Today’s guest speaker is CRE Jack Snodgrass.
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Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Music Director Robert Senay
CHORAL INTROIT: “Somebody’s knockin’”
CALL TO WORSHIP: Responsive Reading Psalm 14
The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any, who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt: There is none who does good. No, not one.
HYMN: “The Churches One Foundation” 547
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (in unison)
Gracious God, we want to be inheritors of your kingdom, to receive the spiritual riches promised by Your Son, Jesus Christ. Yet we feign righteousness while retaining a murder’s heart and a thieves’ itching desire for our neighbor’s goods. From the flood to the Tower of Babel, to the crucifixion of Your Son, we have determined to take heaven by force, treading under our feet the instruction to love our neighbor and to most of all, to love You. As violators of Your will, we still hope to avoid correction and continue in destructive behavior, unhumbled, unreformed, and unrepentant. Dear Father, write the love of Christ in our hearts, etch Your righteousness on our souls lest we die.
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: From Romans 10: 9
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (and pardoned) words mine.
Rejoice! In Jesus 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 reading 2 Corinthians 11: 22-33
22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham’s descendants? So am I. 23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn?
Sermon “His Will be Done”
HYMN: “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” 611
*Apostles Creed (found inside the back cover of the hymnal)
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory Choir Anthem Organ solo Robert Senay
Doxology (Hymnal page 382)
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN: “Living for Jesus” 462
CHOIR POSTLUDE: “ Refrain of 462 ‘
BIRTHDAYS Julie Durbin, Cindy Ward, Christopher Marton, Frank Riggle, William Calhoun, Blake Lindley
ANNIVERSARIES Howard & Jean Isenburg
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Debbie Mary’s Dad is added to our prayer chain as he is in the Hospital doing much better.
Prayers for our soldiers that have been deployed to help overseas and pray for the Ukraine people.
Prayers for the Pulpit Nominating Committee (PNC) as they search for the appropriate person to serve our church.
Lets pray that Tom and Linda Miller have a save trip to and back from Myrtle Beach. They are taking Suzy with them. Have fun you three and be safe.
SYMPATHY To the Family of Dave Richmond
To the Family of John Rugg
Continued Prayers for Susan Shrively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, June and Keith McGill, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Diane Bednarski, Matt Petrola, Laura Davis, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Mary Ann Durila, Bill Poland, Amy Ward, the Warlow Family, Pat Haggerty, Jean Westfall, Don Cunningham, Carl, Vicky Byer, Betty Fisher, Haley Diedier, Casey Jenkins, Fred Wilkinson, Wendy Liggett, James O’Hara, Billie Wilson, Bob Moore, Don Kuhn, Ina and Dave Henderson, and Richard Wagner.
Remember our Food Collection. And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6: 37. Please let Betty Fisher know if you are aware of anyone within the community that may be in need at this time.
Session voted to move the special congregational meeting from May 29th to June 19th, because the original date was on Memorial Day weekend. As many members as possible should attend the meeting, which is to discuss North Buffalo’s governing system and keep us compliant with state laws.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.