Today's guest speaker is TJ Spruill.
Gathering Around the Word
CALL TO WORSHIP:
Praise the Lord, O my soul, all my inmost being, praise His Holy name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits
Praise the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His bidding, who obey His word.
Praise the Lord, all His heavenly hosts, you His servants who do His will.
Praise the Lord, all His works everywhere in His dominion.All: Praise the Lord, O my soul.
*HYMN “I Sing the mighty power of God” #32
(Intro and then 3 verses)
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION: unison
Eternal and merciful God, You have loved us with a love beyond our understanding, and You have set us on paths of righteousness for Your name sake. Yet we have strayed from Your way; we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, through what we have done and what we have left undone. As we remember the lavish gift of Your grace symbolized in baptism, O God, we praise You and give You thanks that you forgive us yet again. Grant us now, we pray, the grace to die daily to sin, and to rise daily to new life in Christ, who lives and reigns with You, and in whose strong name we pray. Amen
*Time of silent prayer:
*Assurance of Pardon
*Response – Gloria Patri
*The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also, with you.
* Passing the peace
Prayer of Illumination
1 Peter 2: 1 – 10 Don Herschell
Romans 12: 1 - 21
Sermon “Made for This”
*HYMN “Be thou my vision” #450
(no intro - 4 verses)
Presentation of tithes and offering
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and celebrations
Prayers for the people
The Lord’s Prayer
* HYMN “ Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” #366
(intro – 4 verses)
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.