Moments of Meditation

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.

Harold Wilson

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

Anatole France

PRELUDE   Deborah Guillory, Organ
“Thee Do I Love” 

Notes On The Life Of The Church
Dr. Darrell Coats

Call To Worship
Leader: Come, hear the word. The Lord is our shepherd. Let us praise God.
People: As every good shepherd, God always sends a servant to tend the flock.
Leader: Even from the days of Abraham, God has walked with the faithful.
People: God’s messenger, Moses, led all of Israel out of the bonds of Egypt.
Leader: Even though Moses died, the lord provided a new leader in Joshua and the Lord still provides new leaders for the faithful today.
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

“Be Thou My Vision” – Hymnal, No. 451   

*Affirmation Of faith

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. (The Apostles’ Creed)


Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.

We worship through our prayers and our offerings

Pastoral Prayer
Dr. Darrell Coats

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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. 

Offertory Moment
Dr. Darrell Coats

Offertory  Chancel Quartet
“Morning has Broken”


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 up-lifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Children’s Message Dr. Darrell Coats

we hear god’s word

Deuteronomy 34:1-9(NIV)

SERMON – Dr. Darrell Coats
“A Change of Leadership” 

we go forth in faith and service

*Hymn of Ccommitment
“God Be with You till We Meet Again” – Hymnal, No. 672

an order of farewell to an interim pastor

Trotter Hunt and Don McGehee


Pastor:     O God, you have bound us together for these six months as pastor and people in this beautiful place.
People:   We have worked for the advancement of your kingdom, proclaiming the good news of Christ’s mission.
Pastor:     We give thanks for the mutual ministry that we have shared in these days now past.
People:    We thank you for your patience with us and your presence among us.
Pastor:     Now we pray, be with us as we separate, that we may continue our witness to Christ, 
People:    Living out the faith of the gospel in our lives and in all the days ahead.
Pastor:     May we always be close to each other in the glorious communion of the saints, in this life and through eternity. 
People:   All this we ask for the sake of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Risen Redeemer and Victorious Savior.  Amen.

Dr. Darrell Coats

Deborah Guillory, Organ