Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Rejoice, Give Thanks and Sing
Introit Surely The Presence
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: We are called to bring a new understanding of God: that God so
loves the world.
People: We are the salt of the earth.
Leader: We are called to bring a new hope in God: that God gives us
People: We are the light of the world.
Leader: We are called to follow the commandments and the law.
People: The law of God is to love God and to love one another.
Leader: Come, let us be the salt of the earth, the light of the world.
People: Come, let us love one another with the love of God.
Leader: Let us join together in our love of God to worship and follow
INVOCATION Rev. Mason
HYMN Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee 377
CALL TO CONFESSION
We turn to God in prayer. In that spirit, we offer this prayer of confession and unburdening:
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God on high, you are holy. You are Sovereign and you reign over all the earth. We confess that we take so much credit for our strivings and efforts. We have built great towers and made incredible technological advances. We can heal and create and accomplish amazing feats of athleticism. Yet, in all of this, we do not recognize your hand. We do not acknowledge that apart from you we can do nothing. God, we thank you that you have given us such incredible gifts and created us with intricate minds and bodies. God, thank you for the reminder that you are over all and in all and through all. Forgive us for forgetting your work in our lives and world. May you alone receive glory for all that you do through us. In your holy name. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
The God of creation is a God of mercy. God is quick to forgive. Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel. In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!
*Time of silent prayer.
*Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
*Response – Gloria Patri
Anthem **Jesus Strong And Kind** Choir
The Word of God
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading MARK 13: 1-8
The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God !
Sermon “ON A NEED TO KNOW BASIS”
Responding to the Word
HYMN I Need Thee Every Hour 443
*Apostles Creed (found inside the back cover of the hymnal)
Minute for Mission
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory **Morning Has Broken** Choir Doxology
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
BIRTHDAYS Ruby Hathaway, Bill Reese, Jr., Merranda Miller Young, Kaitlin Reese
ANNIVERSARIES Nov. 20 Gary and Kathy Gibson (50 yrs.)
JOYS AND CONCERNS -
Ed Horne came home from Sr. Care on Thursday.
We were able to remove Karen Eisiminger, Adam More and Michael Durila Jr. from our ongoing
prayer list as all are doing better. Thanks for the prayers!
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, Ed Horne,
June and Keith McGill, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Nellie and
Frank Baker, Michael Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Tom Westfall, Mary Ann Durila, Elaine
Belcascro, Lisa Marshall, Sandy Stone, Diane Bednarski, Matt Petrola and Ray Dyson.
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN Now Thank We All Our God 525
May God bless you with Discomfort … at easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.May God bless you with Anger … at Injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace. May God bless you with Tears … to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so that you may reach our your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy. And may God bless you with enough Foolishness … to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done. Amen.
Postlude **Change My Heart** Choir
We welcome all who have come to join us in the worship of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please come again. If you are visiting with us today, please let us know that we might welcome you into our church family.
REMEMBER OUR FOOD COLLECTION: And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6:37. Please remember our food pantry is available to anyone in need. Replenish with your hands and listen for the need with your ears.
Please use the blue envelopes in the pews for your Thank Offering
contributions. We will leave them there for another two weeks, thanks for your support in
helping the Women’s Missionary support the needs of our community and world.
Remember Diane Lindley will be giving her time to practice on Sunday mornings with the choir
at 10 am, if you would like to join them please come - sing praises to our Lord!
Also remember to bring your bottle tabs as Carol and Ed Horne will be taking them to the
Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital right before Christmas.
Christmas Cards and envelopes are on the table in the back; they are free or if you would like to make a donation it will go to our Women’s Missionary Group.
Today is the last day to bring your Christmas Shoeboxes, thanks for participating in this mission program.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.