Order of Worship March 7, 2021                                                                  Third Sunday in Lent


Prelude                                   “Dance of the Blessed Spirits”

                                             by Christoph Gluck, arr. Dudley Buck
                            Marian Kaser, flute; Tom Tatton, viola; Barbara Hoff, piano

Call to Worship                                                                                          Mike and Kathy Lindsay
    The heavens are telling the glory of God;
        The earth proclaims God’s handiwork.
    Let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts
        Be acceptable in the sight of God.

Opening Prayer   
    O God, whose Son cleansed the Temple of those who would stain it: In your mercy behold your Church, that we may he neither stained by our own sins nor held in bondage by the sins of others, that being freed and cleansed from both, we might pay our service to you; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God for ever and ever. Amen.                                          [Leonine Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                               “God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens”                             #150

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                              Marian Kaser

First Lesson                                      1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Psalm                                                           Psalm 19

Children’s Time                                                                                                       Kasey P. Lindsay

Gospel:                                                     John 2:13-22

Message                                                  “Zooming In”                                Pastor Gilbert Stones

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude

Offering    [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory                                       “A Flower Remembered”                                        John Rutter
                                           Offered in Memory of Marcia Munson

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                              “Jesus Took the Bread”   
                                       words by Ruth Duck, music by Jean Strathdee

The Sacrament of Holy Communion and The Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                            Jora Landis
    Our Father in heaven, holy be your name,

    your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
    Give us today the bread we need.

    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, the glory are yours now and for ever.

Receiving the Elements

Hymn                               “Praise the Source of Faith and Learning”                                 #2004

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

Song of Blessing:                           “Shalom to You”                                                   Jora Landis

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
Special thanks to Jim and Jean Strathdee
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Jora Landis, Cheryl Dove - Vocals
Kasey P. Lindsay - Children’s Time
Marian Kaser - Reader
Mike and Kathy Lindsay - 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

March is Women's History Month and so each week we will be studying a woman or women from the Bible. Today we take a look at Esther, a Jewish queen of Persia, who saved her people from destruction.