Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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GATHERING AROUND THE WORD
LEADER: Praise to the Holiest in the height,
PEOPLE: And in the depths be praise;
LEADER: In all his words most wonderful,
PEOPLE: Most sure in all his ways.
HYMN: “Because He Lives” #292
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (Unison)
O God, whose Spirit searches all things and whose love bears all things, we would draw near to you in sincerity, but we sometimes doubt our ability to do so. Enable us to lay aside our fear and deal with the insecurities that prevent us from serving you as we should. We pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever would believe in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. God sent his son into the world not to condemn the world, but that through him, the world might be saved. Friends, this is Good News! In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Alleluia! Amen.
Time of Silent Prayer
Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Response – Gloria Patri
THE WORD OF GOD
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Reading: John 17:6-19
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
Sermon: “CHRIST IN CULTURE”
RESPONDING TO THE WORD
HYMN: “Jesus Shall Reign” #238
Minute for Mission
Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings (Offering plates located at door)
Prayer of Dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
BIRTHDAYS Julie Durbin, Cindy Ward
ANNIVERSARIES Bob and Honey Moore
SYMPATHY To the family of Mary Ann McFeeley
JOYS AND CONCERNS
We are able to remove Chuck Montecello from the prayer list as he has been released from heart doctor and kidney specialist. He is now able to drive and wants to thank everyone for their prayers. Thanks be to God! We were also able to remove Marge Shape from the ongoing prayer list after a siege of coronavirus. Also Dana Wilson’s report from the doctor on Wednesday was good; the radiation treatment worked and we can remove his name from the ongoing prayer list as well. Thanks for all the prayers!
Doug Ward has been transferred to Presbyterian Sr. Care for therapy with his new knee. Please pray for no infection to set in and the therapy will build up his strength. We added John Miller to our prayer list this past week, he was admitted to Washington Hospital with double pneumonia in his lungs. They started him on steroid therapy and sent him home. Prayers for Lois as well as they both have been in isolation for COVID. Jim Kuhn was admitted to Washington Hospital on Thursdays for tests.
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Dixie Avoila, Chuck Dicks, Randy Moore, Karen Eisiminger, Kelley Gump, Ed Horne, June and Keith McGill, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Doug Ward, Rick McFeeley, Deron Wood, Marge McWreath, Tim Knabenshue, Bill Stewart, Adam Moore, Cris Miller, Frank Huffman, Nellie and Frank Baker, Michael Durila, Jr., Michael Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Marlene Huffman, Betty Matthews, Susan West, Leroy Shaler and Cody Patrick.
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN: “What Wondrous Love Is This?” #283
Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, even so I send you ... to heal those who are sick and dying, to befriend the friendless in Jesus' name, to tell of God's love. As you go, remember that the peace of God is with you, and the power of the Holy Spirit will uphold and direct you because you are the Easter people. Amen.
COVID GUIDELINES for Church Services: Face masks, hand sanitizer, social distance & seating 6 feet apart, please participate in SINGING and responsive readings at your seat if comfortable.
We welcome all who have come to join us in the worship of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please come again. If you are visiting with us today, please let us know that we might welcome you into our church family.
REMEMBER OUR FOOD COLLECTION: For the month of May, the food collection is CANNED FRUIT, CHUNKY SOUPS AND CANNED BEANS. “CAN” YOU HELP OUT??? And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6:37. Please remember our food pantry is available to anyone in need. Replenish with your hands and listen for the need with your ears. Contact Becky Phillips with any need in the community or to donate.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.