Today's guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
Gathering Around the Word
CALL TO WORSHIP
Rise and greet the morning.
Cast off your sleep and doubt.
Arise, meet the risen Christ.
Who comforts our grieving hearts,
Who encourages our faltering steps,
Who splinters us with laughter,
Who wrinkles us with compassion,
Who raises us to heaven,
Who knows us as we shall be fully known.
INVOCATION Rev. Mason
* HYMN “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus” # 260
* PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Merciful Savior, although blind, we think we see. We are blind to Your presence among us in those who are poor and lonely. We have made invisible those who are in mental or emotional need. We look away from the refugee, the hungry, the homeless in the midst of overwhelming need. We convince ourselves that You came to save people just like us, and therefore, what concerns us must concern You. For our self-focus, Lord, we ask your forgiveness. For our lack of compassion and our complicity in the inequalities between peoples, forgive us. Open our eyes and our hearts to see the truth and turn us away from ourselves that we might desire and pursue your way of righteousness, justice, and peace. We thank You for Your mercy, O Christ. Amen.
* Time of silent prayer
*Assurance of Pardon
*Response – Gloria Patri (Hymnal page 581)
*Passing the Peace
The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also, with you.
Prayer for Illumination
Psalm 116: 1-4, 12-19 Don Herschell
Luke 24: 13 - 35
The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God!
Sermon “Being Fully Known”
*HYMN “Open My Eyes, That I May See” # 451
Presentation of our tithes and offering
*Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
*HYMN “Be Still, My Soul” #819
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.