Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church
955 Main Street
Barboursville, West Virginia
July 19, 2020
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship
I will bless the Lord at all times; the praise of God shall ever be in my mouth.
I will glory in the Lord; let the humble hear and rejoice.
Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord;
Let us exalt the name of God together.
you have taught us through Christ
that love fulfills the law.
May we love you with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength,
and may we love our neighbor as ourselves.
As we gather for worship, we pray for our loved ones who are in need of your care…
We pray for our new and remaining officers who have responded to your call to service.
We pray for our community, our nation, and all the nations of the world, that health, freedom, peace, dignity, and security may be enjoyed by all your children,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who taught us to pray saying, “Our Father…Amen.”
Congregational Meeting to Elect Officers Karen Gold, Clerk of Session
Time With Young Disciples
Scripture Reading Matthew 11:28-30
The Morning Message
Ordination and Installation of Officers
Affirmation of Faith From A Brief Statement of Faith, PCUSA, 1991
All: We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life.
The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith, sets us free to accept ourselves, to love God and neighbor, and binds us together with all believers in the one body of Christ, the Church.
Women: The same Spirit, who inspired the prophets and the apostles
rules our faith and life in Christ through Scripture, engages us through the Word proclaimed, claims us in the waters of baptism, feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of salvation, and calls women and men to all ministries of the Church.
Men: In a broken and fearful world the Spirit gives us courage to pray without ceasing,
to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior,
to unmask idolatries in Church and culture, to hear voices long silenced,
and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.
All: In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve God in our daily tasks
and to live holy and joyful lives,
even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth,
praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!”
With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Presenting the Gifts of Our Lives and Labor
Prayer of Dedication
Lord, as wildflowers bloom on the side of the road and birds sing in the summer dawn, we rejoice in the beauty of creation, grateful that it nourishes and refreshes us even in these ever-changing, uncertain days. Receive our offerings, bless and use them, that they may be used to reveal your glory, beauty, goodness and grace, especially in those places and for those people who need it the most today. Amen.
As you leave, you may deposit your offering in the place indicated.
Go out into the world in peace.
Hold onto what is good.
Return no one evil for evil.
Strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak, and help the suffering.
Honor all people.
Love and serve the Lord your God, rejoicing in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.
As we depart today, please keep visiting to minimum for everyone’s health and safety.
Liturgical elements for today’s service are from The Presbyterian Outlook, Jill Duffield, Editor.
The session has called a meeting of the congregation today for the purpose of electing five members to the office of Ruling Elder and one member to serve as Trustee.
Those to be nominated for Ruling Elder are: Kevin Dennison, Nancy McIntosh, Jon-Tyler Roach, John R. Thomas, and Merritt True.
To be nominated as Trustee is Steve Gold.
Ourselves: John Cooke; Berman Noe; Larry Nikolaus; Sue Yoak; Nancy McIntosh; Connie Morgan; Linda Keefer; Joan and Johnny Sharp; Maren and the Foster Family; Laura Fry; Francis Walters; Jane Brown; Sue Yoak; Berman & Helen Noe
For Our Loved Ones: Mike Harbour; Darell Meadows; Joe Kelley; Bill Keyser; Valerie Flesher; Alice Steuart; Family of Betty Gilkerson (Anna Haddox); Sallie Willis (Donna Thomas); Ted Henry; Joan Cassidy (Tim); Janet Reed (The Minichans); Watt Shields (Steve Gold); Barbara Harris, Aaron (Linda Keefer); Casie Harbor (Peggy Roach); Jenka Lockwood (2nd Presbyterian); Susan Breitzig; Bill Herrold; Barb Bias; Jim Stuart; John Lemaster; Gary Wayne Cassidy (Tim); Jim Sacconi (Kay Adkins); and Mark Scarberry
23 Steve Gold