Pioneer Worship Service - July 19, 2020

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Call To Confession

Our help is in the name of the Lord,

Who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 124:8 (NKJV)

Confession of Sins

Almighty Father, great judge of all nations, we come to you for your help, your grace, and your mercy. We are a sinful people, who have no righteousness in ourselves, but our hope is in the perfect righteousness of your Son, our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. For his sake forgive our sin, our iniquity and our transgressions. By your Spirit, renew our hearts in faith, that trusting in your Son, we may turn away from evil and pursue the good. Enlighten our eyes to seek the goodness of your law and the beauty of holiness. Increase our zeal that we may delight always to do your will. For we ask this in the name of your Son. Amen.

Word of Assurance

Brothers and Sisters in the Lord Jesus, God indeed has and does forgive our sins and pardon our iniquities so that we now live in God’s peace as it is written in his Word: “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Romans 5:1 (NKJV)

Call to Worship

I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart;

I will tell of all Your marvelous works.

I will be glad and rejoice in You;

I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

Psalm 9:1-2 (NKJV)

Hymn #101 Come, Thou Almighty King

1 Come, thou Almighty King,

help us thy name to sing,

help us to praise.

Father, all glorious,

o'er all victorious,

come and reign over us,

Ancient of Days.

2 Come, thou Incarnate Word,

gird on thy mighty sword,

our prayer attend.

Come, and thy people bless,

and give thy Word success;

Spirit of holiness,

on us descend.

3 Come, Holy Comforter,

thy sacred witness bear

in this glad hour.

Thou who almighty art,

now rule in every heart,

and ne'er from us depart,

Spirit of pow'r.

4 To the great One in Three

eternal praises be,

hence evermore.

His sovereign majesty

may we in glory see,

and to eternity

love and adore.

Scripture Lesson: 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:13 (NKJV)

12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you. 13 For we are not writing any other things to you than what you read or understand. Now I trust you will understand, even to the end 14 (as also you have understood us in part), that we are your boast as you also are ours, in the day of the Lord Jesus.

15 And in this confidence I intended to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit— 16 to pass by way of you to Macedonia, to come again from Macedonia to you, and be helped by you on my way to Judea. 17 Therefore, when I was planning this, did I do it lightly? Or the things I plan, do I plan according to the flesh, that with me there should be Yes, Yes, and No, No? 18 But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No. 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. 20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, 22 who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

23 Moreover I call God as witness against my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth. 24 Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand.

2:1 But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow. 2 For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me?

3 And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy, having confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all. 4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears, not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have so abundantly for you.

5 But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent—not to be too severe. 6 This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man, 7 so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. 8 Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him. 9 For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things. 10 Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, 11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord, 13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I departed for Macedonia.


Hymn # 181 We Come, O Christ, to You

1 We come, O Christ to You,

true Son of God and man,

by whom all things consist,

in Whom all life began:

in you alone we live and move,

and have our being in your love.

2 You are the way to God,

your blood our ransom paid;

in you we face our Judge

and Maker unafraid.

Before the throne absolved we stand,

your love has met your law's demand.

3 You are the living Truth!

All wisdom dwells in you,

the Source of every skill,

The one eternal TRUE!

O great I AM! In you we rest,

sure answer to our every quest.

4 You only are true Life,

to know you is to live

the more abundant life

that earth can never give:

O risen Lord! We live in you:

in us each day your life renew!

5 We worship you, Lord Christ,

our Savior and our King,

to you our youth and strength

adoringly we bring:

so fill our hearts,that all may view

your life in us, and turn to you.

Prayer of the Church

Almighty Father, our help and our strength, keep and preserve your people through all the troubles of this life and bring us safely into eternal life. In the weakness of our faith, strengthen us to trust in you. In the midst of our fears, be our help and our comfort and our consolation.

Look with kindness upon your people who are threatened, attacked and endangered by those in evil governments who oppose your kingdom. Deliver your church from danger and trouble, and from false teachers and wrong beliefs.

Give wisdom, diligence and courage to all who serve as missionaries and evangelists. Guide our pastors and teachers into the fullness of your truth, and your Church may grow in true knowledge of you and in joyful obedience to your revealed will.

Be merciful to our nation and cause the gospel of your Son to spread throughout our land. Turn our leaders away from falsehood and moral corruption, and guide those in public office in the way of your righteous law. Catch in their own folly those who use their governmental authority to demean your law and to oppose the kingdom of your Son. Open the eyes of our American people to seek foolishness of the unbelieving philosophies taught in our schools and proclaimed in our media. Instead, turn the hearts of our people to you in true repentance and to your Son in saving faith.

In our sickness, heal us and restore our trust in you that you work all things for our good. In our labors, give us joy in doing all things in the name of Jesus. Grant us our daily needs and give us generous hearts to share with our bothers an sisters who are in need.

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

“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 # 305 Arise, My Soul, Arise (vs. 1, 2)

1 Arise, my soul, arise,

shake off your guilty fears:

the bleeding Sacrifice

in my behalf appears:

before the throne my Surety stands,

before the throne my Surety stands,

my name is written on his hands.

2 He ever lives above,

for me to intercede,

his all-redeeming love,

his precious blood to plead;

his blood atoned for ev'ry race,

his blood atoned for ev'ry race,

and sprinkles now the throne of grace.


Hymn # 305 Arise, My Soul, Arise (vs. 3, 4)

3 Five bleeding wounds he bears,

received on Calvary;

they pour effectual prayers,

they strongly plead for me.

"Forgive him, O forgive," they cry,

"Forgive him, O forgive," they cry,

"nor let that ransomed sinner die!"

4 My God is reconciled;

his pard'ning voice I hear;

he owns me for his child,

I can no longer fear;

with confidence I now draw nigh,

with confidence I now draw nigh,

and "Father, Abba, Father!" cry.



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Sunday Worship - 11:00am

Sunday School (all ages) - 9:45am

Sunday evening service - 6:00pm

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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
David R Kenyon
Associate Pastor
 Dr Jack Kinneer