Our guest speaker this morning is Rev. Renny Domske.
Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Music Director Robert Senay
CALL TO WORSHIP from Psalm 7
O Lord my God, I take refuge in You;
Save and deliver me from all who pursue me.
If I have done evil to him who is at peace with me,
then let me enemy pursue and overtake me.
Judge me, O Lord, according to me righteousness,
According to my integrity, O Most High.
O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts,
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked.
My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
God is a righteous judge, a judge who rules for the right.
I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness
and will sing praise to the Name of the Lord Most High.
INVOCATION Dr. Domske
HYMN “Spirit of God, Descend Upon my Heart 688
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
O Lord, we sing about You with joy and worship You. Yet You call us to more. You call us to gather here so that souls may be refreshed by Your Spirit. You call us to gather so that we might bear one another’s burdens. You call us to give our very selves in worship. Yet we only give You this hour. We are too busy to make time for You. We allow the busy-ness of life to take priority over giving ourselves to You each day. Consecrate each one of us today as we lay our lives on this church altar as true and full gifts to You.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
*Time of silent prayer
* Response – Gloria Patri
*Passing of the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading Revelation 22: 1-7
Mark 9: 14-29
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
SERMON: “Are You Afraid of Death? Or Afraid of Life?”
HYMN “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness” 291
The Apostles Creed
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory Bob Senay
Doxology (Hymnal page (606)
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the people
HYMN “There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit 408
BIRTHDAYS Amy Ward, John Miller, Alyssa Miller
ANNIVERSARIES Matthew & Kristin Shrader
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Prayers for all our soldiers here and abroad.
Prayers for the Pulpit Nominating Committee as they search for the appropriate person to serve our church.
Chuck Warlow’s cancer has returned, and he is in the hospital, and they have told him there is nothing more they can do for him. He is Frank Huffman’s father-in-law.
Sympathy for the Family of Zeta Shrontz
For the Family of Terry Pettit
For the Frank Baker Family here and in England
For the Family of Ken Jackson
ANNOUNCMENTS Remember our Food Collection. And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6:37. Please let Betty Fisher know if you are aware of anyone within the community that may be in need at this time.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our second annual church picnic August 28th, located at the Thomson Hill Park, West Middletown. Church service will be held there at 11:00 AM.
Please if you have anything or anybody that needs to be on the Joys and concerns page let Linda Miller or myself know. Leave a message or text and I will get back to you. I do the Bulletin each Wednesday night, so be sure you let me know by then. My name is Diana Donaldson. Thank You.
CONTINUING PRAYER LIST
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, June and Keith McGill, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Laura Davis, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Bill Poland, Amy Ward, The Warlow Family, Pat Haggerty, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Betty Fisher, Haley Diedier, Fred Wilkinson, Wendy Liggett, Brandon Bell, Frank Riggle, Sarah Racco, Marilyn and Doug Ward, Nelson Huffman, Ed Caffrey, Mary Tarnic, Brenda Megyesy, Polly Blackhurst, Michael Durila Jr., Lisa Perrone, Evelyn Wood, Rosalee and Wayne Diedier, Cindy Ward, Tom Novak, Jean Westfall, Frank Baker Family, James Ohara, Betty Anderson, Chuck Warlow
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.