Our Lenten Journey
Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Don Austin.
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Welcome and morning greeting
INTROIT: Hymn: “His Name is Wonderful”
CALL TO WORSHIP: (Psalm 25) Lord, make me to know Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth, and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all day long. Be mindful of Your mercy, O Lord, and of Your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your steadfast love remember me, for Your goodness’ sake, O Lord! Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble His way.
CALL TO CONFESSION: God is aware of what the world cannot see. Come, let us confess what we know of the power of sin. Let us confess boldly to the God of our salvation.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Holy God, our desire wavers between hiding in shame and seeking in desperation. During Lent we walk behind You through that lonesome valley. We follow You seeking Your healing touch and words that will restore us and our sacred and secular communities. Feed us through the sacrament with bread for the journey and wine for the wilderness. Come Lord Jesus. Amen.
TIME OF REFLECTION
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: O Holy Spirit speak to every humble heart, “You are forgiven. Know the peace Christ Offers.” Amen
Hymn: “When I Survey the Wonderous Cross”
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON –
Epistle Lesson: 1 Peter 3: 18 - 22
Gospel Lesson: Mark 1: 9 - 15
1 Peter 3:18-22
Sermon: “Our Lenten Journey”
Hymn: “In the Cross of Christ I Glory”
(Offering plates located near the door)
THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord
our God. It is right to give God thanks and praise.
CHURCH JOYS AND CONCERNS
Birthdays: Gavin Hathaway, Sawyer Shumaker, Makailey Shumaker, Amy Hickman, Corallynn Phillips, David Gill
Anniversaries: Mike and Mary Ann Durila
Frank Baker was added to our prayer chain this past week. He was diagnosed with prostrate cancer which will be treated with a shot every six weeks. Cancer doctor said no radiation or chemo, this shot will treat the problem and control the cancer.
Robyn Angline has cancer in her lymph nodes and liver.
Cody Clifford came home from Children’s Hospital on Monday, please pray for Cody and his family as they learn to live with this new Diagnosis of Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
Please keep Ed Horne in your prayers; he is still in pain and can not walk. The back surgery gave him no relief.
Continued prayers for Roma Grose, Ruth Hampe, Susan Schively, Jimmy Davis, Judy Donaldson, Margo Johnson, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Lisa Phillips, Mickey Gubitti, Chip Rogers, Dixie Avoila, Dennis McWreath, Chuck Warlow, Chuck Dicks, Randy Moore, Margaret Knabenshue, Janet Schively, Mary Ann Durila, Patty Nagey, Dr. Craig Fox, Karen Eisiminger, Kelley Gump, Mary Ann McFeeley, Ed Horne, Donna West, June and Keith McGill, Dianna Donaldson, Chuck Montecello, Glenn Miles, Dave Cummings, Doug Ward, Mark Knabenshue, Rick McFeeley, Deron Wood, Susan Alberti, Bryan Dunn, Dana Wilson, Marge McWreath, Tim Knabenshue, Jack Burnfield, Debbie Rugg, Reba Flowers, Jamie Anderson and Jackson Corwin (3yr. old).
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
“Holy, Holy, Holy”
Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Hosts! Heaven and earth are full of Thee! Heaven and earth are praising Thee, O Lord Most High!
THE RESPONSE - “Alleluia”
*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION *
If you need anything during this time, please email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact a member of session. If you have announcements or requests for our prayer chain, please contact Linda Miller. If you need food from our food pantry, please contact Becky Phillips.
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