Up A Tree
Our guest speaker this week is Nellie Baker, CRE.
Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Music Director Robert Senay
CALL TO WORSHIP:
L: Loving God, grant us a spirit of wisdom and revelation
as we come to know You.
P: Enlighten the eyes of our hearts.
L: May we know what is the hope to which we are called,
P: May we enjoy with all the saints, the glorious inheritance
You have promised us in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of Invocation: Nellie Baker CRE
All around us, we see trouble and wrongdoing. Our world is
consumed by violence and destruction. Even in Your church,
O God are strife and contention. The iniquity of this generation
hangs heavy upon us. We cannot worship You apart from
turmoil that lies so close at hand. Listen to us, God of all people.
Hear our longing for a new day in which Your reign of love is
established among us. Amen.
*Hymn: “Jesus Calls Us” 720
Prayer of Confession:
Gracious God, we confess we often supplant Your will with our
own, substitute our paltry dreams for ourselves for the abundant
visions You have for us. We hurt our neighbor; we neglect Your
good creation and we are powerless to change ourselves into the persons You created us to be. Please heal our brokenness, forgive
our sins, and restore Your image in us: that we might lead
amended lives, becoming agents of Your will in this world, and
in the world to come. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
*Response - Gloria Patri
* Passing the peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you
P: And also, with you.
The Word of God
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading: Luke 19: 1-10
Zacchaeus the Tax Collector
Sermon: “Up A Tree”
*Hymn: “Amazing Grace” 649
*Apostles Creed ( next to Prayer list)
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Prayer pf dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the people Nellie Baker CRE
The Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn: “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” 611
*Postlude Robert Senay
BIRTHDAYS: Dawn Miles, Brianna Wilson, Sue Morris, Jean Isenberg, Ina Henderson, Austin Fisher, Dorothy Caffrey, Shayla Miller
ANNIVERSARIES: Scooter & Wendy Leggett
SYMPATHY: The Family of George Hildebrand
The Family of Betty Anderson
The Family of Fred Engle
The Family of Harry Burnside
(Winnie Knox’s brother)
The Family of Debbie Moriarty
The Family of Aldine Whyte
(Grandmother of Tiffany Cipoletti)
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.
North Buffalo Church will hold a joint Thanksgiving Eve Worship service on Wednesday, November 23, at 7 PM.
Rev. Mason will lead the service for our church and Upper Buffalo Church.
Our church will also hold a Hanging of the Greens gathering from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 26th.
Everyone is invited to come and decorate the sanctuary as the Advent season begins.
Thank Offering Sunday is next Sunday, November 6th, the speaker will be Nancy Hillberry, Co-Moderator of Presbyterian Women in Washington Presbytery. Nancy will share the history of Presbyterian Women’s Mission work in the Presbyterian Church. Members of our Women’s Missionary Group will participate in the service.
More sayings from Keith McGill’s list of sayings.
“Be an organ donor, give your heart to God.”
“After all is said and done – more is said than done.”
CONTINUING PRAYER LIST
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Bill Poland, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Betty Fisher, Haley Diedier, Fred Wilkinson, Ron and Jean Westfall, Evelyn Wood, Brandon Bell, Mary Tarnic, Ricci Amos, Milton Rice, Larry Fox, Nancy Diaz, Gianna Perry, Marlene McFeely, Susie Smith, Tiffany Cipoletti , Cris Miller, Diane Bednarski, John & Donna West, Robert Paxton, Jim McCoy, Bill Berdine, Aleta Whirlow, Cheryl Bell, Frank Baker, Diane Anderson, Colleen Kuhn
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