A Blessed Life
Our guest speaker this week is Rev. Dave Mason.
Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Bob Senay
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: One: God gives us one day at a time:
People: Long enough for laughter to follow tears;
Leader: Deep enough for prayer and silence to pray
People: Time enough to help someone in need;
Leader: Plenty of time to notice beauty and praise the
People: Sufficient time to build a bridge of
forgiveness or tear down a wall of resentment;
Leader: The right time to embrace friends, smile at
strangers, play with children, sing praise to God.
People: Praise God for this day we are given.
INVOCATION Rev. Mason
HYMN 738 O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
CALL TO CONFESSION
Let us confess our sins before a merciful God:
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Lord, forgive us for not realizing the kingdom of God unfolds in open places. Forgive us for not realizing that the empty places in body and soul are the fertile soil for new growth. Forgive us for filling our lives to capacity, failing to recognize what is missing. Forgive us for not seeing that the ache of love lost is witness to the seed planted. Forgive us for not appreciating the pain of grief, for the fullness of love is woven with sorrow. Forgive us for the rejection of others who keep us mindful of that beyond. Bless you for giving us the harmony of life in the Spirit, for we will recognize true abundance. Amen.
*Time of silent prayer.
Assurance of Pardon
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Alleluia! Amen.
*Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
*Response – Gloria Patri
The Word of God
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading MATTHEW 5: 1-12
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God !
Sermon “ A BLESSED LIFE”
Responding to the Word
HYMN 731 Give Thanks for Those Whose Faith
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Prayer of dedication
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN 824 Near to the Heart of God Postlude Bob Senay
BIRTHDAYS: Ida Reese, Debbie Rugg, Helen Provenzano, Cheryl Bell
ANNIVERSARYS: Ed & Carol Horne
To the Family of Frank Baker on the passing of his sister.
To the Family of Marvin Cutright.
Remember our food Collection. And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.”
Please let Betty Fisher know of anyone within the Community that may be in need at this time.
Please remember, if there is anything you want on the Joys and Concerns page let me know by Wednesday night. You can email me at email@example.com.
Hi everyone, I would like to schedule a meeting next Thursday, February 2, to talk about restarting the choir. If you know of anyone else who might be interested, please let them know they can come as well. I was thinking of holding it during the day since I am off work that day, but if you want to meet later, we can do that. I’m thinking about noon, but I’m open to whatever time fits most schedules. Let me know.
CONTINUING PRAYER LIST
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Nancy Hepinger, Sarah Wilson, Bill Poland, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Betty Fisher, Haley Diedier Bedillion, Fred Wilkinson, Evelyn Wood, Brandon Bell, Ricci Amos, Milton Rice, Nancy Diaz, Gianna Perry, Marlene McFeely, Tiffany Cipoletti, Robert Paxton, Bill Berdine, Cheryl Bell,Diane Anderson, Jim Durila, Jeff Durila, Larry Litman, Sue Gregg, Doris Ann Rowe, Susan Strope, Tim Taylor, Suzy Smith, Helen Provenzano, Jean & Ron Westfall, Lori Doxtator Walker, Frank Baker, Chuck Horton, Ruth Buterbaugh, Ed Horne, Donna West, Carol Knabenshue, Mike Diedier, Richard Wagner, Ruby Hathaway
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