Our guest speaker today is Rev. Renny Domske.
Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Music Director Robert Senay
CALL TO WORSHIP from Psalm 9
I will praise You, O Lord, with all my heart:
I will tell of all Your Wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in You:
I will sing praise to Your Name, O Most High.
My enemies turn back: they stumble and perish before You.
For You have upheld my right and my cause.
You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked.
You have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in time of trouble. Those who know Your Name will trust You.
Sing praises to the Lord, enthroned in Zion!
Proclaim among the nations all He has done for us!
INVOCATION Dr. Domske
Hymn: “How Great Thou Art “ 625
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
O Lord my God, we approach You in awesome wonder, because of all You have done for us.
We wish we could say to You that we have acted awesome toward You.
Yet we have not—we have been selfish,
we have ignored all but ourselves. We have sinned.
Forgive us. Make us whole again. Give us the joy we only feel when we are in Your arms, doing Your will, sharing Your thoughts.
We need You every hour, O God.
May we know deep in our souls how great Thou art.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
*Time of silent prayer
* Response – Gloria Patri
*Passing of the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading: Old Testament: Isaiah 53
New Testament: Mark 2: 18-22
53 Who has believed our message
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
SERMON: “Shut the Screen Door! You’ll Let the Flies In”
Hymn: “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” 197
The Apostles Creed
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Doxology (Hymnal page (606)
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the people
Hymn: “Lead On, O King Eternal!” 269
Dylan Marton, Carol Horne, Dana Wilson, Nora Beth Gill
Tom & Linda Miller, Daniel & Lynn Kalich, John & Barb O’Hara, Dave & Susie Cummings, Doug & Nicole King
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Keep praying for all our soldiers here and abroad.
Added to our sympathy list is Dorothy Thomas, who is a cousin of Linda Miller. Dorothy passed away this past week after a long battle with Ovarian cancer.
Sympathy for the Family of Rose Churray
Family of Alice Esposto
Family of Dorothy Thomas
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.
Thanks to everyone that came to the Church picnic last Sunday. I hear that there were 83 people that attended. There was plenty of food and fellowship shared by all.
We should take the time to thank Cheryl and her helpers for the decorations and time that went into the preparations of the picnic. Thank you for a successful Sunday picnic this year.
Continuing Prayer List
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, Tim Knabenshue, June & Keith McGill, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Bill Poland, Pat Haggerty, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Betty Fisher, Haley Diedier, Fred Wilkinson, Jean Westfall, Evelyn Wood, Brandon Bell, Frank Riggle, Betty Anderson, Mary Tarnic, Polly Blackhurst, Tom Novak, Chuck Warlow, Valerie Shumaker, Ricci Amos, Milton Rice, Gianna Perry (4 yrs. Old), Braxton (2 yrs. Old) with heart surgery, Greg Duntz, Nancy Diaz, Marlene McFeely, Larry Fox, Debbie Moriarty, Frank Baker
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