Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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Gathering Around the Word
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: I will bless the Lord at all times; God's praise shall continually be
in my mouth.
People: My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear
and be glad.
Leader: O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt God's name
People: I sought the Lord, who answered me and delivered me
from all my fears.
Leader: O taste and see that the Lord is good;
People: Happy are those who take refuge in God.
INVOCATION Rev. Mason
HYMN “Open My Eyes That I May See” 486
CALL TO CONFESSION
Our faith calls us to break down walls and to live our lives courageously so that others might know who we are by our love. For the times when we have been less than faithful disciples, we offer now our prayer:
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Forgiving Christ, our lives of faith have become confused. We long to see you for ourselves, yet settle for what others say about you. We cry out in the midst of pain or sadness, yet do not act boldly when we are made well. We ask for forgiveness, yet fail to live out your mercy in our repentance. Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us. Give us the strength not only to feel but do, not only to think but speak and to see what we need to see in ourselves. May we be made well in our faith, that we might follow you more closely. In your name, we pray. Amen.
*Time of silent prayer.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear the Good News! In Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven!
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God!
*Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
*Response – Gloria Patri
The Word of God
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading MARK 10: 46-52
Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God !
Sermon “SEEING AND BELIEVING”
Responding to the Word
HYMN “ Amazing Grace” 107
*Apostles Creed (found inside the back cover of the hymnal)
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Doxology (Hymnal page 382)
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
BIRTHDAYS Greg Duntz, Chad Durbin, Frank Baker, Suzy McCoy, Dawn Miles, Brianna Wilson
ANNIVERSARIES Hope and Wesley Shumaker
JOYS AND CONCERNS - Please keep Ed Horne in your prayers as he is still having problems with the swelling in his legs.
The Family of Peter Monticello
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, Karen
Eisiminger, Ed Horne, June and Keith McGill, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Doug Ward, Tim
Knabenshue, Adam Moore, Frank Huffman, Nellie and Frank Baker, Michael Durila, Jr., Michael
Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Cory Patrick, Tom Westfall, Mary Ann Durila, Donald Potts, Suzy
Smith, Elaine Belcascro, Lisa Marshall, Sandy Stone, Diane Bednarski.
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN “I Need Thee Every Hour” 443
In our steps, in our breath, in our sighs, in our smiles.
In our laughs, in our tears, in our loves, in our heartbreaks.
You go before us and behind us in all that we face this week. And so, with confidence we move. We go now with God. Amen.
PLEASE NOTE: Considering that the level of Covid infection has substantially increased in Washington County, North Buffalo has decided to reinstate social distancing during worship, although masks will continue to be optional for the present time.
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.
Carol and Ed Horne are collecting bottle tabs once again this year and will take them to the Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital right before Christmas. She would like you to be sure they are the nonmagnetic tabs.
The family of Ray Dyson has set up a GoFundMe page. Ray has been fighting covid for some time and has a long recovery ahead. Details can be found at this link. You may remember Ray, he and his daughter Meaghan attended church here a few years back.
Lisa Hamilton has donated Christmas Cards and envelopes which she has placed six in a bag. They 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. Thank you.
It is time to fill those Christmas Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse. They will be due back at the church by November 14th, which is only three weeks away.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.