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: I Surrender All
Call to Worship
God calls us to give an account of our lives. We stand in the presence of the Judge of all people. God asks us to declare our allegiance. We are followers of God through Jesus Christ. God requires that we are not followers in name only but in deeds. We offer the simplicity of our lives as signs of our devotion to God and not to wealth.
Prayer of Confession
You have called us, O God, to follow your Son Jesus of Nazareth. We have not willingly followed his example of being a servant to all. We find it hard to serve even those we love. We are more apt to seek revenge on those who hurt us rather than to serve and care for them. Forgive us by the power of your Holy Spirit and fill us with the love of Jesus that we may follow in his footsteps and serve all we encounter. We ask it all in Jesus' name. 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: O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee
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
The Vine and the Branches
Hymn: Abide with Me
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.
Added to our prayer list this week was 3 year old Hayden Dijean and Dave Cummings.
Sympathy to the family of Lee Robinson
Continuing Prayer List
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Take Time to be Holy
Charge and Benediction
We're glad you decided to join us! During this time of physical separation, it is a good idea to connect with your friends and loved ones. Make a phone call, send a card, or a text message.
If you need anything during this time, please contact Pastor Gary or a session member. If you have a prayer to add to the prayer chain, please contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, please contact Becky Phillips.
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 and see the continuing prayer list. Announcements can be found at the bottom of this service.
Hymn: In Christ There is No East or West
Call to Worship
Praise the Lord, all ye nations, extol him and praise his name. For great is his steadfast love that is given to each of us this day. The great faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on each of them. I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord. On this Sabbath mornings let us praise the Lord.
We haven't listened to Alan in a while. Today is the day!
When we gathered in person, we usually shared our joys and concerns with each other. Think over your past week. What brought you joy? What made you feel thankful? What made you feel worried? Who do you feel the urge to pray for? If you have something you feel comfortable sharing publicly, and that you would like us all to pray for, you can add it as a comment to this post.
The guided prayer below is adapted from this prayer from individual.
This week, we are trying something a little different. The normal bulletin contents are below this week's video. We hope that this helps you to feel a little more like being together.
The Good Shepherd and His Sheep
10 “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” 6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.
7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.