Today’s guest speaker is Don Herschell.
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Prelude: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” #318
Please return your reservation ASAP for our Congregational Self Study Day May 22nd. We will start at 10 AM, have catered lunch at noon and wrap up early afternoon. Don Herschell will need a count of number attending for lunch caterer.
CALL TO WORSHIP:
Leader: It is not difficult to be God’s beloved child.
People: We are called to obey God’s commandments and live in God’s love!
Leader: The ways which God ordains are ways of peace and hope.
People: The love of God shall conquer the world.
Leader: Rejoice, O people of God, for God is near!
People: Praise God for God’s power and might, God’s love and peace. AMEN.
HYMN: “For the Beauty of the Earth” # 1
Prayer of confession:
Holy God, we can be so full of fear at times – afraid of the unknown; afraid of what is beyond our control; afraid of what is strange to us. And we know that fear stops us in our tracks, hinders our action, and gives excuse for not doing what you call us to do and what you empower us to do. We pray that you will give us courage, O God. Give us strong hearts and open hands, that we might set aside our fear, and walk confidently into this world you have made. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Time of Silent Prayer
Assurance of Pardon:
“In Christ there is no East or West, in Him no South or North, but one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth.” In Jesus Christ there is new life, in Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Reading: Exodus 1:8-2:10
SERMON: “Five Bold Women”
HYMN: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” #370
Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings (Offering plates located at door)
Prayer of Dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Birthdays: Tom Miller, Sidney Grace Phillips, Amelia Rose Phillips, Nellie Baker, Cassandra Clifford, Caleb Cummings, Brynn Hathaway, Diana Donaldson, Kevin Moore
Anniversaries: Dawn & Bryan Miles, Nancy & Tom Molinaro
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Ed Horne came home from Shadyside Hospital this past week, please pray for Ed as he builds up his strength. Marlene Huffman is home from the hospital. She is being treated with medication to get rid of fluid around her heart and is feeling much better. Thanks for all the prayers.
SYMPATHY The Family of James McGuier
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Dixie Avoila, Chuck Dicks, Randy Moore, Karen Eisiminger, Kelley Gump, Mary Ann McFeeley, Ed Horne, June and Keith McGill, Chuck Montecello, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Doug Ward, Rick McFeeley, Deron Wood, Dana Wilson, Marge McWreath, Tim Knabenshue, Bill Stewart, Adam Moore, Cris Miller, Frank Huffman, Nellie Baker, Michael Durila, Jr., Michael Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Marge Shape, Ed Caffrey, Betty Matthews, and Susan West.
Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN: “All Creatures of Our God and King” #347
Postlude and Benediction
COVID GUIDELINES for Church Services: Face masks, hand sanitizer, social distance & seating 6 feet apart, no congregational singing, please participate in 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.