Today’s guest speaker is C.R.E. Jack Snodgrass.
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Gathering Around the Word
CALL TO WORSHIP: Responsive Reading
From Psalm 40: 3-5 3 He has put a new song in my mouth--
Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD. 4 Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
5 Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them,They are more than can be numbered
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
HYMN: “What a Friend We have In Jesus!” #466
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON) Gracious God, I wonder at the courage, love, and depth of grace in Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, our Mediator, our Lord and Savior. And yet I too often stray from His teachings and gentle guidance to indulge in self-serving and profane behavior. I know that no other path to salvation exists but too often ignore this while assuring and thus fooling myself that there are other paths to eternal life. Wretched soul that I am, Lord please send your Holy Spirit to guide me back to the straight and narrow path that Jesus Christ established with his own lifeblood. Amen.
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 Ephesians 2: 4-8 4 God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. You are pardoned
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.
*Response - GLORIA PATRI
Special Music Choir
The Word of God
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53: 1-6
Who has believed our report?
Sermon: " Jesus, the Man; the Miracles "
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 Robert Paxton, Emma Grace Liggett, Dan Ward, Felix Yerace, Becky Moore, Ellen Marie Dillie
ANNIVERSARIES Tom and Karen Blackhurst; Allen and Vickie Bershok; Susie and Ricci Rich
JOYS AND CONCERNS Ed Horne is home from Magee Hospital and they will
continue to watch his kidney function.
SYMPATHY The Family of Kathy Waugaman
The Family of Beverly Hackney
The Family of Lisa Phillips
The Family of Eugene Foster
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, 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 Westfall, Mary Ann
Durila, Donald Potts, Suzy Smith, Elaine Belcastro, Lisa Marshall, Sandy Stone, Diane
HYMN: “His Name Is Wonderful” #230
Choral Benediction Choir
PLEASE NOTE: Considering that the level of Covid infection has substantially increased in Washington County, North Buffalo has decided to reinstate social distancing during worship, although masks will continue to be optional for the present time.
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. Please remember our food pantry is available to anyone in need. Replenish with your hands and listen for the need with your ears.
• Carol and Ed Horne are collecting bottle tabs once again this year and will take them to the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital right before Christmas. She would like you to be sure they are the nonmagnetic tabs.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.