Today’s guest speaker is Kristen Emrick.
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Gathering Around the Word
Introit Choir ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: When the world around us seems to be shaking,
People: God’s love is our foothold, which shall not be moved.
Leader: When the life within us is dry and parched,
People: God’s word is our wellspring, our fount of living water.
Leader: Let us worship the One who offers us wisdom
People: and teaches us how to serve.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
HYMN: “Sing Praise To God Who Reigns Above” #343
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
You told us, O Lord, that whoever wanted to be first must be last and servant of all. Oh,how we long to be first, O God:To climb every ladder, frame every achievement, Get every promotion, and obtain every glory. Oh, how we long to be first, O God, And oh, how we dread being last. Forgive us, O humble Christ, And by your forgiveness, teach us. Teach us to reframe our priorities. Teach us to be servants first, And to let our lives flow from a heart of faith.
*Time of silent prayer.
Assurance of Pardon
*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
Old Testament: Jeremiah 11:18-20 New Testament: Mark 9:30-37
Plot Against Jeremiah
Sermon: “The Greatest”
Responding to the Word
HYMN: “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine” #67
Minute for Mission
Presentation of our Tithes and Offering
Prayer of Dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
BIRTHDAYS London Rich, Janet Rhoades, Jean Kuhn, Janet Brach, Carol Stough, Arthur Bershok, Ron Westfall
ANNIVERSARIES Gary and Diana Donaldson; Levi & Alyssa Miller; Marlene & Nelson Huffman; Don & Lynn Herschell; Tom & Cris Miller; Chad & Julie Durbin
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
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN: “I Love To Tell The Story” #619
Choral Benediction Choir
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. September food collection is boxed pasta such as spaghetti, pasta sauce, canned meats, peanut butter, jelly. Please remember our food pantry is available to anyone in need. Replenish with your hands and listen for the need with your ears. Contact Becky Phillips with any need in the community or to donate.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.