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Hymn: Where He Leads Me
Call to Worship
We hear a divine melody and feel an inner pull that draws us closer to you, Oh God. We come this morning looking for the companionship that comes with being a Christian. We ask for the guidance of your Holy Spirit to lead us each new day that we are given. We come this day sharing the love and joy of life and all that it gives us each amazing day.
The video posted below has just the sermon through the pastoral prayer. Please take some time to read the rest of the service, which is produced in text below.
Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God
Call to Worship
Jesus calls us to servant ministry.
We must be willing to help others, not counting the cost or rewards.
Pretense, disharmony, greed have no place in discipleship.
Serving God means receiving each person as though they were a beloved child. Lord, help us to truly become your disciples. Create in each of us hearts of ministry and compassion and kindness.
When we meet in person, we share our joys and concerns. Take some time to think back through your week. Consider who you would like to pray for, and for what you may need prayers for yourself. You may want to write these down, if you would find it helpful. Last week, the response was that you would like some kind of guided prayer. The prayer below comes from St. Patrick's Breastplate.
Happy Father's Day!
When we are able to meet in person, we typically take some time to share joys and concerns with each other. This can still be the case. Take a few minutes to consider the past week. What joys and concerns from that time do you have? If you would like, you can share these below in a comment. Now, take another couple of minutes to pray for and about these things.
When we meet in person, we share our joys and concerns. Thinking over your past week, what caused you worry or sorrow? What caused you to feel joy or contentment? These are things for you to pray about. If you would like, you can share them in the comments for others to pray over as well.
This week's lesson scripture is Proverbs 2:1-11.
We are so glad you decided to join us today!
On Sunday mornings, we usually share our joys and concerns with each other. You can still take some time to reflect on your week, and pray for both the positives and negatives. If you would like to share any prayer requests, you can do so in the comments.
During Lent, we shared both on our website and on our Facebook page devotionals written by church members in past years. This served as a nice way to connect, even after we stopped meeting in person. Because it will still be some time before we are physically together, we thought that continuing some devotions would be a great way to continue reaching out.
Pick out a few verses or a passage of scripture that mean something to you. Write a paragraph or two (or more, if you need to!) about your reflections on that passage, and a small prayer. Email that to the church's email: email@example.com. We plan to share these on both the church website and Facebook page.
The Sunday School lesson below is from our books. Scriptures that are in bold and underlined have been linked to an online text. Just click on the link to read the text.
Happy Mother's Day!
The Beginning of Knowledge
1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:
2 To know wisdom and instruction,
To perceive the words of understanding,
3 To receive the instruction of wisdom,
Justice, judgment, and equity;
4 To give prudence to the simple,
To the young man knowledge and discretion--
5 A wise man will hear and increase learning,
And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,
6 To understand a proverb and an enigma,
The words of the wise and their riddles.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.