Ascension Sunday

                                                    June 1, 2014


*Those that are able are invited to stand



Welcome and Announcements


gathering into worship          


*Scripture                                                                                                                                 Psalm 47


*Call to Worship

Shout for joy, sing songs of praise,

For God reigns over all the earth!

God has gone up with a shout!

Sound the trumpets and sing songs of praise!


*Opening Hymn               “Crown Him with Many Crowns”                                                 #327


*Opening Prayer


*Hymn                                     “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”                                                     #349

                        Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face,

      and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.


*Greeting One Another in Christian Love


A Time for Prayer

(You are invited to share your prayer concerns with the congregation by writing them on the

Prayer Request cards in the pews and placing them in the offering plate.)


Prayer Hymn                           Kum Ba Yah, My Lord”                                                           #494


Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer

            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 trespasses as we forgive those who

trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom

and the power and the glory forever.  Amen. 


becoming the church through the word


Children’s Sermon


*Hymn                                     “Spirit of Faith, Come Down”                                         #332                      


Scripture                                                                                                                         Acts 1:1-11




Anthem                                          “Go Forth to the World”                                           Choir 


Sharing our blessings


Offering Our Gifts and Tithes



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*Doxology                  “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                                 #95

            Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


Offering Prayer

O God of all glory and majesty, we give you thanks for the gift of your Son, and

his power at work in our lives and our gifts.

Bless these gifts for the benefits they afford in bringing life to others in your name. 

Bless our lives that we may be your witnesses to the end of the earth as we

love and serve you, O God most high.  Amen.


Taking the Word to the World


*Closing Hymn                        “Christ the Lord Is Risen”                                         #2115

in The Faith We Sing




*Hymn                                                     “He Lives” (refrain)                                           #310

He lives!  He lives!  Christ Jesus lives today! 

He walks with me and talks with my along life’s narrow ways!

He lives!  He lives!  Salvation to impart!

You ask me how I know he lives, he lives within my heart.



Prayer Concerns:

Kristian Spencer – recovering from hand surgery

David Spencer – recovering from surgery

Family of Sam Newberry (friend of Judy & Marilyn) in his passing

Paul (Veronic Greenberg’s son) – going to Afganistan

Linda (friend of Mary Kilgour) – back problems

Carolyn Hartner – moved to Penwood Nursing facility

Friends and Family of the Agnews – fighting cancer

Mary Bailey (family of Kim V’s) – alzheimers disease

Sandy (friend with Kristian) – going through cancer treatment


Ongoing Prayer Requests:

George (friend of Kilgours)- stomach cancer; Steve (friend of Gail)- continued healing;

Joey (5th grader in Sewickley) –cancer; Cheryl (Tom’s cousin) – chemotherapy; 

Flo (cousin of Jean McQuade)- lung cancer; Baby Gavin- brain tumor;

Mary Ellen (Sharon’s sister)- cancer; Steve (John McQuade co-worker)- prostate cancer;

Sydney- Leukemia; Tina Whitehead and her work for human dignity; Our military and their families