Worship Service Apr 3

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Worship Service April 3, 2022

Fifth Sunday of Lent

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Gathering

Call to Worship

Response to the Call: Love Divine, All Love Excelling #384 all

Prayer of Illumination

Welcome and Announcements

5th Sunday of Lent – Lighting the candle – Prayer

Hymn of Faith: One Holy Lamb

Psalter: Psalm 51

Apostles Creed: hymnal #881
Gloria Patri – hymnal #71

Offering
Doxology – hymnal #95

Pastor Prayer Introduction
Pastor Prayer

Sermon Scripture: Leviticus 16:1-16; Hebrews 9:11-14
Sermon: Jesus Makes You Clean

Hymn of Preparation: There Is a Fountain #662 1,3,4
Holy Communion 

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.

As God’s holy people, we pray the pray Christ gave us as an example of how to pray:

Lord’s Prayer (Together)

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

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 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 (God), now and forever. Amen.

Closing Prayer – after Communion is served

Day after day after day you give yourself to us: in two or more gathered in your name, in connection across the miles, and in bread and wine. As we go from this gathering around your most sacred table, may we feel restored to your body, companioned by your people, and sustained by the power of your Spirit as we witness to your healing and reconciling work. Through Christ our Lord, Amen

Benediction


UMW Easter Mission – Please Donate

We are collecting individually wrapped regular and sugar free candy as an Easter gift to the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Swannanoa. Bring your donation to church – Deadline April 10th

Weekly Bible Studies
Ladies Zoom Bible Study: Mondays at 6:30pm zoom.us 12 Women of the Bible Meeting ID: 862 8529 2461 Passcode: 261605

Salem UMC Wednesday Bible Study: Wednesdays at 7pm Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name zoom.us Meeting ID 828 645 6014

Holy Week Information

April 14- Maundy Thursday
Christ UMC – 7:00 pm
(81 Garrison Branch Road)

April 15 – Good Friday Tenebrae
Alexander Chapel – 7:00 pm
(880 Aiken Rd – Asheville)

EASTER SUNDAY – April 17

Easter Sunrise Service, Breakfast following
Salem UMC – 8:00 am
(7 Salem Church Road – Weaverville)

Alexander Chapel UMC Easter Worship
11:00 am Alexander Chapel
(880 Aiken Rd – Asheville)

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