Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Jim Agnew.
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VOTUM and SALUTATION:
INTROIT: HYMN: “God of Grace and God of Glory”
CALL TO WORSHIP: Weary and overwhelmed, we gather. God’s holy word
revives us. Simple and confused, we yield. God’s word gives us wisdom.
Blind and uncomprehending, we await. God’s word enlightens our eyes. More precious than gold is God’s word. Sweeter than honey are God’s commands.
CALL TO CONFESSION: The good news is this, Christ came into the world to save sinners. Let us therefore open ourselves to His saving love as we humbly confess our sins, and in faith receive cleansing.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Patient Lord, we have so cluttered up the “temples” of our lives that they have blocked out your healing words of hope and mercy. Forgive us when we have been so preoccupied with worldly things that we have not listened to your words and followed your ways. Clear away our fears and frustrations. Give us clean hearts and spirits. Help us to be confident in your mercy and transformational love. These things we offer in the name above all names, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Time of Reflection
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Rejoice! Let the clutter of your life fall away and be replaced by the love of God in Christ Jesus. For from Him, through Him, and to Him all things are given. For by Him, and in Him we are forgiven. Amen.
HYMN: “What Wondrous Love is This“
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Gospel: John 2:13-22
Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom
SERMON: “Moving Forward from Folly to Glory”
ASCRIPTION OF PRAISE
HYMN: “The Solid Rock”
(Offering plates located near the door)
THE 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
Birthdays: Steven Jackson, Meghan Dyson, Dennis Marton, Doug King, Jim Westfall, Cody Clifford, Gary Donadson
Anniversaries: Ed & Dorothy Caffrey
We added Katelyn Allen, 15 year old, with Crohns Disease to our prayer chain this past week.
Continued prayers for Roma Grose, Ruth Hampe, Susan Schively, Jimmy Davis, Judy Donaldson, Margo Johnson, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Mickey Gubitti, Chip Rogers, Dixie Avoila, 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, Ed Horne, Donna West, June and Keith McGill, Dianna Donaldson, Chuck Montecello, Glenn Miles, Dave Cummings, Doug Ward, Mark Knabenshue, Rick McFeeley, Deron Wood, Susan Alberti, Bryan Dunn, Dana Wilson, Marge McWreath, Tim Knabenshue, Jack Burnfield, Debbie Rugg, Reba Flowers, Jamie Anderson, Cody Clifford, Frank Baker and Bill Stewart.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
Postlude Hymn: “How Firm a Foundation”
Charge and Benediction
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.