The Presbyterian Church, 142 N. 4th St., Coshocton, OH 43812
Pastor Karen Crawford
Liturgists: Debbie Clark, Mary Ann Gill and Jim Gill
Musicians: Pam, Debbie Clark, Mary Ann Gill, and Mark Wagner
Prelude: The Majesty and Glory of Your Name, based on Psalm 8; Tom Fettke, composer; Linda Lee Johnson, lyricist; Jeff Bennett, arranger; Keith A. Collins, video credit; Mark Wagner, Piano
Greeting/Announcements: Pastor Karen
Opening Sentences: Jim Gill
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is
your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?
Yet you have made them a little lower than God
and crowned them with glory and honor.
Let us worship our majestic Lord.
Gathering Prayer: Mary Ann Gill
Hymn: Blessed Assurance (Fannie Crosby), Countdown Orchestra and Choir
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood. This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long; this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long. Perfect submission, perfect delight!
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight; Angels descending bring from above Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long; this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long. praising my Savior all the day long.
Call to Confession/Prayer of Confession/Assurance of Pardon with Pastor Karen
Merciful God, your creatures cry—creation groans—but we turn away; we surround ourselves with noise. We are quick to excuse ourselves from responsibility: we are young; we are old; we are tired; we are busy. It is hard to imagine that we might make a difference. Life-giving God, wash us clean. Restore our imaginations and our hearts. Let your courage and compassion flow through our veins until we love with abandon and our hands reach out in blessing, for the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God. Amen.
Time with Children and Youth
Song of Praise: Peace in Christ with Claire Ryann Crosby and her father, Dave Crosby
Prayer for Illumination/Romans 8:12–25: Mary Ann Gill
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43: Debbie Clark
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ!
Genesis 28:10–19a: Pastor Karen
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!
Anthem: We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder (Traditional), Bernice Johnson Reagon
Message: Surely the Lord Is in This Place! Pastor Karen
Hymn: There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit in This Place (Doris Akers), The Adventist Vocal Ensemble and the congregation of St. John’s, Hackney, North London
There’s a sweet sweet spirit in this place
And I know that it’s the spirit of the Lord.
There are sweet expression on each face
And I know that it’s the presence of the Lord.
Sweet holy spirit
Sweet heavenly dove
Stay right here with us
Filling us with your love.
And for this blessings
We lift our hands in praises
Without a doubt we know
That we have been revived
When we shall leave this place.
Invitation to the Offering with Pastor Karen
Offertory: I Don’t Know About Tomorrow (Ira F. Stanphill) Mary Ann Gill and Debbie Clark with Pam McMorrow, Piano
Prayer of Dedication and Lord’s Prayer with Pastor Karen
God of mystery and grace, you have met us and blessed us with such abundant promise. In gratitude we offer what we carry in our hearts and our pockets. As we bring these worn and freighted offerings, we pray that you would use us, for we come in the name of Jesus and by the movement of your Spirit in this place. 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.
Postlude: Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (Louisa M.R. Stead) Pam McMorrow, Piano