NORTH BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AND UPPER BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Bob Senay ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP Elder Mark Scott
Leader: Rejoice in the Lord always! Again, I say rejoice!
People: Thank you, God, for so many wondrous gifts.
Leader: For our homes and families, for our church and friendship, for food and fellowship.
People: Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, we say rejoice.
Leader: Thank you, God, for new life in Jesus Christ, for love, for belonging and for this time of thanks and praise.
People: We all now rejoice and feast in the gifts and grace of Jesus Christ our Savior, the Bread of Life.
INVOCATION Rev. Mason
*HYMN Come, Ye Thankful People, Come 367
CALL TO CONFESSION Elder Judy Scott
We turn to God in prayer and offer this prayer of confession
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Wondrous and generous God, you have blessed us with gentle rains, glorious sunsets and sun-warmed days. You bless us with loving families, kind friends and a caring church. Let us receive these gifts with thankfulness and humility. We cannot earn nor do we deserve such generosity, but we graciously open our hearts and hands to receive. Forgive us when we are hardhearted and tight handed, when we don't let your goodness flow through us, when we hide our talents and turn away from the needs of the world. Release us, Holy One, from fear, and create a contagious spirit of giving that touches the world with hope. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
*Response – Gloria Patri
*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 John 6: 25-35
Jesus the Bread of Life
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
Sermon “ THE BREAD OF LIFE “
Responding to the Word
*HYMN We Gather Together To Ask the Lord’s Blessing 336
*Apostles Creed Elder Don Herschell
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Prayer of dedication Elder Don Herschell
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People Rev.Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
*HYMN Now Thank We All Our God 643
*Benediction *Postlude Bob Senay
* PLEASE STAND IF ABLE
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.