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WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY

MARCH 26, 2017

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

~Gathering Around the Word~

INTROIT:  “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” (#101, v. 4)

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

*HYMN of the MONTH  #80: “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley”  

*CALL to WORSHIP:

 Leader:  O Christ, Savior of all who trust you,

People:  Hope of all who die for you,

Leader:  And joy of all the saints:

All:  Save us, Lord.

*PRAYER of the DAY:

Divine Word, you sent Moses to speak law to the people and bring order to chaos.  You sent prophets to speak repentance and bring hope to the hopeless.  You sent your son, Jesus, to become your living Word.  Open our ears to hear your word, and our hearts to reflect the light of your truth to others, for the sake of the Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

CALL to CONFESSION

PRAYER of CONFESSION

God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost. We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way. We are misled by pride, for we see ourselves pure when we are stained, and great when we are small. We have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth.  Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sin. Return us to paths of righteousness through Jesus Christ, our Savior.

KYRIE (P #577)

Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison.

Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

ASSURANCE of PARDON

Friends, believe the good news of the gospel!

In Jesus Christ, our sins are forgiven. Thanks be to God!

ANTHEM:               “Waitin’ For The Mornin’”               Pepper Choplin          

CHILDREN’S SERMON

~We Hear the Word Read and Proclaimed~

*HYMN #84:  “In the Cross of Christ I Glory”   

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Luke 16:19-31

 Leader:  These are the words of God for the people of God

 People:  Thanks be to God

PRAYER of ILLUMINATION:  “Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God”

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

and renew a right spirit within me.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence, O Lord,

And take not thy Holy Spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation,

And renew a right spirit within me.

SERMON: “Eternal Implications” The Rev. Aaron Ochart

~We Respond to God’s Word~

GIVING of OUR TITHES and OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY   

*DOXOLOGY  

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

*PRAYER of DEDICATION

*APOSTLES’ CREED

PRAYERS of the PEOPLE

~We Bear the Word into the World~

*HYMN #420:  “God of Grace and God of Glory

*BENEDICTION and BLESSING:  “Something About That Name”

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! There’s just something about that name!

Master, Savior, Jesus! Like the fragrance after the rain.

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! Let all heaven and earth proclaim:

Kings and kingdoms will all pass away,

But there’s something about that name!

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