JOINT WORSHIP SERVICE
NORTH AND UPPER BUFFALO PRESBYT. CHURCHES
AT CROSS CREEK LAKE PARK, WEST MIDDLETOWN
Welcome and Thanks to Our Speakers Rev. Dave Mason & Don Herschell
AMY HICKMAN, Organist & Choir Director
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Gathering Around the Word
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Whatever kind of a week you've had, Jesus went through
everything you're going through and more.
People: We put on the mind of Christ, which enables us to erect
crosses in his name.
Leader: Whatever suffering we've endured this week, the cross of Christ
weans us from always expecting to get our own way.
People: We put on the mind of Christ, which enables us to do his will.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
MEDLEY OF HYMNS: “Jesus Loves Me” & “In the Garden”
CALL TO CONFESSION: Let us now confess our sins before a faithful and loving God
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Holy God, we say we follow you, but our actions, or inactions, prove otherwise. We live for what we want, not what you want for us. We have not followed Jesus’ example of selflessness. Instead, we have looked after our own interests, and ignored the needs of our neighbors. Turn our hearts. Forgive us, O God, and instill a new and right spirit within us. Amen.
*Time of silent prayer.
Assurance of Pardon
Beloved, God is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Believe, and live, the good news — in Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
*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 of Illumination
Scripture Lesson: MARK 8: 27-38
Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah
Responding to the Word
MEDLEY OF HYMNS: “Amazing Grace” & “How Great Thou Art”
(first two verses, each)
Concerns and Celebrations
BIRTHDAYS London Rich, Janet Rhoades, Jean Kuhn
ANNIVERSARIES Gary and Diana Donaldson; Levi & Alyssa Miller
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, 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, Art and Kathy Waugaman.
Prayers of the People Rev. Dave Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN: “The Lord Bless you and Keep You”
Go now to share Jesus Christ with your voice, that all may hear the good news of his love. Go to share Jesus with your hands, that others may sense the gospel in your work and in your touch. Go to share Jesus with all your heart, that in your life, others may sense the Spirit of Christ living and working among us.
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