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Hymn: O Day of Rest and Gladness
Call to Worship
The seeds are spread. On the path and on the rocks and among the thorns they fall. We are here to worship the divinity embedded in creation by our creator. Our God is worthy and our God is gracious. Holy essence, open our hearts and minds that we may be inspired to be the seeds that fell on good soil.
Prayer of Confession
Gracious God, source of wisdom and insight, we know that you see us as we are, and we know how often we try to pretend we are something we are not. We even put others down so we can look better. We stretch the truth of our accomplishments and push off to others our failures. Lord, set us free from pride and arrogance and bring us home. Amen.
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: How Great Thou Art
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
The Parable of the Sower
Sermon: Planting and Nurturing Seeds of Faith
Hymn: Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus
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.
25 Greg Duntz
28 Chad Durbin
29 Frank Baker, Suzy McCkoy
31 Dawn Miles, Brianna Wilson
Anniversaries October 25 Hope and Wesley Shumaker
SYMPATHY: The Family of Gaylord Grimes (Becky Phillips brother)
Added to the prayer list this week was Helen Wagner (Debbie Mary’s mother) who fell and broke her hip. Surgery was Thursday. Shirley Richman (Bob Moore’s sister) had surgery on Wednesday. Mark Knabenshue (Debbied Durila’s brother) will have surgery on Tuesday the 27th. Rick McFeeley was taken to Canonsburg Hospital with a swollen leg and unable to walk. They operated on Thursday putting a drain in his leg and antibiotics drip for infection. Ricky Amos was life-flighted to a hospital in Pittsburgh after having a heart attack, she is in critical care. Dick McFeeley fell and is in Allegheny General. He is Rick McFeeley’s father.
Continued prayers for Roma Grose, Ruth Hampe, Dave Burt, Susan Schively, Jimmy Davis, Judy Donaldson, Margo Johnson, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Mickey Gubitti, Chip Rogers, Dixie Avoila, Virginia Coffield, 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, Ron Westfall, Ed Horne, DonnaWest, June and Keith McGill, Dianna Donaldson, Jessica Duke, Chuck Montecello, April Hincy, 3 yr. old Hayden Dijean, Linda Hatfield, Glenn Miles, Dave Cummings, Ken Jackson, Doug Ward, Jim Colbert, Shirley Richman, Mark Knabenshue, Helen Wagner, Rick McFeeley and Ricky Amos.
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Charge and Benediction
We're so happy you decided to join us in worship today.
If you need anything during this time, please contact Pastor Gary or a session member. If you have requests for our prayer chain, contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, contact Becky Phillips.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.