Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason
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Welcome and Morning Greeting
INTROIT: Hymn: “It Is No Secret”
CALL TO WORSHIP: In times of trouble and distress, God is always present with us. When we call out, God hears us. The name of the oLd brings comfort to heavy hearts. In God’s name alone do we put our trust. The Lord will help those who seek God. God will answer the prayers of the people. Some take pride in their might and accomplishments. We will boast in God alone. We rise and stand on the righteousness of God. Let us worship God who is faithful, merciful and just!
Hymn: “Sweet Hour of prayer”
CALL OF CONFESSION: God is a healing God, a loving God, and a forgiving God. Let us confess our sins before God.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Holy and awesome God, through your Son you revealed yourself as the divine Healer, as one who desires for us wholeness of body, mind and spirit. Unlike the crowds who surrounded Jesus, urgently turning to him to be made well, we are all too likely to try to heal ourselves. We mask our pain instead of facing our fears and loneliness. We confuse what we need with what we want, and we are unwilling to allow you to change our desires to reflect what you want for us. Forgive us, merciful God. Forgive our willingness to live apart from the transforming grace and power of your love. Strengthen our faith so that we may trust in your healing presence in our lives. Amen
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Jesus stands ready to heal and forgive us; all we need do is ask in faith. God’s mercy is limitless. Thanks be to God! In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
Passing the Peace
L. The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P. And also, with you.
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON Mark 1: 29 - 39
Jesus Heals Many
L: The Word of the Lord
P. Thanks be to God!
SERMON: “Emptying Ourselves”
Service of Ordination and Installation of Officers
HYMN: “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
THE OFFERING (Offering plates located near the door)
THE 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
Birthdays: Hayden Shrader, Karen Hanes, Glen (Mikey) Hardin
Anniversaries: John & Lois Miller, Frank & Nellie Baker, Dana & Billie Wilson
Announcements - Session and Trustees will meet tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM.
SYMPATHY: The Family of Donna Bryner and The Family of Lawrence Kelley
Roma Grose had hip replacement last Monday. Ed Horne had back surgery this past Friday. John West will have gallbladder surgery tomorrow. Prayers for Jamie Anderson who has ocular cancer will have surgery on the 9th.
Continued prayers for Roma Grose, Ruth Hampe, Susan Schively, Jimmy Davis, Judy Donaldson, Margo Johnson, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Mickey Gubitti, Chip Rogers, Dixie Avoila, Dennis McWreath, Chuck Warlow, Chuck Dicks, Randy Moore, Margaret Knabenshue, Janet Schively, Mary Ann Durila, Patty Nagey, Dr. Craig Fox, Karen Eisiminger, Kelley Gump, Mary Ann McFeeley, Ed Horne, Donna West, June and Keith McGill, Dianna Donaldson, Chuck Montecello, Glenn Miles, Dave Cummings, Doug Ward, Mark Knabenshue, Rick McFeeley, Deron Wood, Susan Alberti, Bryan Dunn, Dana Wilson, Marge McWreath, Tim Knabenshue, Jack Burnfield, Debbie Rugg, Joyce Pastorchalk and Reba Flowers.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
Postlude Hymn: “Standing on the Promises”
Charge and Benediction
We're very glad that you joined us today! If you need anything during this time, please contact a session member or email the church. If you have prayer requests or announcements, please contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, please contact Becky Phillips.
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