Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Robert Hedges, Executive Director of Resurrection Power. Today is our Thank Offering Sunday.
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PRELUDE “My Country Tis of Thee”
INTROIT: “America the Beautiful” CHOIR
CALL TO WORSHIP: (adapted from Psalm 105: 1 - 5)
LEADER: Give thanks to the Lord; call on God’s name.
PEOPLE: Make known God’s deeds among the peoples.
LEADER: Sing to God; sing praises to God.
PEOPLE: Tell all of God’s wonderful works.
LEADER: Glory in God’s holy name.
PEOPLE: Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
LEADER:` Seek the Lord and the Lord’s strength.
PEOPLE: Seek God’s presence continually.
ALL: Remember the wonderful works God has done!
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
*HYMN “To God Be the Glory” Page 363
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION - UNISON: O God, have mercy upon us as we confess our sin. Christ calls us stewards, but we squander Your gifts. He gives us tasks to perform, yet we do as we please. He sends us to minister on behalf of those suffering; we are slow to respond until our own needs are met. He expects us to praise You in all that we do; we take all the credit for those things we do well. Forgive us and help us to be more obedient. We ask all these things in the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen
*TIME OF PERSONAL REFLECTION
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON - UNISON: “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. Amen
*Passing the Peace
ANTHEM “Change My Heart, O God” CHOIR
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Mark 4: 1 - 20
The Parable of the Sower
SERMON: “Kernels From Clay”
Rev. Robert Hedges, and Allison Wadding
*HYMN: “Fill My Cup Lord” Page 481
*THE APOSTLES’ CREED (back of hymnbook)
PRESENTATIONS OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
OFFERTORY “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” DOXOLOGY (Page 382)
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
JOYS AND CONCERNS
BIRTHDAYS Don Herschell, Georgia Miller, Alex Diesel
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Billie Wilson’s operation went well on Thursday and she thanks everyone for their prayers. Please pray for a quick recovery.
Ed Horne was in the hospital this week and will be transferred to Presbyterian Sr. Care.
The Family of Peter Monticello
The Family of George Yilit
The Family of Donald Potts
The Family of Peggy Keenan
The Family of Dan Rosco
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, Karen Eisiminger, Ed Horne, June and Keith McGill, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Tim Knabenshue, Adam Moore, Frank Huffman, Nellie and Frank Baker, Michael Durila, Jr., Michael Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Tom Westfall, Mary Ann Durila, Elaine Belcascro, Lisa Marshall, Sandy Stone, Diane Bednarski, Matt Petrola and Ray Dyson.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
*HYMN: “Let There Be Peace on Earth” Page 681
POSTLUDE “Oh, How I Love Jesus” CHOIR
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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Today is our Thank Offering Sunday, since 1888 Presbyterian Women have expressed their deep sense of gratitude for God’s blessings in their lives by giving back to people in their communities and around the world. Please use the blue envelopes in the pews for your Thank Offering contributions. Thanks for your support in helping us support the needs of our community and world.
We thank Diane Lindley for serving as our pianist for the month of November as well as meeting with the choir for practice on Thursday evenings at 6:30. Anyone who would like to join them, please come. It is great to have the choir back singing praises to our Lord!
Carol and Ed Horne are collecting bottle tabs once again this year and will take to the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital right before Christmas. Carol would like you to be sure they are the nonmagnetic tabs.
Lisa Hamilton has donated Christmas Cards and envelopes which she has placed six in a bag. They are on the table in the back; they are free or if you would like to make a donation it will go to our Women’s Missionary Group.
It is time to fill those Christmas Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse. They will be due back at the church by November 14th, which is next week.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.