The Longest Table in the World
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Hymn: The Family of God
Call to Worship
Around the world people gather to break bread and drink wine. We gather with them in heart and soul. Around the world the broken body is made whole. As part of that body we join in its unity. Around the world the banquet of God is prepared for the table. We who share in the banquet come eagerly to be fed. Let us worship together, let us share in God's bounty.
Prayer of Confession
Jesus prayed that we might be one; one in spirit and one in mission. In union and communion with each other and you. Today, God, we confess our fumblings and failures in accomplishing unity, as we set aside yet another day to remind ourselves of the task. On this world wide communion Sunday, give us eyes to recognize your reflection in the eyes of Christians everywhere. We thank you for setting the table with space enough for us all. We ask all these things on this Sabbath morning.
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: The Church's One Foundation
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
The Last Supper
Sermon: The Longest Table in the World
Hymn: Let Us Break Bread Together
Invitation to share in Communion
"Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts
Heaven and earth are full of Thee
Heaven and earth are praising Thee
O Lord Most High
Hymn: A Hymn of Joy We Sing
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.
Added to the prayer list this week was Glenn Miles who is in the hospital with COlVID.
Ruth Hampe is at Presbyterian Senior Care for rehabilitation from her surgery.
Frank Baker had a basal cell removed from his eye lid at Canonsburg Hospital on Thursday morning.
Tom Miller had a tube put in his eye at Allegheny General on Wednesday.
Sympathy to the family of Lee Robinson, the family of Norma Bilby, and the family of Nick Cross
Continuing Prayer List
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Revive Us Again
Charge and Benediction
We're so glad you were able to join us today, whether in person or online. If you need anything during this time, please contact Pastor Gary or a session member. If you have prayer requests to add to our prayer chain, please contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, please contact Becky Phillips.
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