This morning's guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Bob Senay
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: We sing praises to you, O Lord!
People: Our lips praise you and will not be silent.
Leader: We raise prayers to you, O Lord!
People: Our souls praise you and will not be silent.
Leader: We bring ourselves to you, O Lord!
People: Our deeds praise you and will not be silent.
INVOCATION Rev. Mason
*HYMN Seek Ye First #175
* PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Holy God, we confess that we struggle with the demands of servanthood. Where you have called us to repentance, we have comforted ourselves with superficial changes. Where you have set us apart for the purpose of showing your love to the world, at best we show a clouded image of it to each other. Although you have addressed us as sojourners who bear your name, we instead seek security. Lord, forgive us for ignoring your call, and remind us we are a baptized people, set apart for your purpose of love and mercy. Help us remember. Amen.
*Assurance of Pardon
*Response – Gloria Patri (Hymnal page 581)
*Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
The Word of God
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading Luke 18: 1-8
The Parable of the Persistent Widow
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
Sermon “PERFECT JUSTICE”
*HYMN “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise # 486
*Apostles Creed (copy next to prayer list)
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (see insert)
Solo “I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry “
NEW MEMBER RECEPTION (see insert)
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory Bob Senay
*Doxology (Hymnal page 606)
*Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
*HYMN O Jesus, I Have Promised 724#
Postlude Bob Senay
BIRTHDAYS: Rick McFeely, Hanna Miller, Shirley Hildebrand, Michael Durila, Jr.
ANNIVERSARIES: Grant & Amy Molinaro; Wesley & Hope Shumaker
SYMPATHY: The family of Betty Anderson, Mary Hathaway's mother
Remember our Food Collection. And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6: 37.
Please let Betty Fisher know of you are aware of anyone within the community that may be in need at this time.
North Buffalo Church will hold a joint Thanksgiving Eve Worship service on Wednesday, November 23. Rev. Mason will lead the service for our church and Upper Buffalo Church.
Our church will also hold a Hanging of the Greens gathering from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 26th. Everyone is invited to come and decorate the sanctuary as the Advent season begins.
West Middletown Christian Church is inviting everyone to a community hymn sing, Sunday Evening, October 23rd at 7 P. M. Feel free to bring your friends and neighbors.
A saying from Keith McGill’s collection of church signs when he traveled.
T.G.I.F. “ Thank God I am Forgiven”
“ Faith – Focus – Follow-up = success”
CONTINUING PRAYER LIST
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Bill Poland, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Betty Fisher, Haley Diedier, Fred Wilkinson, Jean Westfall, Evelyn Wood, Brandon Bell, Mary Tarnic, Ricci Amos, Milton Rice, Greg Duntz, Larry Fox, Nancy Diaz, Gianna Perry (4 yrs. Old,) Marlene McFeely, Susie Smith, Debbie Moriarty, Tiffany Cipoletti and her grandmother, Aldine, Diane Bednarski, John & Donna West Robert Paxton, Jim McCoy, Bill Berdine
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.