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Sunday, 7/25/2021

 

This Week’s Service:

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PRELUDE     “Reflections of the Spirit”                                                  Raney     

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP

 

*OPENING PRAYER

(And all God’s people said:) Amen.

 

*HYMN      “I Love to Tell the Story”                                                     #462

1 I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love.
I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true;
it satisfies my longings as nothing else could do.

Refrain:
I love to tell the story; ’twill be my theme in glory
to tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.

2 I love to tell the story; ’tis pleasant to repeat
what seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet!
I love to tell the story, for some have never heard
the message of salvation from God’s own holy Word. (Refrain)

3 I love to tell the story, for those who know it best
seem hungering and thirsting to hear it, like the rest.
And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song,
’twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long. (Refrain)

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God, you uphold those who are falling and raise up all who are bowed down. There-fore we confess our sins—both things we have done and things we have left undone—in every confidence that you will open your hands to us in an embrace of forgiveness and love. Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Dearly beloved, through the power of the Spirit that is at work within us God forgives our sins and strengthens our inner beings. So now live knowing the love of Christ, which surpasses all knowledge and fills us with the fullness of God.

Thanks be to God!

 

*GLORIA PATRI                                                                                 # 581

 

SPECIAL MUSIC     “If Thou Art with Me”  Ian Adams  arr. Wallace/Heard

 

CHILDREN’S CHAT

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

(And all God’s people said:) Amen.

 

OLD TESTAMENT       Ezekiel 36:22-28

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

NEW TESTAMENT      John 14:15-27; 15:26-27; 16:12-15

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

Here ends our readings from God’s Word. May God bless them to our hearts and lives. Amen. 

 

SERMON          “The Ghost with the Most”

 

*APOSTLES’ CREED

 

*HYMN          “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”                                  # 286

1 Breathe on me, Breath of God; fill me with life anew,
that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do.

2 Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure,
until with thee I will one will, to do and to endure.

3 Breathe on me, Breath of God, till I am wholly thine,
until this earthly part of me glows with thy fire divine.

4 Breathe on me, Breath of God, so shall I never die,
but live with thee the perfect life of thine eternity.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

(And all God’s people said:) Amen.

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

*HYMN            “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ”                    #526

1 Let us talents and tongues employ,
reaching out with a shout of joy:
bread is broken; the wine is poured;
Christ is spoken and seen and heard.

Refrain:
Jesus lives again; earth can breathe again;
pass the Word around: loaves abound!
Jesus lives again; earth can breathe again;
pass the Word around: loaves abound!

2 Christ is able to make us one;
at the table he sets the tone,
teaching people to live to bless,
love in word and in deed express. (Refrain)

3 Jesus calls us in, sends us out
bearing fruit in a world of doubt,
gives us love to tell, bread to share:

 

*CHARGE AND BLESSING

 

*POSTLUDE

 

Announcements:

 

Annual Church Family Picnic

The annual Church Family Picnic at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park. It begins at 1p.m. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and will include a half chicken, potato salad, baked beans, roll, ice cream, and soft drinks. The reduced cost will be $5 for adults (½ chicken), and $3 for the child portion (¼ chicken). Bottles of water and snack bags will be available at our pavilion up until dinner is served. You are welcome to bring your own drink or purchase in the park if you prefer something other than water. All-day ride tickets, including the water park, will be available at a reduced rate of $10. Bingo will be available to play during the afternoon at our pavilion with prizes given to the lucky winners.

 

Thursday Bible Study

The Thursday Bible study will start up again on July 22 with a study called: Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times. All are welcome!

 

Rocky Railway VBS LogoVBS

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Providence Presbyterian Church’s Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School.  On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.  This year’s VBS runs from Sunday, August 8, through Thursday, August 12, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  It is open to children two years old through 6th grade.  For more information, please call 814-944-7258.

 

 

Summer Worship Service

Providence Presbyterian Church will change the time of its morning worship service to 9:30 AM from Sunday, June 6, through Sunday, Sept. 5.  Our summer communion will be observed on Sunday, July 25.  There will be no Sunday School or Junior Church during the summer schedule, but the Nursery will be open and staffed.

 

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