Pioneer Worship Service - Sept 6, 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 # 57 Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah, O My Soul

1 Hallelujah, praise Jehovah,

O my soul, Jehovah praise;

I will sing the glorious praises

of my God through all my days.

Put no confidence in princes,

nor for help on man depend;

he shall die, to dust returning,

and his purposes shall end.

2 Happy is the man that chooses

Israel's God to be his aid;

he is blessed whose hope of blessing

on the Lord his God is stayed.

Heav'n and earth the Lord created,

seas and all that they contain;

he delivers from oppression,

righteousness he will maintain.

3 Food he daily gives the hungry,

Sets the mourning prisoner free,

raises those bowed down with anguish,

makes the sightless eye to see.

Well Jehovah loves the righteous,

and the stranger he befriends,

helps the fatherless and widow,

judgment on the wicked sends.

4 Hallelujah, praise Jehovah,

O my soul, Jehovah praise;

I will sing the glorious praises

of my God through all my days.

Over all God reigns forever,

through all ages he is King;

unto him, your God, O Zion,

joyful hallelujahs sing.

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)

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise him, all creatures here below;

Praise him above, ye heavn'ly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Scripture Lessons:

Psalm 19:7–14 (NKJV)

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;

The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;

The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold;

Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,

And in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can understand his errors?

Cleanse me from secret faults.

13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;

Let them not have dominion over me.

Then I shall be blameless,

And I shall be innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

Be acceptable in Your sight,

O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

James 2:8–13 (NKJV)

8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; 9 but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. 11 For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. 13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Matthew 7:12 (NKJV)

Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Sermon

Hymn # 557 Blest Are the Undefiled

1 Blest are the undefiled in heart,

whose ways are right and clean,

who never from the law depart,

but fly from ev'ry sin.

2 Blest are the men who keep your word

and practice your commands;

with their whole heart they seek the Lord,

and serve you with their hands.

3 Great is their peace who love your law;

how firm their souls abide!

Nor can a bold temptation draw

their steady feet aside.

4 Then shall my heart have inward joy,

and keep my face from shame,

when all your statutes I obey,

and honor all your name.

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 #457 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Stanzas 1&2)

1 Come, thou fount of ev'ry blessing,

tune my heart to sing thy grace;

streams of mercy, never ceasing,

call for songs of loudest praise.

Teach me some melodious sonnet,

sung by flaming tongues above;

praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it,

mount of God's unchanging love.

2 Here I raise my Ebenezer;

hither by thy help I'm come;

and I hope, by thy good pleasure,

safely to arrive at home.

Jesus sought me when a stranger,

wand'ring from the fold of God:

he, to rescue me from danger,

interposed his precious blood.

The Lord’s Supper

Hymn # 457 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Stanza 3)

3 O to grace how great a debtor

daily I'm constrained to be;

let that grace now, like a fetter,

bind my wand'ring heart to thee.

Prone to wander – Lord, I feel it –

prone to leave the God I love;

here's my heart, O take and seal it,

seal it for thy courts above.

Benediction

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About Our Church

  

Our services are currently:

Sunday Worship - 8:30am (mask only) and 11:00am

Sunday evening service - 7:00pm

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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 Bible studies for women and men,  and youth group for teens.  

Contact Information
Address
 
240 West Main St
Ligonier, PA  15658
724-238-4777
pioneerpca@gmail.com
Pastor
David R Kenyon
Associate Pastor
 Dr Jack Kinneer