Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Robert Senay ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Let your lives witness to Christ’s love.
People: And may our words bring reconciliation.
Leader: Let your thoughts be of peace.
People: And our touch bring healing.
Leader: Let your actions count for justice,
People: And may our faith be a sign of hope.
Leader: Let our time of worship here and now be a true blessing
for us all and restore joy and praise to our lives.
INVOCATION Rev. Mason
HYMN Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley 217
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Though we run so far away, we are never lost from you. Though we take everything for granted and dismiss your grace, you never leave us or forsake us. O Lord, we confess our tendencies to wander and to forget that all good things come from you. We become so self-absorbed that we don't see you sitting right next to us, desiring to wrap your arms around us. Open our eyes to your presence. Free us from the desire to take life into our own hands. Thank you for always welcoming us home, when we choose to trust our own ways and make our own paths. We choose today to follow only you. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Yet while we are still far off, the Father sees us and is filled with compassion and welcomes us in grace. Friends, believe the good news: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Amen.
*Time of silent prayer.
*Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
*Response – Gloria Patri
The Word of God
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading LUKE 15: 1-3, 11-32
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God !
Sermon “WHO GOD IS”
Responding to the Word
HYMN Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy 428
*Apostles Creed (found inside the back cover of the hymnal)
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory CHOIR ANTHEM
Doxology (Hymnal page 382)
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN Amazing Grace 107
BIRTHDAYS Mike Durila, Keith Durila, Cody Phillips, Evelyn Wood
JOYS AND CONCERNS - Evelyn Wood will be 100 years old on April 3rd, pass the word and send her a card shower! Let’s get her 100 cards.
Added to our prayer chain this past week was Violet Byers who was diagnosed with lung cancer. Also please keep Betty Fisher in your prayers as she has been going through extensive scans and testing for her breathing problems.
Prayers for our soldiers that have been deployed to help overseas and pray for the Ukraine people.
SYMPATHY Family of Jamie Lee Kearns
Family of Zona White
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, June and Keith McGill, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Nellie and Frank Baker, Tom Westfall, Mary Ann Durila, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Diane Bednarski, Matt Petrola, Laura Davis, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Robin Durila, Bill Poland, Amy Ward, the Warlow Family, Pat Haggerty, Nancy Youmans, Ina Henderson, Jean Westfall, Don Cunningham and Carl.
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.
You have until Sunday April 10th to order your Easter Flowers. Order forms are on the table in the back of the sanctuary.
We will be participating in the “One Great Hour of Sharing” during this Lenten Season as we always have. Envelopes are in the pews for your convenience in giving to this much needed program.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.