Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Renny Domske
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Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Music Director Robert Senay
CALL TO WORSHIP from Psalm 5
Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing.
Listen to my cry for help, My King and my God.
In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait.
You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil.
The wicked and arrogant cannot stand in Your presence.
Bloodthirsty, deceitful men and women the Lord abhors.
You, Most Holy God, destroy those who tell lies.
But I, by Your great mercy, will come into Your house.
Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness and make straight
Your way before me.
But let all who take refuge in You be glad and sing for joy.
May those who love Your name rejoice in You always.
INVOCATION Dr. Domske
HYMN “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine” 839
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Out of the flames of Your creation,
Your voice calls, marking us as Your own.
Yet there are times when we choose to ignore Your voice.
We listen instead to our own needs and desires.
We think too little of You and too much of ourselves.
Forgive us, O God, forgive our shallowness.
Forgive us when we ignore the needs of others.
Forgive is when we fail to place our feet upon Your path.
Forgive us when we allow our earthly voice to be louder than Your call,
Thank You for Your love. We need You every hour.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
*Time of silent prayer
* Response – Gloria Patri
*Passing of the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading Old Testament: Numbers 21:4 – 9
New Testament: John 3:9 - 21
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
SERMON: There’s A Snake Among Us”
HYMN “I Need Thee Every Hour” 735
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory Bob Senay
Doxology (Hymnal page (606)
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the people
HYMN “Fill My Cup, Lord” 699
BIRTHDAYS Lois Miller, Ed Horne, Michael Neal
ANNIVERSARIES Dave & Ina Henderson
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Prayers for all our soldiers and those that have been deployed to help overseas.
Prayers for the Pulpit Nominating Committee (PNC) as they search for the appropriate person to serve our church.
Please pray for Betty Anderson, Mary Hathaway’s mother who is scheduled for surgery on June 30th.
Prayers for Wendy Liggett having surgery on June 30th.
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.
Vacation Bible School – “ Rocky Railway” July 11th – 15th. VBS will be held in the evening 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. There is a sign-up sheet on the back table for helpers and anyone willing to bring snacks – fruit, cheese, chips, cookies, etc. Please see Mary Hathaway or Lois Miller if you have any questions.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our second annual church picnic August 28th, located at the Thomson Hill Park, West Middletown. Church service will be held there at 11:00 AM. Come for the service and stay for the food, games and fellowship.
Time for another picnic!!
Join your Washington Presbytery community for a time of fellowship, worship, and a great meal on July 12th starting at 4:30 p.m. at Thomson Hill Park. Guests and children are welcome and there will be fun for all ages. Please RSVP by July 5th.
Just to let you know!!
There will be a trial emergency evacuation on Sunday, July 24th, after church services. Bob Fisher will do the instructions. There is an insert with the evacuation plan in today’s bulletin.
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, Haley Diedier, Fred Wilkinson, Wendy Liggett, Betty Fisher, Ina and Dave Henderson, Evelyn Wood, Ed Caffrey, Brandon Bell , Frank Riggle, Sarah Racco, Betty Anderson, Marilyn Ward, Nelson Huffman, Doug Ward
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.