Today’s guest speaker is Jack Snodgrass.
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CALL TO WORSHIP: Responsive Reading
Psalm 104 Bless the LORD, O my soul!
O LORD my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty,
10 He sends the springs into the valleys; They flow among the hills. 11 They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild donkeys quench their thirst.12 By them the birds of the heavens have their home; They sing among the branches.13 He waters the hills from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the service of man, That he may bring forth food from the earth, 15 And wine that makes glad the heart of man, Oil to make his face shine, and bread which strengthens man’s heart. 16 The trees of the LORD are full of sap, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted, 17 Where the birds make their nests; The stork has her home in the fir trees. 18 The high hills are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the rock[d] badgers.
HYMN: “He Touched Me” Page 628
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Gracious God, I know only defilement and impiety, paying tribute to You with a cheap irreverence. I have neglected Your Sabbath, seeking my own pleasure instead of Your Holy rest. I avoid hard truths and take easy paths that debase Your creation. I rationalize by saying that although I do not always follow the straight and narrow path as prescribed by Jesus, I am still a good person and by so doing continue in error. Oh, wretched soul that I am; how can I wash the filth of defilement and desecration from these earthly garments? Please God, enter my heart anew and though my sins by grave, deserving of death, help me become holy and acceptable in Your eyes. In our moments of honest reflection, we realize how often we fall short of our goals to follow You. In that knowledge, let us confess our shortcomings to God.
*Time of silent prayer.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Know that God takes no pleasure in the death of a single person. If we turn from our sins and seek the paths of righteousness, there rests the assurance of pardon and forgiveness though our sins be as scarlet and our past actions as black as the darkest night. Rejoice! InJesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!
Passing the Peace
L. The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P. And also, with you.
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON Genesis 3: 13 - 19, Numbers 14: 18, Ezekiel 18: 2 - 4, 19 - 20, John 9: 1 - 5.
SERMON: “He Gives the Food but We Cook It”
HYMN: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
PRESENTATIONS OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
CONCERNS AND CELEBRATIONS
Birthdays: Sadie Molla, Caitlen Marton, Nelson Huffman, Sky Waltz, Karen Blackhurst
Sympathy to the families of Hunter Hickles and Jim Kuhn
Added to our prayer chain this week was Elaine Belcastro.
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Dixie Avolia, Chuck Dicks, Karen Eisiminger, Ed Horne, June and Keith McGill, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Doug Ward, Deron Wood, Marge McWreath, Tim Knabenshue, Bill Stewart, Adam Moore, Frank Huffman, Nellie and Frank Baker, Michael Durila, Jr., Michael Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Marlene Huffman, Betty Matthews, Cory Patrick, Tom Westfall, Mary Ann Durila, Donald Potts, Marlene McFeely and Suzy Smith.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN: “It Is Well With My Soul” Page 495
BENEDICTION: God, whose love for us is greater than that of any parent, longs to share love through all who would serve as human parents of faith. As you go, may God’s love live in you, may the grace of Christ surround you, and may the Spirit nurture you to nurture.
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: And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6:37. July’s collection is boxed potatoes, pancake mix and syrup, and baked beans. 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.