Our guest speaker today is Rev. Renny Domske.
Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Music Director Robert Senay
CALL TO WORSHIP from Psalm 10
Why, O Lord, do You stand far off?
Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?
In his pride the wicked person does not seek the Lord.
In all his or her thoughts there is no room for God.
Arise, Lord! Lift up Your hand, O God.
Do not forget we who are helpless.
The victim commits himself fully to you, O Lord;
O God, You are the helper of the fatherless.
Break the arm of the wicked, that evil man or woman!
Call them to account for their wickedness.
The Lord is King for ever and ever.
You hear the desire of the afflicted and You encourage us.
INVOCATION Dr. Domske
Hymn “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” # 610
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
O Lord, we need You every hour. We confess however, that we tend to only remember You when we need You. We cry out to You when we need help. We plead to You when we are sick, when we need money, when we need Your influence. We treat You as a vending machine rather than the wonderful Creator God who made us and gives us every day we live. Forgive us. We have sinned. Make us whole again. Give us strength to give ourselves to You when things are good as well as are failing.
We need You every hour.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
*Time of silent prayer
* Response – Gloria Patri
*Passing of the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading: Old Testament: Ezekiel 34:7-12
New Testament: Luke 19:1-10
7 “‘Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, because my flock lacks a shepherd and so has been plundered and has become food for all the wild animals, and because my shepherds did not search for my flock but cared for themselves rather than for my flock, 9 therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 10 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against the shepherds and will hold them accountable for my flock. I will remove them from tending the flock so that the shepherds can no longer feed themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths, and it will no longer be food for them.
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
SERMON: “Looking Down at Jesus”
Hymn: “Take My Life and Let It Be” # 697
The Apostles Creed (Copy next to Prayer List)
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Doxology (Hymnal page (606)
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the people
Hymn: “ Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed!” # 212
BIRTHDAYS: London Rich, Janet Rhoades, Jean Kuhn
ANNIVERSARIES: Gary & Diana Donaldson, Levi & Alyssa Miller
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Keep praying for all our soldiers here and abroad.
Sympathy for: Family of Dorothy Thomas
Don Herschell tested positive for COVID this past week, as did Ed and Dorothy Caffrey.
Frank Baker still is positive for COVID and in isolation.
The Women’s Missionary will meet on Tuesday, September 13th at 9:30 AM. Please come and join in fellowship with us.
Remember our Food Collection. And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6:37.
Please let Betty Fisher know of you are aware of anyone within the community that may be in need at this time.
Just to let you know that the “berrrrr” months have now arrived. They are SeptemBER, OctoBER,
NovemBER and finally DecemBER. Just a little humor for this Sunday.
CONTINUING PRAYER LIST
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, Tim Knabenshue, June & Keith McGill, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Bill Poland, Pat Haggerty, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Betty Fisher, Haley Diedier, Fred Wilkinson, Jean Westfall, Evelyn Wood, Brandon Bell, Frank Riggle, Betty Anderson, Mary Tarnic, Tom Novak, Chuck Warlow, Valerie Shumaker, Ricci Amos, Milton Rice, Gianna Perry (4 yrs. Old), Braxton (2 yrs. Old) with heart surgery, Greg Duntz, Nancy Diaz, Marlene McFeely, Larry Fox, Debbie Moriarty, Frank Baker, Don Herschell, Ed and Dorothy Caffrey.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.