Today's guest speaker is Rev. Craig Kephart.
Gathering Around the Word
CALL TO WORSHIP
Even our praise comes first from You, O God
. Fill our mouths with words and we give them back to You
Lord, those praises are not our own; they come from You alone.
Even our praise–every feeling and phrase–comes from You
Having known God’s praiseworthiness, let us once again give Him our praise.
*HYMN “When Morning Gilds the Skies” # 667
(intro & 4 verses)
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION:
How wise and loving You are, Lord, to place guilt, shame, and regret in our hearts. For by them, we recognize and acknowledge our wrongs; by them we realize the glory of Your goodness, and our sinfulness sets in stark contrast to Your perfection. With our heads bowed and our guilt admitted, we come before You confessing our sin, and seeking humbly the favor You have shown believers through Christ. In His name,
*Time of silent prayer:
*Assurance of Pardon
*Response – Gloria Patri
*The peace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
And also with you
*Passing of the peace
Prayer of illumination
Romans 11: 33 – 36 Christine Welling
SERMON “A People and a Place of Praise”
HYMN “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty” # 35
(intro & 3 verses)
Presentation of tithes and offering
*Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers for the people
The Lord’s Prayer
* HYMN “Praise God From Whom All Blessings
Flow “ (intro & 1 verse) # 606
Felix Yerace, Becky Moore, Rick McFeely, Shirley Hildebrand
None this week
To the Family of Doug Bush
Affiliated with City Mission
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.
Prayers needed for Rev. Shetter’s grandson, Beckett.
Prayers for 7 year old, Hunter Beck, who has leukemia
Prayers for Tim Knabensue who has 2 ruptured disk in his back plus other complication. He is brother to Debbie Durila.
Prayers for Karen Eisiminger, cousin of Debbie Durila
Prayers for Glenn ”Mikey” Hardin. Debbie Durila’s grandson.
We need prayers for our own Linda Miller who has had covid and bronchitis. She now is to wear heart monitor for 2 weeks with her A-Fib.
Diana Donaldson's brother, Chuck Monticello has an invite for our church to a hymn sing at the Christian Church in West Middletown on October 29th at 7 p.m. There will be a “free will offering” to support the “2000 Turkey” Campaign. Last year was a great time.
Continuing Prayer List
Chuck Dicks, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Sandy Stone, Sarah Wilson, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Ricci Amos, Haley Diedier Bedillion, Fred Wilkinson, Diane Anderson, Suzy Smith, Helen Provenzano, Donna West, Judy Donaldson, Marlene McFeely, Chuck Harton, Jean Westfall, Sue Gregg, Wendy Willard, Marley Smith, Kirkland Cipoletti, Ellen Morris, Dave Henderson, Ed Horne, Doris Ann Rowe, Frank Baker, Bob Moore, Hunter Beck, Rev. Shetters grandson Beckett, Tim Knabensue, Linda Miller, Nelson and Marlene Huffman, Glenn “Mikey” Hardin, Karen Eisiminger
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.