Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Bob Senay
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak.
People: Let the earth hear the words of our mouths.
Leader: My teaching shall drop as the rain; my speech
shall distill as the dew, as the light rain upon the
tender plant, and as the showers upon the grass.
People: We will proclaim the name of the Lord and
render glory unto our God!
INVOCATION Rev. Mason
HYMN Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise 12
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Merciful God, we say the very thing we do not want to say, with words that are angry, thoughtless, even mean-spirited. We speak when we should remain silent, and we remain silent when we should speak with boldness for the sake of love and justice. We cannot tame our tongues on our own. We ask for your forgiveness and for your deliverance. Restore and redeem us, that our mouths might declare the wonder of your grace, the beauty of your creation and the joy of being your forgiven sons and daughters. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen
Assurance of Pardon
Hear the good news! In Christ Jesus, we are forgiven and set free from our own self- righteousness. AMEN
*Time of silent prayer
*Response – Gloria Patri
*Passing of 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 PSALM 52
Psalm 52For the director of music. A maskil[b] of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: “David has gone to the house of Ahimelek.”1 Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God!
HYMN God of Grace and God of Glory 307
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Rev. Mason – solo- accompanied by Bob Senay
Doxology (Hymnal page 382)
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN Near To the Heart of God 824
Postlude Bob Senay
BIRTHDAYS Karen Blackhurst, Kenny Phillips, Marlene Huffman, Evelyn Herschell, Hope Diedier, Holly Hore, Tom Waltz, Ben Hathaway
ANNIVERSARIES None this week
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Prayers for all our soldiers here and abroad.
Prayers for the Pulpit Nominating Committee (PNC) as they search for the appropriate person to serve our church.
Sympathy to the Tyler Bedillion Family.
Sympathy to the Patricia Rush Family.
Sympathy to the Mike Durila Family on the passing of his sister Helen Beall.
Sympathy to the Family of Henry Salamon, Jr.
Sympathy to the Family of Ralph “Larry” Waycoff.
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.
Thanks to Mary Hathaway, Lois Miller, and all their helpers for a successful Vacation Bible School this year. The money that was collected this week will go to support the family of Giana Perry, 4-year-old girl from Canonsburg who is battling a rare type of cancer. She is receiving treatment to shrink the tumor and will go to Philadelphia for surgery.
Prayers are needed for a speeding recovery.
Also, prayers are needed for Evelyn Wood who has been admitted to Sr. Care for rehab.
Also added to this week’s prayer chain are Rosalee and Wayne Diedier who have COVID, and both are at high risk.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our second annual church picnic August 28th, located at the Thomson Hill Park, West Middletown. Church service will be held there at 11:00 AM.
Just to let you know!!!
There will be a trail emergency evacuation on Sunday, July 24th after church services. Bob Fisher will do the instructions with the help of Dr. Renny Domske. There are instructions on the table as you come in the side door.
CONTINUING PRAYER LIST
Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, June & Keith McGill, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Tom Westfall, Elaine Belcascro, Sandy Stone, Matt Petrola, Laura Davis, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne, Sarah Wilson, Bill Poland, Amy Ward, The Warlow Family, Pat Haggerty, Carl Weber, Jimmy Svetz, Betty Fisher, Haley Diedier, Fred Wilkinson, Wendy Liggett, Brandon Bell, Frank Riggle, Sarah Racco, Betty Anderson, Marilyn and Doug Ward, Nelson Huffman, Ed Caffrey, Mary Tarnic, Brenda Megyesy, Ken Jackson, Polly Blackhurst, Michael Durila Jr., Lisa Perrone, Evelyn Wood, Rosalee and Wayne Diedier.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.