Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
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Lectionary Readings:
                        Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10

Gathering Hymn      “Come! Come! Everybody Worship”  TFWS #2271  

*Call to Worship                                                                     

Leader:   Let your lives witness to Christ’s love.

People: And may our words bring reconciliation.

Leader:   Let your thoughts be of peace.

People: And our touch bring healing.

Leader:   Let your actions count for justice,

People: And may our faith be a sign of hope.

Leader:   Let our time of worship here and now be a true blessing for us all and restore joy and praise to our lives.


*Hymn of Praise           “O How I Love Jesus”          UMH #170


*Invocation (unison)          

Leader:   God, who called the heavens and earth into being…

People: show us how to love you today, heart, soul, mind and strength; 

Leader:   God, who calls us into community…

People: show us how to love our neighbor today;

Leader:   God, who calls each one beloved, and in whose image we are made…

People: show us even how to love our own selves today.  Amen.


*Praise Songs

                                     “Shout to the Lord”       TFWS #2074 (x2)

                                     “Wade in the Water”             TFWS #2107

                            “O How He Loves You and Me”   TFWS #2108




Praises, Joys and Concerns



Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,

the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.






Offering of Tithes and Gifts to the Lord


Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                           “We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise”   TFWS #2031


Affirmation of Faith

Leader:   Leader: God, we have never seen you.

All:         By faith we believe.

Leader:   We have read the stories of your greatness and power.

All:         By faith we believe.

Leader:   We have felt the tug of your Spirit and heard the Spirit's still, small voice.

All:         By faith we believe.

Leader:   We have seen your hand in providing our needs, in miracles small and great around us.

All:         By faith we believe.

Leader:   We see in creation the work of your hands.

All:         By faith we believe.

Leader:   Today, we believe and tomorrow we may doubt. In both, we trust that you are God.

All:         By faith we believe.



Children’s Time


Gospel Lessons                 Luke 15:1-32                  page 896-7


Mediation                   “Prodigal Pants”                   Pastor Mary


*Closing Hymn   “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”   UMH #378


*Dismissal With Blessing




Friday, September 16
            9:00 a.m.           Pick up Food
Saturday, September 17
            10:00 a.m.         Finance Meeting
            11:00 a.m.         Ad Council Meeting
Sunday, September 18  
            9:30 a.m.           Worship—Bible Sunday
            10:45 a.m.         Sunday School
T-Shirt money for Crop Walk shirts Due today!

Tuesday, September 20
            12:00 noon       Food Pantry Volunteer Meeting
Wednesday, September 21
            9:00 a.m.           Pick up Food
            12:30 p.m.        Food Distribution
Thursday, September 22
            10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Senior Box Pick Up
Sunday, September 25  
            9:30 a.m.           Worship
            10:45 a.m.         Sunday School
             2 p.m.              CROP WALK!!

Worship Helpers for September:
Greeter— Betty Williams Announcer—Kathy Fuller Scripture—Michelle Retzer Ushers—Walter Porter/Youth
Counters—Margaret Harrison and Mary Adams

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