Gathering Around the Word
CALL TO WORSHIP:
May Christ be exalted
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all
For Him and by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible.
We rely on His sustaining power
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
He is the head of the church and in Him the fullness of God
Today, as we come together to worship, may we remember and
reflect upon the supremacy of Christ, who is our Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer. Let us offer our praise and adoration to Him who holds all things together and who has reconciled us to God. Amen
*HYMN “The Church’s One Foundation” # 321
(intro then 5 verses)
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Father, we confess that we have built many idols in our lives. We say that we will follow You alone and yet we are often drawn away by the world’s allure of immediate satisfaction and pleasure. We haven’t always been good stewards of our time, money, or energy. Instead of being a people focused on the well-being of others and Your glory, we have so often thought only of ourselves. Have mercy on us. Remind us that we serve a jealous God who desires our full affection. Yet even in our sin, encourage us of the coming day when sin and evil will be no more. Amen.
*Time of silent prayer:
Assurance of Pardon
Response – Gloria Patri # 581
* Passing of the peace
Prayer of illumination
Scripture: Joshua 24: 1-3, 14-25
Sermon text Colossians 1: 15-23
*HYMN “In the Cross of Christ I Glory” # 213
(no intro then 5 verses)
*Apostles Creed (next to Prayer List)
Presentation of tithes and offering
*Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the people
The Lord’s Prayer
*HYMN ”To God Be the Glory” # 634
(intro then 2 verses)
BIRTHDAYS Ruby Hathaway, Bill Reese Jr
The Women's Missionary Group will meet on Tuesday, November 14 at 9:30 am. Please join us as we gather in fellowship downstairs in the social hall. We thank everyone who donated to our Thank Offering Collection last Sunday. If you were not able to attend, designated envelopes are in the pews for your convenience in giving to this program. Thank you for your support in all we do.
The Women on Wednesday will be meeting at 9:30, November 15 to continue getting ready for our bake sale. If interested in joining the group, WELCOME!! Also, if you would like to donate cookies, cakes or anything edible for the bake sale contact Debbie Durila.
The bake sale is next Sunday, November 19 after church in the social hall.
Continuing Prayer List
Chuck Dicks, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Sandy Stone, Sarah Wilson, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Ricci Amos, Haley Diedier Bedillion, Fred Wilkinson, Diane Anderson, Helen Provenzano, Donna West, Judy Donaldson, Marlene McFeely, Sue Gregg, Wendy Willard, Marley Smith, Kirkland Cipoletti, Ellen Morris, Dave Henderson, Ed Horne, Doris Ann Rowe, Hunter Beck, Karen Eisiminger, Rev. Shetter's grandson, Beckett, Tim Knabensue, Helen Bury, Glenn “Mikey” Hardin, Suzy Smith, Richard Wagner, Steven Shuba, Frank Baker, Carol Pierce, Chuck Harton, Jean and Ron Westfall
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.