The information from our Sunday morning bulletin can be found below the video of worship.
Hymn: Onward Christian Soldiers
Call to Worship
God, you seek us out in the dead of night, in the brightness of each new day. In the depths of despair, and in the valleys of worry you are there with us. Holy One, you shake us from complacency and help us wrestle with our fears. Loving God, you draw us near to you, that we may feel the breath of your Holy Spirit. Loving God, you jealously desire our attention, rejoice at our gathering and welcome our time of worship together on this Sabbath morning.
Prayer of Confession
God of compassion, who put such joy and care into Jesus, forgive us that so little of your blessing reaches others through us. We have been guilty of being silent when a word of kindness and caring was needed. We have talked of trivial concerns in the face of deep hurt and suffering. We have avoided strangers and not been willing to risk relationships. Remind us again that you long to gather us together and forgive us. We ask that you bless us and encourage us. Let us be humble enough to come home to you again this day. We ask all these things in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Time of Personal Reflection
Assurance of Pardon
In Christ there is no east or west,
In him no south or north,
But one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth.
In Jesus Christ, there is new life.
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
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 Ghost
and born of the virgin Mary.
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead and buried.
On the third day he arose from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge the living 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.
Hymn: Crown Him With Many Crowns
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Lesson: Romans 5:1-5
Peace and Hope
Sermon: Being A Complete Christian
Hymn: Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Lift up your hearts
We lift them up to the Lord
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give God thanks and praise
Church Joys and Concerns
If you have a joy or concern to share that is not listed below, and you feel comfortable doing so, you may share it in the comments.
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Charge and Benediction
Hymn: Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul
Other Scriptures from the Sermon
26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
1 Peter 4:16
16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
We're so glad you joined us this morning to worship together! As we continue to maintain physical distance from others, make sure that you are also maintaining community. This is a time to reach out to friends, loved ones, and church family. Send a card, or make a phone call.
If you need something during this time, feel free to contact Pastor Gary or a session member. If you need food from our food pantry, call Becky Phillips. If you have a prayer request for our prayer chain, contact Linda Miller.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.