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Hymn: In Christ There is No East or West
Call to Worship
Praise the Lord, all ye nations, extol him and praise his name. For great is his steadfast love that is given to each of us this day. The great faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on each of them. I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord. On this Sabbath mornings let us praise the Lord.
Prayer of Confession
On the shores of our lives, Oh God, you beckon us to follow you through the many intersections of our lives. You invite us to leave our comfortable boats and journey in mission with you. Yet we hear your call differently. Some of us are too busy to really listen to you. Some of want a different assignment; we can't believe that you would ask this of us. Some of us think that we are not worthy or have nothing to offer. While some of us are not ready to risk following you as we are not trusting. On the shores of our lives you beckon and call us. We may not know success but we will surely know great love and peace in the arms of a loving God. We ask all these things on this Sabbath morning in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 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: Wonderful Words of Life
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
Sermon: The Crossroads of Life
Hymn: Be Still My Soul
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.
Please add Judy Vitteck and Bob Fisher to your prayers
Sympathy to the family of Rev. John Mark Scott,
the family of Ethel "Pete" Shriver, and
the family of Robert Bentrem, Tom Miller's brother-in-law
Continuing Prayer List
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: God Will Take Care of You
Charge and Benediction
We are so glad you have decided to continue joining us online!
As Gary said in the video, Esther Gamble's 103rd birthday is this week! Please send her a card. Her address is:
Presbyterian Senior Care
835 South Main St
Washington, PA 15301
As we continue to keep physical separation, remember that we can still connect with one another. This is a great time to check in with friends, loved ones, and church family. You may want to send a card, make a phone call, or connect digitally. If you need anything during this time, contact Pastor Gary or a session member. If you have prayer requests to add to our prayer list, please contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, please contact Becky Phillips.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.