All of the information normally found in our bulletin is below the video. You can use this to follow the service, as well as to pray our unison prayers. Announcements can be found at the bottom of this service.
Hymn: Wonderful Words of Life
Call to Worship
Here we are Lord, your creatures standing before you. Gathered together to praise you and worship you. Help us to remember that each day is a blessing and gift from you. This is your day, Father, and we thank you for all that it shares with us. Be with us in the midst of these uncertain times that bring many questions. Hold us close to you each day as we journey through life together.
Prayer of Confession
Dear God in heaven, we come this Sabbath morning bringing both our joys and concerns for each of us and this world that seems to be in such chaos.
We confess to you, Oh God, the reality of our lives, knowing that we are loved and forgiven already. We confess that when we look honestly at our lives that we are your disciples, but not always the most committed ones. We are not centered in our lives and we listening to the voices of the world and are misled into trying to become something we are not. We do our best to try and please you in our actions in order to receive your love and we already have it. Forgive us and so fill us with your Holy Spirit that we may truly believe in your love and grace, and open our lives to you. We ask all those things in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
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.
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.
Hymn: Till the Storm Passes By
Prayer of Illumination
Sermon: Life is a Test, At Least At Times It Seems That's the Case
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.
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Charge and Benediction
Hymn: Let There Be Peace on Earth
As we transition to meeting in person, the online service will still be available. It will be recorded during Sunday morning worship, and posted here later in the afternoon. As this is a learning process, we are not sure exactly when it will be available during the afternoon.
As we continue to have physical distance, take some time to reach out to friends, loved ones, or church family. Send a card or a text message, or make a phone call. If you need anything during this time, please contact Pastor Gary or a session member. If you have a prayer request for the prayer chain, please contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, please contact Becky Phillips.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.