Worship Service Mar 10

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Worship is the highest activity of a person whose sole and ultimate aim is God’s glory.


ORDER OF WORSHIP 

Gathering and Prelude

Call to Worship 

Response to the Call: Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee  89 all

Welcome, Greeting, Announcements

Prayer of Illumination

Worship Moment – Lighting the Lenten Candle

Hymn of Praise and Faith: O Worship the King  73 vs 1,3-5

Responsive Reading: Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22  830

Apostles Creed: 881  

Gloria Patri: 71

Offering Dedication and Offertory 

Doxology – hymnal #95 

Centering Song:  Once Again 

Prayers of the People 

Scripture: 1 Peter 3:13 – 17

Sermon: Set Apart Christ as Lord

Closing Hymn: God Will Take Care of You  130  vs 1,2,4

Extinguishing the Lenten Candle

Commissioning and Benediction


Prayers of the People

Leader: Gracious God, you are Lord of our beginnings and our endings and all that lies between. 

People: We praise you for how you have poured out upon us blessing after blessing; for how you have reached out to us; for how you have come to us and how you have spoken to us. 

Leader: Help us to live our faith in a way that brings honor to your name. We confess that we often fail to be your faithful people. Hear us as we individually confess our sins, repent and seek to draw closer to you. 

People: Lord, hear our prayer, forgive and draw us close to you. 

Leader: We give thanks for Christ who took our sins upon himself – suffering pain and death. It is with thanksgiving and praise that we rejoice in your resurrection and our salvation. 

People: We pray for those who are persecuted around the world for faithfully sharing the gospel and living their faith. Lord, grant them strength. Help us to commit ourselves to you more fully than ever before. 

Leader: We pray for all who are sick and grieving many kinds of loss. Hear our prayers for those listed on our prayer chain and others we remember. We lift all up to your sovereign grace. 

People: Hear us as we pause to lift up our silent requests and praises.    (Pause

Leader: Today we pray for America and our leaders. Lord, be our guide and send holy revival to our land. Be with those who protect the peace and give aid in dangerous places. While they serve us, make us mindful of our many blessings. 

People: Lord, hear our prayer. 

Leader: We ask for your continued guidance and protection upon Alexander Chapel UMC. Make us good stewards of all you have entrusted to our care. Guide our church leaders and the mission you have for this church. 

People: Lord, hear our prayers and lead us. Send people to join us in ministry. We pray for our pastors and their ministry. Lord bring the anointing of your Holy Spirit upon today’s message. May our hearts receive holy hope and transformation. 

Leader: With the confidence of God’s children, let us pray together following Christ’s example . . All: 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass 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.


Announcements

ABCCM FOOD DONATIONS: Donation Basket at  Front Door. We dedicate our gifts on Communion Sundays.

Medical Lending Closet Flyers are available to distribute to friends and places that will post them. 

The daily prayer chain goes out after 8pm. Send requests to prayer@alexanderchapel.org. Prayer shawls are also available. Questions? Contact Pastor Marjory.

Lent / Easter Information:

Maundy Thursday at Christ UMC, March 28 7pm

Good Friday Tenebrae Service, March 29 7pm

Easter Service, March 31 11am

The next Fellowship 4 U will be on March 24. Join us downstairs for a light lunch, snacks, and fellowship time.

Ladies Loving the Lord: The next meeting is 1130 Thursday, March 21, at The Twisted Laurel. The quarterly social will be April 20th at Christ UMC for the Mad Hatters Brunch.

We welcome Hank Jackson as our preacher today. Pastors Ray and Marjory are finishing their move and will be back next week.