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Hymn: Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Call to Worship
The God of creations calls us together. We come into the presence of the one who created us. God is not finished with us. There is more than we can be. We offer ourselves to the one who takes us from glory into glory. We give up our old ways to walk in the new path of God.
Prayer of Confession
We confess to you, the One who made all things good, that we have not become what you created us to be. You made us in your image of love but we at times have ben hateful and mean. You breathed into us your own spirit and we have allowed our lives to be ruled by the spirit of want and need. In the name of Christ we are forgive, redeemed and blessed. Thanks be to God.
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: Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
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
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Sermon: Moving Toward the Goal
Hymn: Precious Lord, Take my Hand
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.
Added to the prayer list this week was Ken Jackson who was taken to the hospital on Thursday by ambulance.
Also Ed Horne was taken to a Pittsburgh Hospital ER.
Sympathy to the family of Gaylord Grimes, Becky Phillips' brother
Continuing Prayer List
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul
Charge and Benediction
We're glad you decided to join us for worship today. If you need anything during this time, please contact Pastor Gary or a session member. If you have a request for our prayer chain, please contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, please contact Becky Phillips.
Reminder that the session and trustees meeting is tomorrow night at 7pm.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.