Order of Worship March 14, 2021 Fourth Sunday in Lent
Prelude “Lamb of God” Twila Paris, arr. Lloyd Larson
Call to Worship Rich and Kay Bolin
As followers of Christ we gather to serve God.
Our faith calls us to be a refuge to the poor.
In the midst of the storms of life we come together in peace.
We offer refuge to those in distress.
We gather to offer hope to the world.
May our open hearts offer refuge to all who seek safety and healing.
God of justice and mercy, we thank you for the abundance in our lives. We confess that it is easy for us to forget the blessings we have received. We pretend not to hear your children crying out for food. We choose not to see our homeless neighbors. Forgive us to for ignoring those who who are left orphaned because of disease or war and who are persecuted because of race or difference. Guide us to reach out to the most vulnerable, sharing the gifts of your creation and wrapping them in your protective love. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen
Hymn “Lift High the Cross” #159 (verses 1, 3 & 4)
Prayer Before the Word Jan Carpenter
First Lesson Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Children’s Time Kasey P. Lindsay
Gospel John 3:14-17
Message “Surveying the Cross” Pastor Rich Bolin
Hymn “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” #298
The Lord’s Prayer Kasey P. Lindsay
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 “Near the Cross” Franklin Ritter, arr. William H. Doane
Prayer of Dedication
Hymn “What Wondrous Love” #292
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
Jan Carpenter - Reader
Kay & Rich Bolin, Kasey P. Lindsay - Liturgy
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator
Rich Bolin, Mary Anne Meyer, Gilbert Stones, Kasey P. Lindsay - Primary Videography
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing