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.

Opening Prayer
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

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude

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


children's time

The Virgin Mary is undoubtedly the most famous woman in the Bible.

Today we look at her life and her legacy not just as the mother of Jesus,

but as an important and unforgettable individual in her own right.