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Hymn: Where He Leads Me
Call to Worship
We hear a divine melody and feel an inner pull that draws us closer to you, Oh God. We come this morning looking for the companionship that comes with being a Christian. We ask for the guidance of your Holy Spirit to lead us each new day that we are given. We come this day sharing the love and joy of life and all that it gives us each amazing day.
Prayer of Confession
Holy God, your love is like a gentle wind that is forever guiding us along. Yet how often we turn away from your support and attempt to push ahead in our own way. We prefer our plans and miss seeing how we might cooperate with your guidance. We believe that it is by our own efforts that we accomplish the deed or possess the reward. We miss the spirit of joyful thanksgiving. We live without gratitude and languish in isolation. Keep our sails turned toward you as we move toward joy and wholeness as a united community.
Time of Personal Reflection
Assurance of Pardon
In Christ there is no east or west,
In him no south or north,
But one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth.
In Jesus Christ, there is new life.
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
Hymn: Have Thine Own Way, Lord
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Ghost
and born of the virgin Mary.
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead and buried.
On the third day he arose from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
Prayer of Illumination
Sermon: Keeping Our Contract with God
Hymn: Reach Out to Jesus
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Lift up your hearts
We lift them up to the Lord
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give God thanks and praise
Church Joys and Concerns
If you have a joy or concern to share that is not listed below, and you feel comfortable doing so, you may share it in the comments
Sympathy to the family of Rev. John Mark Scott, Sr., who passed away on Wednesday.
Adding to our prayer list:
Continuing Prayer List
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Take Thou Our Minds, Dear Lord
Charge and Benediction
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As we continue to stay physically separated, remember to check in with friends, loved ones, and church family. You may want to call, email, send a text message, or mail a card.
If you need anything during this time, please get in contact with Pastor Gary or a session member. If you have prayer requests to be added to our prayer list, contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, contact Becky Phillips.
The picture below is from the stained glass window in our sanctuary, facing Rural Valley Road.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.