Order of Worship                                    March 21, 2021                             Fifth Sunday in Lent


Prelude                                      “My Song Is Love Unknown”                                       arr. Dale Wood

Call to Worship    Cheryl and Gary Dove
    Create in us clean hearts, O God
        And renew a right spirit within us.
    Give to us wisdom in our secret heart
        That we may be filled with joy and gladness.

Opening Prayer
  Most merciful God, whose blessed Son does continually intercede for us sinners:
  Grant that we, who are constantly afflicted by our own transgressions may he delivered by the sacrifice which he offered once-for-all and for ever;
  The same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and unto ages of ages. Amen.                              [Gregorian Sacramentary; alt, TJC]

Hymn                                      “O For a Heart to Praise My God”                                                   #417

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                 Elizabeth Clover

First Lesson                                      Jeremiah 31:31-34

Psalm                                                    Psalm 51:1-12

Children’s Time                                                                                                              Kasey P. Lindsay

Gospel                                                   John 12:20-33

Message                                 “The Days are Surely Coming”                          Pastor Gilbert Stones

Hymn                              “If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee”                                                #142

Pastoral Prayer

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                           Cathy and Emilia Bonnett

    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                                                 “I Love You, Lord”            Laurie Klein, arr. Douglas Wagner

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                              “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                                             #140

                                        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
Elizabeth Clover - Reader
Gary & Cheryl Dove, Cathy & Emilia Bonnett  - 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 our third installment of our Women's History Month series, we turn to the familiar story of the patriarch Abraham and his wife Sarah. But you might be surprised at what we find.