March 5, 2023

Second Sunday in Lent



Prelude:   “Slow Air”        Samuel Wesley                                                                                                                                                            

Call to Worship:  Cheryl Dove

We lift up our eyes, looking for our help.

  Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

The Lord will keep our going out and our coming in.

  Blessed be the Name of the Lord!     


Opening Hymn:   “The God of Abraham Praise”  #116


Opening Prayer: Cheryl Dove

Blow upon us, O Lord, the fresh wind of your spirit. Refresh our souls that have been weary from the world and its daily quota of crime and deceit and lack of love.  Help us to forget here a little while the difficulties of daily existence, and breathe from your presence new hope and new purpose and new direction for our lives.  Embolden us to pray and seek your face, that everything else may find its proper place in the order of living, through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Lesson:   Genesis 12:1-4a                       

  L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God 


Psalm:  Psalm 121  #844


Gospel Lesson  John 3:1-17                      

L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God

Sermon:   “A Feather on the Breath of God”   Pastor Rich Bolin

Hymn:   “Womb of Life” #2046


Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,

your will be done, on earth as in heaven.   

  Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we

forgive those who sin against us.

  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.


Offering our Gifts to God   [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory:  “Good Good Father”   Pat Barret and Anthony Brown

Prayer of Dedication  

Closing Hymn: “Blessed Assurance”  #369


Song of Blessing:    “Shalom to You”

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible:

Sarah Jane Scott - Piano, Organ, and Vocals

Cheryl Dove, Mike Eggleston, John Kersten, Jora Landis - Vocals

Gospel Readers: Mike Lindsay, Kelley Weir, Pastor Rich Bolin

Cheryl Dove -  Liturgy & Scripture

Pastor Rich Bolin, Mary Anne Meyer,  Sarah Jane Scott - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor

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