First Sunday in Lent
GATHERING & ADORATION
PRELUDE “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” Worshipbook #222
WELCOME TO THE SEASON OF LENT!
God, we come
with hesitant steps
and uncertain motives
to sweep out the corners
where sin has accumulated,
and uncover the ways
we have strayed from Your truth.
Expose the empty and barren places
where we don’t allow you to enter.
Reveal our half-hearted struggles
where we have been indifferent
to the suffering of others.
Nurture the faint stirrings of new life,
where your spirit has begun to grow.
Let your healing light transform us
into the image of Your Son.
For You alone can bring new life
and make us whole.
Provided by Christine Sine, GodSpace Blog
*SING TO THE LORD “The Old Rugged Cross,” Worshipbook #235
*PRAYER W/THE 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 sins,
as we forgive those who sin 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.
RELEASING THE BLESSING (Tithes & Offerings)
Offertory – “I Will Sing the Wondrous Story,” Worshipbook #219
*“Doxology,” Worshipbook #48
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost, Amen
At this time our children in grades 1st through 4th are welcome to participate in JUNIOR CHURCH
THE WORD THAT BRINGS LIFE…
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS FOR OTHERS & OURSELVES
1 SAMUEL 2:1-10, 24:1-22 & PSALM 113:7 Lila Hookins
MESSAGE From Rubbish to Resurrection
OUR RESPONSE TO ALL THAT GOD HAS BEEN DOING
SING TO THE LORD “At the Cross”
OUR TIME TOGETHER IS OVER. LET THE SERVICE BEGIN!
*SING TO THE LORD “How Firm a Foundation,” Worshipbook #437, vv. 1 & 2