Today's guest speaker is Rev. Renny Domske.
Second Sunday of Advent
Prelude Music Director Bob Senay
Advent candle lighters; Bob Fisher Family
CALL TO WORSHIP: from Psalm 19
The heavens declare the glory of God.
The skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Day after day the heavens pour forth speech;
night after night the skies display knowledge.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It rises
at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other.
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.
Forgive my hidden faults and errors, My Redeemer,
Keep Your servant also from willful sins.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my
heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord my Rock.
INVOCATION: Dr. Domske
* Hymn “Angels From the Realms of Glory” #143
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (UNISON)\
O Lord, You are my rock and my Redeemer.
Why do You put up with my continual sinning?
Why can I not learn to be unselfish?
Why did You send Your Son as a Babe to die for me?
Father of All, forgive me my sins. Help me to learn to
love You more. Help me to learn to love myself less.
The beauty of this time of year humbles us.
Thank You for sending Your Son to us in a manger.
* Time of silent prayer
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you!
Response – Gloria Patri (page 581)
Passing the Peace
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading: Isaiah 7: 9-14
Luke 1: 26-38
Sermon: “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary”
*Hymn “Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming” # 129
*Apostles Creed (copy next to prayer list)
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory Bob Senay
*Doxology (page 606)
*Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer
*HYMN “Angels We Have Heard on High” #113
BIRTHDAYS: Marty Lippert, Janet Shively, Bonnie Reese, Dan Hathaway
The Family of Alvin Danley, Jr. (Debbie Rugg’s brother)
The Family of Joann Bittlebrun Sayre (companion of Fred Wilkinson, owner of Dependable Electric)
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.
The congregation will be doing its annual Shopping for Shut-ins soon. If you would like to
donate to the ministry, please contact our treasurer, Garnet Welling, or any member of the
Bethany College Will be having a Music program December 6 at 7 o’clock in Commencement Hall. The address is 31 S Loop Campus Drive, Bethany, WV 26032. For further information contact Christine Welling.
Bob and Kathy Ross invited our church to their Christmas program at Lower Ten Mile
Presbyterian Church on December 10 at 6:30 pm. Their theme is “Christmas Night of Worship.” The address is 580 Amity Ridge Road, Amity, Pa. 15311.
The new offering envelopes for 2023 are now available.
CONTINUING PRAYER LIST
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Nancy Hepinger, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Bill Poland, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Betty Fisher, Haley Diedier, Fred Wilkinson, Evelyn Wood, Brandon Bell, Ricci Amos, Milton Rice, Larry Fox, Nancy Diaz, Gianna Perry, Marlene McFeely, Susie Smith, Tiffany Cipoletti, Cris Miller, Diane Bednarski, Robert Paxton, John and Donna West, Jim McCoy, Bill Berdine, Cheryl Bell, Frank Baker, Diane Anderson, Colleen Kuhn, Jim Durila, James O’Hara, Barb and John O’Hara, Debbie Durila, Larry Litman, Joyce Nichols, Dana Wilson, Sue Gregg, Doris Ann Rowe, Susan Strope, Tim Taylor, Richard Wagner, Helen Provenzano, Suzy Smith, Lori Doxtator Walker
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.