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Hymn: My Faith Looks Up to Thee
Call to Worship
God call us to worship and service. We come this day to receive God's good gifts. What is it that we need from God today? We need the wisdom that only God can supply. Why do we seek such wisdom? So that each of us may have the ability to discern what is good and right. Our desire is to please God, who grants us our deepest longings. We will use our gift of wisdom to worship God and serve all humanity.
Prayer of Confession
We have chosen foolishly to seek after things that cannot satisfy us. We put too much importance on wealth and property, the esteem of others as well as power and position. We have placed our hopes on other mortals who, in the end, always fail us. We have not sought you and your great wisdom. We have not made loving you our first priority of our lives and we have failed to love our neighbors as ourselves. Forgive us and empower us with your spirit that we might choose what is right and good. We ask all these things on this Sabbath morning in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
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: Trust and Obey
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
1 My people, hear my teaching;
Sermon: Where is God in All of This?
Hymn: To God Be the Glory
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.
Kelley Gump is feeling better, and contributes his progress to all the prayer. He feels he could use more, so please continue to pray for him.
Shirley Teagarden fell this week.
Sympathy to the family of Rev. John Mark Scott who faithfully served this congregation for 36 years;
to the family of Esther Gamble who died on her 103rd birthday, Monday, August 3;
to the family of Ethel "Pete" Shriver; and
to the family of Robert Bentrem
This week's birthdays
11 Billie Wilson
14 Doug Ward
15 Grant Molinaro
Continuing Prayer List
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Open My Eyes That I May See
Charge and Benediction
If you're interested in the pursuit of wisdom, it has been our Sunday School topic for the summer quarter. Under the "Topics" section of this page, click on Wisdom. That will show you all of our lessons on that topic. We've looked at Proverbs, selections of the New Testament from the life of Jesus, and are currently studying the book of James.
During this time of continued physical distance, remember to check in with others. Socializing can help with our feelings of isolation. Send a card, or a letter, or make a phone call. Even sending a text message can provide connection. If you need anything, please contact Pastor Gary or a session member. If you have a prayer request to be added to 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.