Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Don Austin.
All of the information normally found in our bulletin is below the video. Simply click on "Read More" to load the rest of the bulletin. You can use this to follow the service, as well as to pray our unison prayers. All joys and concerns that we know, as well as our continuing prayer list is within the Joys and Concerns. Announcements can be found at the bottom of this service.
Hymn: He Touched Me
Call to Worship
O Lord You have searched me, and You know me.
Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O Lord. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the seas even there Your hand will guide me. Your right hand will hold me fast.
Prayer of Confession
Most Holy and Merciful God, we confess the power of sin that has bent and twisted our discipleship. You alone understand the wandering of our ways. Jesus is the light of the world. We continue to stumble in the shadows. Bless us with a vision of His love and reconciling presence in the world. Cleanse us for our secret faults. Empower us to see Your path and walk in Your ways. Forgive us by Your grace commuted Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.
Hymn: Blessed Assurance
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.
Prayer of Illumination
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 3:1-10
New Testament: John 1:43-51
Sermon: Revelation and Enlightenment
Hymn: O Jesus I Have Promised
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.
19th Matthew Shrader
22nd Sandy Clutter
23rd David Cummings
Announcements - Annual Congregational Meeting will be immediately after the Worship Service on January 31, 2021.
SYMPATHY: Family of Lacey Renee Ring
Added to our prayer chain this week was Jack Burnfield, Debbie Rugg, Joyce Pastorchalk and Ron Dobscha.
Rick McFeeley’s surgery on Tuesday went well.
Continued prayers for Roma Grose, Ruth Hampe, Susan Schively, Jimmy Davis, Judy Donaldson, Margo Johnson, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Mickey Gubitti, Chip Rogers, Dixie Avoila, Dennis McWreath, Chuck Warlow, Chuck Dicks, Randy Moore, Margaret Knabenshue, Janet Schively, Mary Ann Durila, Patty Nagey, Dr. Craig Fox, Karen Eisiminger, Kelley Gump, Mary Ann McFeeley, Ed Horne, Donna West, June and Keith McGill, Dianna Donaldson, Chuck Montecello, April Hincy, Glenn Miles, Dave Cummings, Ken Jackson, Doug Ward, Mark Knabenshue, Rick McFeeley, Deron Wood, Susan Alberti, Bryan Dunn, Dana Wilson, Marge McWreath, Marlene Huffman, Debbie Kelley, Tim Knabenshue, Gavin and Tracey Baker, David Riggs, and Pauley.
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Let There Be Peace on Earth
Charge and Benediction
If you need anything during this time, please email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact a member of session. If you have announcements or requests for our prayer chain, please contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, please contact Becky Phillips
Remember, our annual Congregational Meeting will be directly following the worship service on Sunday, January 31.
We are so happy that you are continuing to join us in online Sunday School.
When we meet in person, we share our joys and concerns. Take some time to think about your past week, and what joys and concerns you have. You can share these in the comments if you would like. When you are ready, the prayer below is based around Psalm 84. As in previous weeks, suggestions for prayers are written between the verses of the Psalm.
All of the information normally found in our bulletin is below the video. Simply click on "Read More" to load the rest of the bulletin. You can use this to follow the service, as well as to pray our unison prayers. All joys and concerns that we know, as well as our continuing prayer list is within the Joys and Concerns. Announcements can be found at the bottom of this service
Hymn: Jesus Calls Us O'er the Tumult
Call to Worship
When I think of God's presence in the world, I am grateful. Grateful for the presence of hope; grateful for the gift of life. And when I think of the presence of God in my life, I am humbled. Humbled by the gift of grace; humbled by the invitation to begin again each day. And when I think of God's presence in this community, I am glad. Glad to be surrounded by holy people that are worshipping out holy God. On this Sabbath morning in mid-August, we thank you Lord for your presence and your incredible grace that is a free gift to each of us. We ask all these things on this Sunday morning in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.