Worship Service March 7

By on March 7, 2021

March 07, 2021 Order of Worship
Third Sunday of Lent

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship:

O come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker.
The hour is coming and is now here. In spirit and truth, let us worship God.

Choral Response: Majesty

Lighting the Lenten Candle – Prayer of Illumination:

O Lord, you are our God; as we worship you this day show us who we are – your children. Nourish us with grace that we might become channels of your love and vessels of your compassion. Open our hearts to your word and renew us with your Holy Spirit. With thanksgiving for all your blessings, we offer you our praise today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Surprised by Jesus with Rev. Jim McCoy

Hymn of Faith: Great is Thy Faithfulness

Affirmation of Faith and Gloria Patri

Offering and Doxology

Meditation for Prayer

Pastor Prayer

We welcome Rev Kent Smith to present today’s scripture reading and sermon

Scripture Lesson: Matthew 5:1-12

Message: This Changes Everything

Holy Communion: See Liturgy below

Benediction:

God’s love surrounds you. Go out in faith and freedom to explore and seek evidence of God’s grace at work. May others see the same in you. Go in peace. Go and Tell the Story. Go and Be the Church Amen.

Liturgy for Holy Communion

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR LATER IN LENT

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
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 our thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
In love you made us for yourself;
and when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death,
your love remained steadfast.
You bid your faithful people cleanse their hearts
and prepare with joy for the Easter feast,
that, renewed by your Word and Sacraments
and fervent in prayer and works of justice and mercy,
we may come to the fullness of grace
that you have prepared for those who love you.

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ,
whom you sent in the fullness of time to redeem the world.
He emptied himself, taking the form of a servant,
being born in our likeness.
He humbled himself and became obedient unto death,
even death on a cross.
He took upon himself our sin and death and offered himself,
a perfect sacrifice for the sin of the whole world.

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection
you gave birth to your Church,
delivered us from slavery to sin and death,
and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread,
gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”

When the supper was over he took the cup,
gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,
poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,
we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us,
as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here,
and on these gifts of bread and wine.
Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,
that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world,
until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,
all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and for ever.

Amen.

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