Welcome To 2023 – Happy New Year

Please review Worship Policy“. The CDC’s Covid-19 Community Level in Allegheny County currently is at the LOW Level, masks are not required, but you are welcome to wear a mask at any time.

If you are not feeling well or have been near someone within the last 2 weeks who has not been well, we ask you to refrain attendance this Sunday.

Please find the postings of our online Weekly recordings of the Scripture Reading, Morning Prayer, and Sermon on the church website and Facebook page. The Postings are done No Later than MONDAY EVENINGS.  However, the Labor Day Weekend was not recorded and posted.

Inspiration Passage

February 5, 2023 Service

True Fasting

58 “Shout it aloud, do not hold back.
    Raise your voice like a trumpet.
Declare to my people their rebellion
    and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.
For day after day they seek me out;
    they seem eager to know my ways,
as if they were a nation that does what is right
    and has not forsaken the commands of its God.
They ask me for just decisions
    and seem eager for God to come near them.
‘Why have we fasted,’ they say,
    ‘and you have not seen it?
Why have we humbled ourselves,
    and you have not noticed?’

“Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please
    and exploit all your workers.
Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,
    and in striking each other with wicked fists.
You cannot fast as you do today
    and expect your voice to be heard on high.
Is this the kind of fast I have chosen,
    only a day for people to humble themselves?
Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed
    and for lying in sackcloth and ashes?
Is that what you call a fast,
    a day acceptable to the Lord?

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
    and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
    and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
    and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
    and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
    and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness[a] will go before you,
    and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
    you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

– Isaiah 58:1-9a

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One Hundred and Twenty Five Years

by Frank Fawcett

God of Creation
God of All times
God of All reason
God of All rhyme

Thank God and give glory
For all of these years
He truly has blessed us
With Laughter and Tears

With Friendship and Fellowship
We, Together are one
One in the Father
One in the Son

One in the Spirit
Yet somehow unique
We all have good reason
To reach out and speak

Good reason to celebrate
To dispel all our fears
Thank God for
"One Hundred and Twenty Five Years"

Used with permission of Frank Fawcett

Linway United Presbyterian Church
600 Lincoln Highway       North Versailles, PA 15137
Rev. Eric E. Dennis, Pastor    412-824-3555    pastor@linwaychurch.org
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