Today's guest speaker is Rev. Renny Domske.
Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Music Director Robert Senay
CALL TO WORSHIP: from Psalm 17
Hear, O Lord, my righteous plea; listen to my cry.
Give ear to my prayer----may Your eyes see what is right.
Though You probe my heart and examine me at night,
You will find nothing: I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.
As for the deeds if men and women----by the word of Your lips
My steps have held to Your paths; my feet have not slipped.
I call on You, O God, for You will answer me;
give ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show me the wonder of Your great love,
You who will save me by Your right hand.
Keep me as the apple of Your eye.
O Lord, hide me in the shadow of Your wings.
INVOCATION: Dr. Domske
* Hymn Now Thank We All Our God 643
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (UNISON)
O Father, the fields are ripe unto the harvest, but we are not
Reaping as we ought. We have allowed the fields to sot fallow.
We are slow to request others to come see the One who has
done everything for us. Forgive us for not getting into the fields
and sitting idly by while the weeds choke the life out of others.
May we look to share our bountiful Life we receive from You,
Help us to bring glory to You.
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
*Time of silent prayer
*Response – Gloria Patri (Page 581)
*Passing the peace
L: The peace pf the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading: Nehemiah 9: 13 - 21
Matthew 17: 1 - 9
13 “You came down on Mount Sinai; you spoke to them from heaven. You gave them regulations and laws that are just and right, and decrees and commands that are good. 14 You made known to them your holy Sabbath and gave them commands, decrees and laws through your servant Moses. 15 In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock; you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand to give them.
Sermon: “If You Build It He Will Come”
*Hymn “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” 687
*Apostles Creed (copy next to prayer list)
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory Bob Senay
*Doxology (page 606)
*Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People
THE Lord’s Prayer
*HYMN “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” 81
*Please stand if able
BIRTHDAYS: Kaitlin Reese, Debbie Durila
The Family of Betsy Martin (Cousin of Lisa Hamilton)
The Family of Andrew “Tim” Marlburger (Debbie Durila’s Grandson)
Remember our Food Collection. And Jesus said, “Yougive them something to eat.” Mark 6: 37. Please let Betty Fisher know if you are aware of anyone within the community that may be in need at this time.
North Buffalo Church will hold a joint Thanksgiving Eve Worship service on Wednesday, November 23, at 7 PM. Rev. Mason will lead the service for our church and Upper Buffalo Church.
Our church will also hold a Hanging of the Greens gathering from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 26th. Everyone is invited to come and decorate the sanctuary as the Advent season begins.
The congregation will be doing its annual Shopping for Shut-ins soon. If you would like to donate to the ministry. Please contact our treasurer, Garnet Welling, or any member of the session.
The West Middletown Christian Church members will be joining us for the Thanksgiving Eve service. It’s nice that our area churches can come together to worship.
CONTINUING PRAYER LIST
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Nancy Hepinger, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Bill Poland, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Betty Fisher, Haley Diedier, Fred Wilkinson, Ron and Jean Westfall, Evelyn Wood, Brandon Bell, Ricci Amos, Milton Rice, Larry Fox, Nancy Diaz, Gianna Perry, Marlene McFeely, Susie Smith, Tiffany Cipoletti, Cris Miller, Diane Bednarski, Robert Paxton, John & Donna West, Jim McCoy, Bill Berdine, Cheryl Bell, Frank Baker, Diane Anderson, Colleen Kuhn, Jim Durila, James O’Hara, Barb and John O’Hara, Debbie Durila, Larry Litman, Joyce Nichols, Dana Wilson
Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason
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.
INTROIT “There is Something About That Name” CHOIR
CALL TO WORSHIP
LEADER: Listen, friends! God is speaking!
PEOPLE: God’s voice whispers to us in the stillness.
LEADER: It thunders across the skies.
PEOPLE: It breaks out from the heavens.
LEADER: All creation proclaims the glory of the Lord.
PEOPLE: God also speaks through the Word.
LEADER: That Word took on flesh to make God known to us.
PEOPLE: The Word is truth and life.
LEADER: The Word proclaims the promises and purposes of God.
ALL: Listen, friends! God is speaking!
We're so happy that 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.
Today’s lesson is about Nehemiah, a man who loved his people and his homeland, a man of prayer, a man who was willing to take risks and to work. Because of those qualities, Nehemiah made a difference in his time and his place, just as we can make a difference in ours. Think of situations where you see a need, perhaps in your family, your work or your church. Then ask yourself how God might use you to make a difference there.
The prayer below may serve to guide us in our opening prayer. It is from a service of the Order of the Daughters of the King, an Episcopal organization founded in 1885 that still exists today. Its motto is “I am but one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do. What I ought to do, by the grace of God I will do. Lord, what will you have me do?"
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.