This week's guest speaker is Rev. Renny Domske.
First Sunday of Advent
Prelude Music Director Bob Senay
Advent candle lighters: Garnet & Christine Welling
CALL TO WORSHIP: from Psalm 18
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.
My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
The Lord is my shield and the horn of my salvation.
I call to the Lord who is worthy of praise.
In my distress I called to the Lord, I cried to my God for help.
From His temple He heard my voice; my cry came into His ears.
Smoke rose from His nostrils; consuming fire came from His Mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.
He reached down from on high and took hold of me.
He drew me out of the deep waters—He rescued me.
The Lord rescued me because He delighted in me.
The Lord dealt with me according to my righteousness.
INVOCATION: Dr. Domske
* Hymn “Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus” # 82
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (UNISON)
O Lord God, Maker of all including me, I give You praise.
It seems foolish that we ignore You, desert You, sin against You. It seems ludicrous that we love ourselves more than we love You. Yet we do. We sin. We look for our own self-interests first, long before we look out for our neighbors or especially You. Save us from ourselves, O God. Forgive us for our short-sighted attitudes of sin. We are sorry we have failed You. Put
us back into Your arms, where we belong.
* Time of silent prayer
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
*Response – Gloria Patri (Page 581)
*Passing the peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading: I John 4: 13-21
John 3: 12-21
1 John 4:13-21
Sermon: “Guess Who’s Coming To Town”
*Hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” #88
*Apostles Creed (copy next to prayer list)
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory Bob Senay
*Doxology (page 606)
*Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
Communion / Response “Alleluia”
*HYMN “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent” #347
BIRTHDAYS: Jim Gregg, Connor Diesel, Susan Paul, Marilyn Hickman, Kathy Bell, Andrew Lozano
The Family of Alvin Danley, Jr.
( Debbie Rugg’s brother)
The Family of Betsy Martin
(Cousin of Lisa Hamilton)
The Family of Andrew “Tim” Marlburger
(Debbie Durila’s Grandson)
Remember our Food Collection. And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Please let Betty Fisher know if you are aware of any within the community that may be in need at this time.
The congregation will be doing its annual Shopping for Shut-ins soon. If you would like to donate to the ministry, Please contact our treasurer, Garnet Welling, or any member of the
CONTINUING PRAYER LIST
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Nancy Hepinger, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Bill Poland, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Betty Fisher, Haley Diedier, Fred Wilkinson, Evelyn Wood, Brandon Bell, Ricci Amos, Milton Rice, Larry Fox, Nancy Diaz, Gianna Perry, Marlene McFeely, Susie Smith, Tiffany Cipoletti, Cris Miller, Diane Bednarski, Robert Paxton, John & Donna West, Jim McCoy, Bill Berdine, Cheryl Bell, Frank Baker, Diane Anderson, Colleen Kuhn, Jim Durila, James O’Hara, Barb and John O’Hara, Debbie Durila, Larry Litman, Joyce Nichols, Dana Wilson
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.