The COVID Cross
Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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Welcome and Morning Greeting
INTROIT: Hymn: “His Name is Wonderful”
CALL TO WORSHIP: We seek a big enough God who has overcome all things. Jesus said, “If you would be my disciple, you must deny yourself and take up the cross.” We take heart knowing that “nothing can separate us from God’s love, which enables us to do all things.” This we do by the promise of faith guaranteed by God’s abounding grace. Amen.
Hymn “When I survey the Wondrous Cross”
CALL OF CONFESSION: As Christians we are called to speak out clearly for the injustices of our world. But before we can do this with integrity, we must confess our own implications in these injustices. Please join in a prayer confession.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION: We want to believe, O God, that we bring our whole selves, our whole hearts, to You—but we don’t. You ask us to deny ourselves and follow You, but we don’t. You ask us to share the good news of the gospel - but we don’t. You ask us to put Your concerns above our worldly concerns - but we don’t. Forgive us for all those times when we fall short, when we doubt, when we are tempted to do otherwise. Help us to stand before You with our whole selves - trusting that it is You who ultimately redeems us from ourselves. Amen.
*Time of silent prayer.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Beloved, our Lord was rejected, taunted, beaten and crucified - and raised from the dead on the third day. Though we fall short, we believe and share the good news of the gospel: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God! AMEN
Passing the Peace
L. The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. P. And also, with you.
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON Mark 8: 31 - 38
Jesus Predicts His Death
L: The Word of the Lord P. Thanks be to God!
SERMON: “The COVID Cross”
HYMN: “Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated”
THE OFFERING (Offering plates located near the door)
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
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
David Gill, Bryan Welling, Marlene McFeely, Mason Miklic, Steve Jackson
John & Rosemary Cole
Bill Stewart was added to our prayer chain last week. Skin cancer started on his neck, traveled onto his face; into his eye; and into his brain.
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, Jackson Corwin (3yr. old), Cody Clifford and Frank Baker.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
Postlude Hymn: “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”
Charge and Benediction
If you need anything during this time, please email the church at email@example.com, 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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