Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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GATHERING AROUND THE WORD
CALL TO WORSHIP:
Leader: To God be all glory, the One who visits us in three persons, the
Holy Trinity of hope and love.
People: For there is no place which is without you, O God, and no
time when you are not there.
Leader: For you are the beginning and the end, the source of all that is
in the wonder of universal life.
People: And yet, you take us by the hand and lead us, as the life of
Christ walks our human way and shows us that life is
stronger than death. As we honor our lost loved ones this
day, give us the courage to remember their sacrifice on
Leader: In the Holy Spirit, we are gifted, again and again, and are called
onward toward a future in which we are surrounded with love
People: We praise and worship you, O God, for there is no other
God like you.
HYMN: “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty” #323
CALL TO CONFESSION:
Beloved, on the day we remember the Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, let us confess our sins before our loving God.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (Unison)
How often we choose to lead our own lives with no regard for your presence in our lives. You are always there, patiently waiting for us to notice. You created our inmost being and desire to lead us and guide us, and yet, we want to try our own way first. Forgive our self-absorption. Forgive our lack of trust. We know and believe that your ways are greater and so we give ourselves to you. We choose to watch for your working, to notice your presence, to listen to your Spirit's voice. Thank you for never giving up on us. We love you. Amen.
Time of Silent Prayer
ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever would believe in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. God sent his son into the world not to condemn the world, but that through him, the world might be saved.
Rejoice! In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!
Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Response – Gloria Patri
MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE
SOLO “God Bless America” Frank Baker
The Word of God
Prayer of Illumination
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:12-17
12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
Sermon: “THE HOLY SPIRIT: GOD’S GREAT GIFT”
Responding to The Word
HYMN: “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” # 695
Minute for Mission
Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings (Offering plates located at door)
Prayer of Dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
BIRTHDAYS Adam Gill, Madison Ward
ANNIVERSARIES Eileen & Felix Yerace, Beverly & William Calhoun
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Jim Kuhn is home from the hospital. Tests revealed a mass on his pancreas and he will be going for further tests. Please keep Jim and Jean in your prayers. Doug Ward is home and going for therapy at Bradley Rehabilitation. 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. Betty Matthews has been diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer. Please keep Betty and her family in your prayers.
SYMPATHY 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, and Cody Patrick.
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN: “Battle Hymn of The Republic” #692
As you go forth from this place, may the wind of the Spirit startle your senses and blow through your life; may the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency and light your way. And may the blessing of the Holy One — Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer — rest with you now and forever more. 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. 724-809-1821
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.