Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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Gathering Around the Word
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.
People: This church opens wide its doors and welcomes you in the name of the Lord.
Leader: I thank you that you have answered me; your loving acceptance will be my salvation.
People: This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
Leader: Blessed is the one who comes.
People: We bless you from the house Of the Lord.
Leader: O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!
All: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!
INVOCATlON Rev. Mason
HYMN Hosanna, Loud Hosanna 248
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Merciful God, we cannot possibly grasp the meaning of the Incarnation. That you emptied yourself to become one of us, that you walked among us and experienced the full range of human emotion, that you humbled yourself and suffered in our place -- it is too marvelous for us to understand. You call us to live as your children, reflecting your love and grace and glory. You call us to live in a manner worthy of the great sacrifice you made on our behalf. Despite wanting to live up to our high calling, we fail time and time again. We grasp where you let go. We are proud where you were humble. We avoid pain and disappointment and suffering where you embraced it for The sake of love. Forgive us, gracious God. Renew and restore us that we might walk the way of Jesus, the way of the cross. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Out of the depths of God's eternal love for us, God hears our prayers, forgives our sins and sets us free to live and work for God's glory. We are loved. We are forgiven, Amen.
*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 for Illumination
Scripture reading LUKE 19: 28-40, 22:39-53, 63-71, 23: 1-25
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God !
Sermon "THE MIND OF CHRIST"
Responding to the Word
HYMN All Glory, Laud and Honor 249
*Apostles Creed (found inside the back cover of the hymnal)
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory "The Holy city"
Rev. Mason, tenor
Bob Senay, piano
Doxology (Hymnal page 382)
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People
The Lord's Prayer
HYMN Beneath the cross of Jesus
BIRTHDAYS: Madelynn Shrader, Ava Clifford, Gracelin Shrader
ANNIVERSARIES: Jim & Sue Gregg, Ben & Lisa Hathaway, Bryan & Garnet Welling
JOYS AND CONCERNS:
Prayers for our soldiers that have been deployed to help overseas and pray for the Ukraine people.
Continued Prayers for: Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, June and Keith McGill, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Mary Ann Durila, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Diane Bednarski, Matt Petrola, Laura Davis, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Robin Durila, Bill Poland, Amy Ward, the Warlow Family, Pat Haggerty, Jean Westfall, Nancy Youmans, Don Cunningham, Carl, Vicky Byers and Betty Fisher, Billie Wilson, Haley Diedier and Casey Jenkins.
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.
Today is last day to order your Easter Flowers. Order forms are on table in the back of the sanctuary.
We are participating in the “One Great Hour of Sharing” during this Lenten Season as we always have. Envelopes are in the pews for your convenience.
Maundy Thursday Service with Communion is this Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 PM, with Rev. Dave Mason.
Good Friday Service at Upper Buffalo at 7:00 PM
Easter Sunrise Service is April 17th at 7:00 AM with Breakfast to follow and the Traditional Easter Service will be at 11:00 AM. Both with Dr. Renny Domske.
Session and Trustee meeting, Monday April 11th at 7PM.
Woman’s Missionary meeting, Tuesday April 12th at 9:30AM.
Washington Presbytery Mission Outreach Committee would like congregations/individuals to participate in the creation of “Deployment Bags” for soldiers being deployed overseas. Information on this program and what to put in the bags is on the table in the back if you would like to participate.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.