Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church 955 Main St. (P.O. Box 222) Barboursville, West Virginia 25504 January 23, 2022.
We Gather to Worship God
As we enter this space, let us center our hearts and minds on worshipping God. May God silence in us every voice but God’s own.
Welcome and Announcements
*Call to Worship Psalm 19
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is sure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Let the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Let us worship God!
*Hymn 39 “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Your law is perfect, O God; your ways are just. We praise you for Christ, who makes known your Word. Currency’s value is nothing compared to the salvation you offer. The sweetness of honey is a foretaste of the feast you prepare. Made alive by your mercy and renewed in your Spirit, we come adoring your goodness, O Lord, our Rock and Redeemer. Amen
Call to Confession
When we pass through deep waters or go through times of fiery trial, the Lord our God is with us. With confidence in God, our creator and redeemer, let us confess our sin.
O God, have mercy upon us, and through Christ forgive our sin. He called the church to be one body with parts to make it function. We separate that one body through suspicion and hostility; we cannot dine around one common table. We divide into separate bodies and pretend to be the church. We take from one another what belongs to us all. By your grace make us one in Christ. (a time of reflection and pertinence) Let God’s people say, Amen
Take, O Take Me as I Am
Assurance of Pardon
Our righteousness is found in Christ alone, a gift of God by faith.
Beloved people of God, believe the Good News, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
Old Testament Reading Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Time With Our Young Disciples
Epistle Reading Luke 4:14-21
Morning Message “The Long and Short of It” Jim Musgrave
*Affirmation of Faith Apostles Creed
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, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again 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 quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting. Amen.
*Hymn 634 “To God Be the Glory”
Sharing Our Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Presenting Our Tithes and Offerings
*Prayer of Dedication
Almighty God, from whom all blessings flow, may you find us ever-thankful for the abundance of your gifts. Accept this offering as a sign of our thanks and praise. May they serve to strengthen our commitment to know, love, and serve you this and every day. Amen.
*Hymn 547 “Go, My children, with My Blessings”
And now, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all, now and always. Amen.
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