The Presbyterian Church, Coshocton, Ohio
Pastor Karen Crawford
Musicians: Caroline Heading and Mark Wagner
Liturgists: Bob and Marialice Mauch and Diane Jones
Prelude: My Faith Has Found a Resting Place, Mark Wagner, Piano
Greeting/Announcements: Pastor Karen
Opening Sentences: Bob and Marialice Mauch
Happy are the people
Who do not follow the advice of the wicked or take the path that they follow, or sit in the seat of people who make fun of others.
Their delight is in the law of the Lord, And they meditate on God’s law day and night.
The Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Gathering Prayer: Marialice Mauch
Hymn: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
- My Shepherd will supply my need; Jehovah is His Name; In pastures fresh He makes me feed Beside the living stream. He brings my wand’ring spirit back When I forsake His ways, And leads me, for His mercy’s sake, In paths of truth and grace.
- When I walk thru the shades of death, Thy presence is my stay; A word of Thy supporting breath Drives all my fears away. Thy hand, in sight of all my foes, Doth still my table spread; My cup with blessings overflows; Thine oil anoints my head.
- The sure provisions of my God Attend me all my days; O may Thy house be mine abode, And all my work be praise! There would I find a settled rest (While others go and come), No more a stranger or a guest, But like a child at home.
Confession and Pardon: James 3:18, Proverbs 31:30
God of wisdom, forgive our foolishness. We desire what we do not need and corrupt our relationships with envy. You urge us to gentleness, but we stir up conflict. Give us your grace that we may harvest righteousness and peace, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Teacher, we pray. Amen.
Time with Children and Youth
Song for Children and Youth: Every Move I Make
Prayer for Illumination and James 3:13-18, 4:7-8a: Diane Jones
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!
Anthem: Like a River in My Soul
Scripture: Proverbs 31:10-31: Pastor Karen
Holy wisdom, holy word. Thanks be to God!
Message: More Precious Than Jewels
Hymn: My Life Is In Your Hands, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Invitation to the Offering and Prayer of Thanksgiving
O Lord, we thank you for the wealth you shower on us daily and we witness the marvelous goodness that comes from you. Transform our gifts into signs of welcome for all who are touched by their use. Transform us into people who bless others throughout each day, in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Hymn: The Lord’s Prayer, Andrea Bocelli, Soloist
Postlude: For the Beauty of the Earth Caroline Heading, Piano
Choral Response: God Be With You Till We Meet Again, Mormon Tabernacle Choir