Pioneer Worship Service - August 16, 2020

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Welcome

Call to Worship

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!

Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;

Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

Psalm 95:1-2 (NKJV)

Hymn #62 Sing to the Lord, Sing His Praise

1 Sing to the Lord, sing his praise, all you peoples,

new be your song as new honors you pay;

sing of his majesty, bless him forever,

show his salvation from day to day.

2 Tell of his wondrous works, tell of his glory,

till through the nations his name is revered;

praise and exalt him, for he is almighty;

God over all let the Lord be feared.

3 Vain are the heathen gods, idols and helpless;

God made the heav'ns, and his glory they tell;

honor and majesty shine out before him,

beauty and strength in his temple dwell.

4 Give unto God most high glory and honor,

come with your off'rings and humbly draw near;

in holy beauty now worship Jehovah,

tremble before him with godly fear.

5 Make all the nations know God reigns forever;

earth is established as he did decree;

righteous and just is the King of the nations,

judging the people with equity.

6 Let heav'n and earth be glad; waves of the ocean,

forest and field, exultation express;

for God is coming, the Judge of the nations,

coming to judge in his righteousness.

Call To Confession

I acknowledged my sin to You,

And my iniquity I have not hidden.

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You

In a time when You may be found.

Psalm 32:5-6 (NKJV)

Confession of Sins

Let us, therefore, confess our sin, saying together:

“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me... Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities” through Jesus your Son. Amen.

Word of Assurance

Brothers and Sisters, your sins have been forgiven according to God’s promise that “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness... for we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 1:9, 2;1-2)

Hymn #735 Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. World without end. Amen, amen.

Scripture Lesson: 2 Corinthians 4:1-5:21 (NKJV)

4:1 Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death is working in us, but life in you.

13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, 14 knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

5:1 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, 3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. 4 For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 11 Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.

12 For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give you opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for those who boast in appearance and not in heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Sermon

Hymn # 691 It is Well with my Soul

1 When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

when sorrows like sea billows roll;

whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,

"It is well, it is well with my soul."

Refrain:

It is well with my soul;

it is well, it is well with my soul.

2 Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

let this blest assurance control,

that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,

and has shed his own blood for my soul. [Refrain]

3 My sin– O the bliss of this glorious thought!

my sin, not in part, but the whole,

is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more;

praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! [Refrain]

4 O Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,

the clouds be rolled back as a scroll,

the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend;

"Even so"– it is well with my soul. [Refrain]

Prayer of the Church and the Lord’s Prayer

Hear us as we pray as Jesus taught us to pray, saying:

“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 debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

Hymn # 678 Trusting Jesus

1 Simply trusting ev'ry day,

trusting through a stormy way;

even when my faith is small,

trusting Jesus, that is all.

Refrain

Trusting as the moments fly,

trusting as the days go by;

trusting him whate'er befall,

trusting Jesus, that is all.

2 Brightly does his Spirit shine

into this poor heart of mine;

while he leads I cannot fall;

trusting Jesus, that is all. [Refrain]

3 Singing if my way is clear,

praying if the path be drear;

if in danger, for him call;

trusting Jesus, that is all. [Refrain]

4 Trusting him while life shall last,

trusting him till earth be past;

till within the jasper wall,

trusting Jesus, that is all. [Refrain]

Benediction

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Our services are:

Sunday Worship - 11:00am

Sunday School (all ages) - 9:45am

Sunday evening service - 6:00pm

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We are Pioneer Presbyterian Church, part of the Presbyterian Churches of America.  Our church belongs to the Pittsburgh Presbytery.

  

Ministries

We have Sunday School for all ages.  We have Youth Club which meets on Wednesdays for elementary age students through 6th grade.

We have Bible studies for women and men, youth group for teens and a young adult group.  

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240 West Main St
Ligonier, PA  15658
724-238-4777
Pastor
David R Kenyon
Associate Pastor
 Dr Jack Kinneer