The Presbyterian Church, 142 N. 4th St., Coshocton, OH 43812
Pastor Karen Crawford
Diane Jones, Liturgist
Alice Hoover, Organist
Prelude: Thanks Be Thee George Frideric Handel
Greeting/Announcements with Pastor Karen
Opening Words with Diane Jones
Give praise to God!
Praise the Lord, for it is God who saves. . . .
It is God who forgives. . . .
It is God who delivers. . . .
Give thanks and praise to the Lord!
Gathering Prayer with Diane Jones
Hymn There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy Frederick W. Faber
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,
like the wideness of the sea.
There’s a kindness in God’s justice,
which is more than liberty.
There is no place where earth’s sorrows
are more felt than up in heaven.
There is no place where earth’s failings
have such kindly judgment given.
For the love of God is broader
than the measures of the mind.
And the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.
If our love were but more faithful,
we would gladly trust God’s Word,
and our lives reflect thanksgiving
for the goodness of our Lord.
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Gracious and loving God, you lived for us—we have not lived for you. You have forgiven us—we have not forgiven others. You have loved us—we have not loved ourselves nor have we loved one another. Take pity on us and forgive us, God. Help us to forgive. Help us to live for you. Help us to love through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Time with Children and Youth with Pastor Karen
Prayer for Illumination and Romans 14:1-12 with Diane Jones
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!
Exodus 14:19-31 with Pastor Karen
Holy wisdom, holy word. Thanks be to God!
Message The God Who Parts the Sea Pastor Karen
Hymn Give to the Winds Thy Fears John Wesley
Give to the winds thy fears,
hope and be undismayed;
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears;
God shall lift up thy head.
Through waves and clouds and storms,
He gently clears the way;
wait thou His time, so shall this night
soon end in joyous day.
Invitation to the Offering
Prayer of Thanksgiving/Lord’s Prayer
O God, we thank you for these gifts. Multiply them, and enable the work of love and the righteousness of your kingdom in the world. We thank and praise you. Hear us as we continue our prayer in the words Jesus gave to us, 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 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah William Williams
Guide me, O my great Redeemer,
pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but you are mighty;
hold me with your powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me now and evermore,
feed me now and evermore.
Open now the crystal fountain,
where the healing waters flow.
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through.
Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
ever be my strength and shield,
ever be my strength and shield.
Postlude: Adagio Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) edited, S. Drummond Wolf