Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SERVICE TODAY, there will be a congregational meeting for the purpose of allowing the formation of a Pastor Nominating Committee. Please plan to attend.
CALL TO WORSHIP:
LEADER: Praise is awaiting you, O God, in Zion;
PEOPLE: And to you the vows shall be performed.
LEADER: O you, who answers prayer, to you all flesh will come.
PEOPLE: Iniquities prevail against us;
LEADER: As for our transgressions, you will provide atonement for them. --Psalm 65
INVOCATION Rev. Mason
HYMN: “Open Our Eyes, Lord”
CALL TO CONFESSION:
Beloved, we are God’s children because of the love God has for us, yet we sometimes fail to respond to God’s outpouring of love. Let us confess our sins together.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (Unison)
Merciful and loving God, your love for us is unconditional, yet our love for you, for others and for ourselves is often not. We allow our biases and pride to blind us; our brokenness remains unhealed; we cling to old stories and hurts which impede the work of reconciliation. Forgive us, we pray, for failing to trust you, for playing it safe instead of following the daring call of your Spirit, for withholding forgiveness and grace from ourselves and others. Let your love renew us yet again. Let the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead rekindle creative life within us and restore right relations among us. Amen.
*Time of silent prayer
Assurance of Pardon:
We know love by this, that Jesus laid down his life for us. Friends, hear the good news and believe: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
*Passing the Peace:
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Response – Gloria Patri
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture Reading: LUKE 24: 36B-48
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
Sermon: “UNBRIDLED JOY”
HYMN: “More Love to Thee, O Christ”
Minute for Mission
Presentation of our tithes and offerings
Prayer of Dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Birthdays: Betty Matthews, Lisa Hamilton, Danny Paul, Eric Jackson, Melia King
Anniversaries: Danny & Susan Paul; John & Debbie Rugg; Rick & Marlene McFeely
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Aleta Whirlow was admitted to the hospital for tests last week which came out negative. She is
home doing well. We are adding Frank Huffman as he is going through medical tests for
SYMPATHY To the Family of Makayla Miller
To the Family of Chip Rogers
Continued prayers for Roma Grose, Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips,
Dixie Avoila, Chuck Dicks, Randy Moore, Karen Eisiminger, Kelley Gump, Mary Ann McFeeley,
Ed Horne, June and Keith McGill, Chuck Montecello, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Doug Ward,
Rick McFeeley, Deron Wood, Dana Wilson, Marge McWreath, Tim Knabenshue, Bill Stewart,
Adam Moore, Cris Miller and Nellie Baker.
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
“How Great Thou Art”
Now let thy servant depart in peace. Mine eyes have seen thy salvation.
Light of the world, mine eyes have seen. Now let thy servant depart in peace. Go to love and enjoy the world, AMEN
COVID GUIDELINES for Church Services: Face masks, hand sanitizer, social distance & seating 6 feet apart, no congregational singing, please participate in responsive readings at your seat if comfortable.
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.
DID YOU KNOW…… 2021 Per Capita is $45.00??
REMEMBER OUR FOOD COLLECTION: 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.
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