Making the Tough Decisions
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Hymn: O Day of Rest and Gladness
Call to Worship
Lord we come this morning with open hearts and open minds. We come looking for guidance as we make tough decisions that affect our lives in ways that we cannot imagine. And in the process of making those decisions we recall how important our relationship with You can be. As life's problems continue to confront us, help us to be prepared for what is ahead. Please Lord, give us a great sense of comfort and contentedness in each new day that we are blessed with.
Call to Confession
It is in our confession that we realize our desires for God and our hope for God’s mercy. It is in admitting the truth of our lives that we take the first step toward wholeness and healing. So let us make our confession this day.
Prayer of Confession
Almighty and loving God, all of us here today are hurting in some way because of circumstance beyond our control. Some of us are hurting because of our own choices and some of us are feeling the pain of others. Lord help us to find and practice compassion and forgiveness each new day. Thank you for the times when you redeem our mistakes. Thank you for being a God who sees us and who is always present and ever merciful. 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.
Hymn: How Great Thou Art
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.
Prayer of Illumination
Sermon: Making the Tough Decisions
Hymn: Tis So Sweet to Trust in 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.
Nov. 1 Sue Morris
2 Jean Isenberg, Ina Henderson, Austin Fisher
3 Dorothy Caffrey, Shayla Miller
Nov. 4 Scooter and Wendy Liggett
It is a joy to report that Debbie Mary’s mother, Helen Wagner is home from the hospital after hip surgery and is doing well with therapy. Debbie expresses her thanks to everyone for prayers. Jim Colbert who had fallen from a ladder at work and taken to hospital is home and back to work.
Shirley Richman (Bob Moore’s sister) is home from the hospital after surgery. Please pray for healing as she awaits for testing results. Rick McFeeley is still in the hospital as they had to operate on his leg again because they did not get all the infection. Ricky Amos has been taken off the ventilator and will need prayers on her journey of healing.
Mark Knabenshue’s surgery went well and will be staying with Debbie’s sister while receiving rehabilitation. Debbie would also like the Furbee Family on the prayer chain as they have contacted the COVID-19. Dave Cummings will be needing more surgery on his arm and will be off work for an extended amount of time.
Continuing Prayer List
Roma Grose, Ruth Hampe, Dave Burt, Susan Schively, Jimmy Davis, Judy Donaldson, Margo Johnson, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Mickey Gubitti, Chip Rogers, Dixie Avoila, Virginia Coffield, Dennis McWreath, Chuck Warlow, Chuck Dicks, Randy Moore, Margaret Knabenshue, Janet Schively, Mary Ann Durila, Patty Nagey, Dr. Craig Fox, Karen Eisiminger, Kelley Gump, Mary Ann McFeeley, Ron Westfall, Ed Horne, DonnaWest, June and Keith McGill, Dianna Donaldson, Jessica Duke, Chuck Montecello, April Hincy, 3 yr. old Hayden Dijean, Linda Hatfield, Glenn Miles, Dave Cummings, Ken Jackson, Doug Ward, Shirley Richman, Mark Knabenshue, Rick McFeeley, Dick McFeeley and Ricky Amos.
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Charge and Benediction
We're glad you joined us today, whether in person or online. If you need anything during this time, please contact Pastor Gary or a session member. If you have requests for our prayer chain, contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, please contact Becky Phillips.
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