Today's guest speaker is Sarah Angelo.
Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Bob Senay
Introit Choir Thy Word Is a Lamp unto My Feet # 458
CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 32)
L.: Let all God’s people come.
P: We will lift our voices to the Lord.
L: God says, “I will teach you the way you should go.”
ALL: So, we will listen and follow God’s way.
INVOCATION Sarah Angelo
* HYMN O Worship the King, All Glorious Above # 41
* PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Most merciful God, whose Son Jesus Christ was tempted in every way, yet without sin, we confess before You that we have sinned; we have hungered after that which does not satisfy; we have compromised with evil; we have doubted Your power to protect us. Forgive our lack of faith; have mercy on our weakness. Restore in us such love and trust that we may walk in your ways and delight in doing Your will.
* Time of silent prayer
*Assurance of Pardon
Friends, by the grace of God, you and I have been forgiven of our sins and invited to a renewed life with our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ! Amen!
*Response – Gloria Patri (Hymnal page 581)
*Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading Don Herschell
Old Testament; Genesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1-7
New Testament; Matthew 4: 1-11
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
Sermon “ WILDERNESS SURVIVAL “
*HYMN O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go # 833
*Apostles Creed (copy next to prayer list)
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory Bob Senay
*Doxology (Hymnal page 606)
*Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer
*HYMN In the Cross of Christ I Glory # 213
*Choir Give Thanks # 647
Postlude Bob Senay
BIRTHDAYS: David Gill, Bryan Welling, Marlene McFeely
ANNIVERSARYS: John & Rosemary Cole
Remember our food Collection. And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.”
Please let Betty Fisher know of anyone within the Community that may be in need at this time.
Anyone wanting to join our new choir can do so by coming to the church during Sunday School hour. The choir rehearsal starts at 10:45 downstairs. All those interested are greatly appreciated.
Starting March 5, 2023, we will be starting cover dish dinners after church. They will continue thru May 7th. Make your favorite dish to bring!!
If you have any joys and concerns you want in the bulletin, please call, text, or email me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let me know by Wednesday night so I can get them in Sunday’s bulletin. Thanks, Diana
LENTEN WORSHIP SERVICES
EACH SUNDAY AT 4 PM
Again this Lenten season you are invited to worship and fellowship with neighbors in a series of Sunday Afternoon Services for Lent. The 2023 Theme is Turning Points.
Guest preachers will draw upon the accounts of persons in the Gospel of John – people who experienced significant life-change because of Christ Jesus and the impact that He had upon them. Come for the worship and fellowship!
Feb 26 Taylorstown Presbyterian Church 4:00 PM
Rev. Dr. Jerome Creach, preaching
Rev. Craig Kephart, liturgist
Those in the Temple marketplace, John 2:2-25
Mar 5 West Alexander Presbyterian Church 4:00 PM
Student Clayton LaPosta, preaching
Ruling Elder Don Herschell, liturgist
Nicodemus, John 3:1-13
Mar 12 North Buffalo U.P. Church 4:00 PM
Ruling Elder Cody Rogers preaching
The Woman at the Well, John 4:5ff
Mar 19 Grove U.P. Church, West Middletown 4:00 PM
Rev. Renny Domske, preaching
Ruling Elder Diana Smith, liturgist
Judas Iscariot, John 13:21-30
Mar 26 U.P. Church of Claysville –
Worship and Music by ONE VOICE ministry
Apr 2 Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church 4:00 PM
Rev. Terry Lucarelli, preaching.
Ruling Elder Dale Rush, liturgist
The Disciple Simon Peter, John 21:4-19
All services are at 4 p.m. The offering will be given to the McGuffey Food Pantry. As the host congregation for March 12, North Buffalo has been asked to provide greeters, an accompanist, ushers to collect the offering and at least two volunteers to count and record the offering in cash and checks, to record the total and to turn over the offering to a designated presbytery volunteer. At Easter, all of the offerings will be given to the food pantry.
Those interested in serving in one of these roles should contact a member of our worship and music committee.
Each church has also been asked to ensure that the speaker system is in good working order and to provide a fellowship space and light refreshments after the service. The presbytery will provide bulletins for each afternoon’s service.
CONTINUING PRAYER LIST
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Nancy Hepinger, Sarah Wilson, Bill Poland, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Haley Diedier Bedillion, Fred Wilkinson, Evelyn Wood, Brandon Bell, Ricci Amos, Nancy Diaz, Gianna Perry, Tiffany Cipoletti, Diane Anderson, Jim Durila, Tim Taylor, Suzy Smith, Ed Horne, Helen Provenzano, Jean Westfall, Lori Doxtator Walker, Ruth Buterbaugh, Carol Knabenshue, Mike Diedier, Richard Wagner, Ruby Hathaway, Nellie Baker, Janet Rhoades, Ed Caffrey, Billie Wilson, Jeff Durila, Ron Westfall, Taylor Shrontz Kopacko, Heather Waltz Simpson, Betty Fisher, Jean Kuhn
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.