This week's guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
Gathering Around the Word
CALL TO WORSHIP
P: God is calling us today.
L: Why is God calling us?
P: To be the church, people united by God in faith.
L: For what purpose would God do such a thing?
P: Because God has given each member a gift to share, so that if we all come together and lean on one another, then we can become all that God has called us to be.
INVOCATION Rev. Mason
*HYMN Blest Be the Tie that Binds # 306
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
We confess to you, renewing Spirit, that we confuse unity with uniformity and diversity with divisiveness. We speak and behave as if being a part of your family means assimilating others to our way of living. We deny and destroy the beauty you created in each person. We long to change these patterns, O Creator, but we do not know how. Teach us to value challenge. Help us to see strength in difference. And empower us to build your kingdom in creativity and love. Amen.
*Time of silent prayer.
*Assurance of Pardon
*Response – Gloria Patri (580)
*Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Psalm: 23 Debbie Mary
Acts 2: 42-47
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
*HYMN Called as Partners In Christ’s Service *761
Presentation of our tithes and offering
*Prayer of dedication
Prayers of the people Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
*HYMN Here In This Place *401
Remember our food Collection. And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Please let Betty Fisher know of anyone within the Community that may be in need at this time.
We need special prayers for Keith McGill. He is doing better and was moved to Southmont, if you want to send him a card, the address is Room 317, 835 S Main St., Washington, PA 15301
I was told he enjoys having visitors…..
Linda Rice of Upper Buffalo Church sent an invitation to join them for a CPR and AED class on Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. If interested, please call Linda Rice at 724-345-3594. She needs to know a week in advance to let the instructor know how many are coming to the class. The cost of the class is $10.00 a person. You may pay the night of the class.
Don’t forget next Sunday, May 7th is our monthly Covered Dish. It will be the last one till fall.
If anyone in the congregation would like to join in and read a scripture, please let Don Herschell or Diana know so they can relate it to the speaker. He will then let Don or Diana know which scripture they should read for the following Sunday.
CONTINUING PRAYER LIST
Chuck Dicks, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcastro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Nancy Hepinger, Sarah Wilson, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Haley Diedier Bedillion, Fred Wilkinson, Evelyn Wood, Ricci Amos, Tiffany Cipoletti, Diane Anderson, Tim Taylor, Suzy Smith, Helen Provenzano, Jean Westfall, Ed Horne, Taylor Shrontz Kopacko, Richard Ward, Donna West, Judy Clutter Donaldson, Marlene McFeely, Chuck Harton, Susan Paul, Robert Paxton, Wiley Myers, Billie Wilson, John O’Hara, Keith McGill
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.