Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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GATHERING AROUND THE WORD
CALL TO WORSHIP:
Leader: Come, Holy Spirit, come. Be the wind and fire that transform our lives.
People: Breathe upon us as we study your word of life.
Leader: Kindle faith from our believing doubt.
People: Cleanse us from our waywardness.
Leader: Deepen our passion for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
People: Give us voice to proclaim your mighty works in every tongue.
All: Fill your church with power. Come, Holy Spirit, come!
HYMN: “All Creatures of Our God and King” #347
CALL TO CONFESSION:
Beloved, on the day we remember the gift of the Holy Spirit, let us confess our sins before our loving God.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (Unison)
Holy Spirit, our lives would be lost without your precious voice whispering to our hearts and minds. Yet we so often dismiss those nudgings as our conscience or our own human thoughts. Forgive us for dismissing you, for not recognizing your presence. We often miss you altogether because we are so distracted by our own comings and goings. How little time we take to stop and listen for your voice. Spirit, we know that you are alive and working, and we don't want to miss the messages you have for us. Thank you for truly knowing our hearts. We love you, Holy Spirit. Amen.
Time of Silent Prayer
ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
We know love by this, that Jesus laid down his life for us. Friends, hear the good news and believe: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Response – Gloria Patri
AWARDS TO SENIORS
The Word of God
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Reading: John 15: 26-27, 16: 4B-15
John 15: 26-27, 16: 4B-15
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
Sermon: “THE HELPER”
Responding to The Word
HYMN: “Spirit of the Living God” #155
Minute for Mission
Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings (Offering plates located at door)
Prayer of Dedication
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
INVITATION TO THE TABLE
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
L: The Lord be with you
P: And also with you
L: Lift up your hearts
P: We lift them up unto the Lord.
L: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
P: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE
Concerns and Celebrations
BIRTHDAYS: Christopher Marton, Frank Riggle, William Calhoun, Blake Lindley
ANNIVERSARIES: Jean and Howard Isenburg
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES!!!
Doug Ward went home on Wednesday and began his therapy at Bradley Rehabilitation on Thursday. We will keep him on the list as he has two different Doctor’s appointments next week. Please pray for no infection to set in and the therapy will build up his strength. As of Thursday, Jim Kuhn remained in the hospital receiving tests and observations. Please keep Jim and Jean in your prayers. Betty Matthews has been diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer. Please keep Betty and her family in your prayers. John Miller is feeling a lot better with his treatment for double pneumonia.
The Family of Mary Ann McFeely
The Family of Kelly Gump
The Family of Edward D. Horne (Ed Horne’s Son, only 55)
The Family of Leroy Shaler (Bob Moore’s Uncle)
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Dixie Avoila, Chuck Dicks, Randy Moore, Karen Eisiminger, Ed Horne, June and Keith McGill, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Doug Ward, Deron Wood, Marge McWreath, Tim Knabenshue, Bill Stewart, Adam Moore, Cris Miller, Frank Huffman, Nellie and Frank Baker, Michael Durila, Jr., Michael Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Marlene Huffman, Betty Matthews, Susan West, Cody Patrick, Jenny and Stew Brown.
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN: “How Great Thou Art” #2
May the Spirit of God guide you into all truth as you go out into the world this week. May your ears be attentive to the still small voice that tells you that you are loved, you are valuable, you are his. Let the message of the Holy Spirit transform your actions as you seek to follow his gentle guiding. Go now, in the great peace of Spirit. Amen.
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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: For the month of May, the food collection is CANNED FRUIT, CHUNKY SOUPS AND CANNED BEANS. “CAN” YOU HELP OUT??? And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6:37. 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.