Order of Worship February 28, 2021                                                Second Sunday in Lent


Prelude                             Two Movements from “Sonata in E Minor”              Benedetto Marcello
                                               Tom Tatton, viola, Barbara Hoff, piano

Call to Worship                                                                                   Bob Mott and Mary Anne Meyer
    Let us give our praise in the great congregation
        Let us pay our vows and worship the Lord.
    Let all who fear the Lord give praise!
        The children of God stand in awe!

Opening Prayer
Almighty and merciful God, it is not your will that sinners should perish, but that their sins
should die:   Restrain your anger which we deserve, and pour out upon us your mercy for which we ask, that through this we might pass from mourning to joy;   Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
    [Gelasian Sacramentary; alt, TJC]]

Hymn                                            “The God of Abraham Praise”                                                   #116

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                    Kathy Lindsay

First Lesson                                        Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

Psalm                                                        Psalm 22:23-31

Children’s Time                                                                                                              Kasey P. Lindsay

Gospel                                                          Mark 8:31-38

Message                                                  “What's in a Name?”                           Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                                                    “Take Up Thy Cross”                                                           #415

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer                                                        Debbie Livingston and Josie and Oliver Main
   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    [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory                                                         “Priére”                                                   Douglas Wagner

Prayer of Dedication

Tree of Life Leaf Dedication                                                                                                     Joe Asire

Hymn                                    “Faith, While Trees Are Still in Blossom”                                        #508

                                             Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.

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

Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis, Cheryl Dove - Vocals
Kasey P. Lindsay - Children’s Time
Kathy Lindsay - Reader
Bob Mott and  - Liturgy
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator
Rich Bolin, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones, Kasey P. Lindsay - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing


Children's Time

For the fourth and last installment of our Black History Month series,

we learn more about the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the strength and dedication of those involved.