Today’s guest speaker is Nellie Baker.
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Gathering Around the Word
Introit **How Will We Know Him** Choir
Lighting of the Advent Candle
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
then we were like those who dream.
People: Then our mouths were filled with laughter,
and our tongues with shouts of joy;
Leader: Then it was said among the nations,
"The Lord has done great things for them."
People: The Lord has done great things for us, and we rejoice!
We're so happy you've joined us today!
When we meet together in person, we share our joys and concerns with each other before we focus on our Sunday school lesson. Think about your needs and concerns right now, and if you like, you can share them in the comments.
The lesson for today is about King Josiah, who ruled Judah when a lost book of the Bible was rediscovered. Reading it, he was horrified to learn of God’s displeasure and anger because of his people's idolatry. Josiah repented on behalf of himself and his people. Reading and studying the Bible is important because, among other benefits, it enables us to understand the seriousness of sin and God’s willingness to forgive those who sincerely repent.
The prayer below may serve to guide us in our opening prayer. It is from the blog Katy and the Word by Katy Stenga.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.