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Hymn: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Call to Worship
God is like a gentle shepherd, leading us beyond our wants. He leads us beyond our fears and brings us to a place of rest. It is here that we hear the music of God's great love. It gives us new strength to walk through the valleys and shadows of life that can sometimes be a scary place.
Call to Confession
It is in our confession that we realize our desires for God and our hope for God’s mercy. It is in admitting the truth of our lives that we take the first step toward wholeness and healing. So let us make our confession this day.
Prayer of Confession
Gracious Spirit, give us the courage to look deep, to listen to the murmurs of the soul and to find the truths that bring life and hope. Forgive us for our hurt that bruises our inner wisdom and our worry that blocks your grace. Restore our inner sight that allows us to see your presence in the common events of life, the ordinary experiences of living. O God, hear us. Loving God, heal each of us and this great country that we have the privilege to live in.
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 Family of God
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 Parable of the Bags of Gold
Sermon: The Opportunity of a Lifetime
Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God
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.
Birthday Nov. 17 Ruby Hathaway
18 Bill Reese Jr.
20 Merranda Miller
21 Kaitlin Reese
Anniversaries Nov. 20 Gary and Kathy Gibson
SYMPATHY: The Family of June Saint
The Family of Robert Arnold
Thanksgiving Eve Service. Nov. 25th 7:00 PM
Added to our prayer chain this week was Megan Isley. Doug Ward was scheduled for surgery on his knee this past Friday to take out the knee put in a spacer and treat with IV antibiotics at home after a few days in hospital.
Continued prayers for Roma Grose, Ruth Hampe, Dave Burt, Susan Schively, Jimmy Davis, Judy Donaldson, Margo Johnson, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Mickey Gubitti, Chip Rogers, Dixie Avoila, Virginia Coffield, Dennis McWreath, Chuck Warlow, Chuck Dicks, Randy Moore, Margaret Knabenshue, Janet Schively, Mary Ann Durila, Patty Nagey, Dr. Craig Fox, Karen Eisiminger, Kelley Gump, Mary Ann McFeeley, Ron Westfall, Ed Horne, DonnaWest, June and Keith McGill, Dianna Donaldson, Jessica Duke, Chuck Montecello, April Hincy, 3 yr. old Hayden Dijean, Glenn Miles, Dave Cummings, Ken Jackson, Doug Ward, Mark Knabenshue, Rick McFeeley, Dick McFeeley, Ricky Amos, Alex Kelley, Deron Wood, Susan Alberti, Bryan Dunn, Beverly Selvaggi and Megan Isley.
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn:God Be With You til We Meet Again
Charge and Benediction
We're so glad that you joined us today. If you need anything during this time, please contact Pastor Gary or a session member. If you have a request for our prayer chain, please contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, please contact Becky Phillips.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.