This week’s guest speaker was Jim Agnew.
WELCOME AND MORNING GREETING
VOTUM and SALUTATION
CALL TO WORSHIP: From Psalms 23 In Unison (KJV)
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters, Herestoreth my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,[aII will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
HYMN: “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise #319
CALL TO CONFESSION: The good news is this, Christ came into the world to save sinners. Let us therefore open ourselves to His saving love as we humbly confess our sins, and in faith receive cleansing.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (In Unison)
Forgiving God, how many times we have spoken words of commitment and faith and then turned our backs on these commitments to follow the temptations of the world. We wander after the false prophets of greed, selfishness, arrogance, ignorance, hatred, stubbornness, and then shout our displeasure at how we are being treated. We want you to come in and clean up all our messes, excusing us from any responsibility for them. Forgive us for such foolishness. Help us to remember the power of your healing love, which has been given for us. Forgive us when we think we know everything and then discover that we have behaved and thought in ignorant ways. Teach us to listen and to place our trust in your abiding power. For we ask this in Jesus’ Holy Name. AMEN
Time of Silent Confession
ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
*Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Lesson: Old Testament Jeremiah 23:1-6
Sermon: “Back to the Future”
ASCRIPTION OF PRAISE
HYMN: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
APOSTLE’S CREED (found inside the back cover of the hymnal)
Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
BIRTHDAYS Karen Blackhurst, Kenny Phillips, Marlene Huffman, Lynn Herschell, Hope Diedier, Holly Hore, Tom Waltz, Ben Hathaway
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Added to our prayer chain this past week was Lisa Marshall.
SYMPATHY The Family of Hunter Hickle
The Family of James Kuhn
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Dixie Avoila, Chuck Dicks, Karen Eisiminger, Ed Horne, June and Keith McGill, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Doug Ward, Deron Wood, Marge McWreath, Tim Knabenshue, Bill Stewart, Adam Moore, Frank Huffman, Nellie and Frank Baker, Michael Durila, Jr., Michael Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Marlene Huffman, Betty Matthews, Cory Patrick, Tom Westfall, Mary Ann Durila, Donald Potts, Marlene McFeely, Suzy Smith, and Elaine Belcascro.
• CHOIR will be resuming soon. If you would like to join, NOW is the time!! No experience necessary. Only need a voice and a desire to have fun! Details will be forthcoming ♫♫♫
• Anyone interested in singing in the Choir for the Fair Worship Service, there will be practice Sunday, August 1st at 3 pm. Even if you have never sung in the choir before, please feel welcome to join us! If you have a black 3-ring binder, please bring it to the practice.
• Now is the time to pick up those Shoe Box Items! School supplies are available in all the stores at great prices so now is a great time to stock up for our Samaritan Purse Christmas Child Shoe Box collection.
• Would you like to volunteer to be Usher? There is a sign-up sheet in the back of the sanctuary. Please sign up to participate in our church service by volunteering to be Usher. We would love to see a full sign-up sheet!
Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN: “Lead On, O King Eternal” #595
Charge and Benediction
We welcome all who have come to join us in the worship of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please come again. If you are visiting with us today, please let us know that we might welcome you into our church family.
REMEMBER OUR FOOD COLLECTION: And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6:37. July’s collection is boxed potatoes, pancake mix and syrup, and baked beans. Please remember our food pantry is available to anyone in need. Replenish with your hands and listen for the need with your ears. Contact Becky Phillips with any need in the community or to donate.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.