Special Music by Betty Frazier
* Doxology Hymnal No. 109
* Prayer of Thanksgiving  
* Affirmation "The Apostles' Creed" Hymnal No. 105
Children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade are dismissed for Children's Worship in the Fellowship Hall at this time.
Prayers & The Lord's Prayer  
Leader: Let those who wish to sit or stand, voice their joys or concerns in the form of a prayer ... Join me now in a time of silent prayer ... Hear these joys, concerns, thoughts and needs of the Crossroads Presbyterian Church as we pray together...
People: "Our Father, who are in Heaven... " (The CRPC congregation uses 'debts' and 'debtors' in place of 'trespasses' and 'trespass against us'). Amen!
The Word
Singing "Majesty" Hymnal No. 1
Scripture Lesson Acts 3:1 - 21
Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God!
Sermon - "Witness" Rev. Scott Leslie
* Singing "I Love to Tell the Story" Hymnal No. 650
* Acolytes Extinguish Candles  
* Benediction / Pastoral Blessing  
You go nowhere by accident. Wherever you go, God is sending you, wherever you are, God has put you there; He has a purpose in your being there. Christ who dwells within you has something He wants to do through you wherever you are. Believe this and go in His grace and love and power.
* - Those who are able to are requested to stand.
Please Sign the attendance sheet in the little black book at the end of the pew row so that we may have a record of your attendance. We will NOT come knocking on your door or call on you otherwise; we just ask for this information so that we may have a record of your attendance and so that we can send you a 'Thank You' card for attending worship service with us. If you are considering receiving Jesus Christ as Your Savior and making Him the Lord of your life, or if you would like to know more about our congregation to become a member, please speak with the pastor or worship elder following the worship service.