Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Bob Senay
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Gathered here are the people of God who come to sing,
praise and seek guidance for the lives we live.
People: Gathered here are the people of God who come in
joy and sorrow, in peace and despair.
Leader: Gathered here are the people of God who come in
People: We are the people of God! We give gratitude for
this day which will not dawn again.
Leader: Let us lift our voices in praise! AMEN
INVOCATION Rev. Mason
HYMN Be Thou My Vision 450
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Lord, settle us down as we come to you in this time of prayer. We confess that we are so prone to plan our responses that we don't really listen –– to you or to each other. We acknowledge that we are quick to speak, and slow to seek forgiveness for what we have said. We admit we are hasty in our actions, and reluctant to confess the error of our ways. We confess that we are quick to judge and lack the courage to hear the whole story when we have judged wrongly. Turn us around, O God. Grant us the grace to listen with love, to think with compassion, to pause and consider, to be a person others turn toinstead of away from. May the Holy Spirit be our guide in all we do and say, AMEN
Assurance of Pardon
*Time of silent prayer
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!
* 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 Ephesians 1: 15-23
Thanksgiving and Prayer
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
Sermon “THE HOLY SPIRIT”
Responding to the Word
HYMN Come Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove 279
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory Bob Senay
Doxology (Hymnal page 606)
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart 688
Postlude Bob Senay
Birthdays Jerrod Shumaker, Marilyn Ward, Don Hanes, Molly Goodman, Jordan Chappel
Anniversaries Tim and Janet Schivley; John and Debbie Marton
Joys and Concerns
Prayers for all our soldiers here and abroad
Sympathy for the family of Ken Jackson
Sympathy for the family of Matthew Boice
Sympathy for the family of Chad Beattie
Sympathy for the family of Rose Churray
Fair collection was $1,250.23 which will go to The Washington County Food Bank, which is now called Food Helpers.
Please pray for Betty and Bob Fisher's granddaughter, Haley. She has been having seizures. Update as of 8/17 Haley is back in hospital with more seizures. The doctors do not know what causes them. Prayers are needed.
Added to our prayer list this week is the family of Officer Chad Beattie who passed away in the line of duty on August 10th. He was from Claysville.
Prayers for Greg Duntz (Lu's boyfriend) has ben diagnosed with acute leukemia. He has received chemo treatments while in Hillman Cancer Center and will be receiving chemo for a long time. He did get to come home Monday. Please keep Greg and Lu in your prayers.
Marlene McFeely fell and broke a bone in her back and is also on oxygen. She was in the hospital but has since returned home. Prayers for you Marlene.
Added to the prayer list is Debbie Durila's sister, Carolyn Knabenshue who has COVID.
Christine Welling is asking for prayers for her Uncle Larry Fox. Doctors found large solid mass on right side of brain. We will keep him in our prayers.
Remember our food collection. And Jesus said, "You give them something to eat." Mark 6:37. Please let Betty Fisher know if you are aware of anyone within the community that may be in need at this time.
Don't forget out second annual church picnic August 28th, located at the Cross Creek Park, West Middletown. Church service will be held there are 11:00 am. Wear something with watermelons on it!!!
Continuing Prayer List
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, June & Keith McGill, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Laura Davis, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Bill Poland, Amy Ward, The Warlow Family, Pat Haggerty, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Betty Fisher, Fred Wilkinson, Wendy Liggett, Brandon Bell, Frank Riggle, Sarah Racco, Marilyn and Doug Ward, Nelson Huffman, Ed Caffrey, Mary Tarnic, Brenda Megyesy, Polly Blackhurst, Michael Durila Jr., Lisa Perrone, Evelyn Wood, Rosalee and Wayne Diedier, Cindy Ward, Tom Novak, Jean Westfall, James Ohara, Betty Anderson, Chuck Warlow, Valorie Shumaker, Maryann Durila, Frank Baker, Ricci Amos, Donna & John West, Greg (Lu’s Boyfriend), Hayley Diedier, Nancy Diaz, Marlene McFeely, Carolyn Knabenshue, Larry Fox, and the family of Chad Beattie
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.