Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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Gathering Around the Word
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Open up your hearts; lift up your hands! The time is now to
People: Lift up your face to the Father. The time is now to worship.
Leader: Dance, sing, rejoice! Let all that is within you bring praise to the
one true God. The time is now to worship.
People: To you, great holy God, to we give this hour – that your
name may be made great and your glory known among all
All: The time is now to worship!
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
HYMN: “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” #222
CALL TO CONFESSION
Our faith calls us to break down walls and to live our lives courageously so that others might know who we are by our love. For the times when we have been less than faithful, we offer now our prayer of confession:
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
O God, we confess that we would like the road map of our life laid out before us. We want to know where we are going. Any unexpected twists and turns disconcert us. When we hear you calling us to a task we do not want to do or a road we do not want to take, we argue and construct reasons why we cannot. Forgive the rationalizations we present to you as reasons, the resistance that is most often grounded in fear and unbelief. Forgive our reliance on ourselves and our lack of trust in you, the willfulness that turns away from your will for our lives and the refusal to hear and believe your assurance of the journey. Forgive us all that is past, and free us to a new and living faith in you, through Christ our risen Lord, AMEN.
*Time of silent prayer.
Assurance of Pardon
Our God is a God of love and mercy, who allows us always to begin again. By God's grace, we are forgiven to walk in newness of life. Thanks be to God. Amen.
*Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
*Response - GLORIA PATRI
The Word of God
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Lesson: MARK 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Responding to the Word
HYMN: “Take My Life and Let It Be” #458
Minute for Mission
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Prayer of Dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
BIRTHDAYS Jean Mankey, Melissa Gibson, Carly McCoy, Linda Miller, Mary Hathaway, Ricci Rich
ANNIVERSARIES Tom and Linda Miller
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Added to our prayer chain this past week was Art and Kathy Waugaman; Kathy has been battling lung cancer and they placed her on Hospice Care.
SYMPATHY The Family of Betty Matthews
The Family of John (Jr.) Reck
The Family of Thomas Walsh
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Chuck Dicks, Karen Eisiminger, Ed Horne, June and Keith McGill, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Doug Ward, Tim Knabenshue, Adam Moore, Frank Huffman, Nellie and Frank Baker, Michael Durila, Jr., Michael Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Cory Patrick, Tom Westfalll, Mary Ann Durila, Donald Potts, Suzy Smith, Elaine Belcascro, and Lisa Marshall.
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN: “They Will Know We Are Christians" #677
As the Father has loved you, go now and love. As the Son has forgiven and redeemed you, go now, extending grace to all you meet. As the Spirit has transformed you into the likeness of the Son, go now, letting the life of Christ guide you each moment of the day. Go now, in love, with grace and in the light of Jesus. Amen.
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. August food collection is canned fruit and vegetables, boxed dessert mixes, chunky soups and Hamburger Helper. 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.