Week of March 12th, 2023
3rd Sunday in Lent
Order of Service
Welcome/Opening Prayer – Sheryl Brotton
Hymn of Praise: UMH #377 – “It Is Well with My Soul”
Call to Worship: (based on Psalm 42)
Leader: As the deer pants for streams of water, so we long for you, O God.
PEOPLE: We thirst for you, the living God. When can we come and stand in your presence?
Leader: Through each day, the Lord pours his unfailing love upon us,
People: Through each night we sing his songs, praying to the God who gives us life.
Leader: Send out your light and your truth, O God. Let them guide us to Your holy mountain, to the place where you live.
People: Then we will go to the altar of God, to God – the source of all our joy.
Contemporary Hymn: “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” by Matt Redman (Music Video Link)
Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community – Dee Moran
Prayer – Dee Moran
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Thanksgiving – Dee Moran
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 42
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God.
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God.
Gloria Patri: UMH #70
The Word Proclaimed with Larry Darter: “Tis About Time”
Closing Hymn: UMH #368 – “My Hope is Built” (verse 1)
Announcements & Community Events
Bible Study & Sunday School: Join us Tuesday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Bid Trisha Farewell: We have been so blessed by the talented piano playing by Trish. We are so thankful for her sharing her talents and gifts with us this past year. Our prayers are many as her obligations are with the family.
Spring Break: Hope everyone enjoys the school spring break and please note, there will be no Community Dinner on Wednesday, the 15th.
Easter Lilies: The sign-up sheet for ordering Easter Lilies is in the foyer.
Laity Summit: A virtual event on Saturday, March 18th from 9:00-3:00 with host Rebekah Simon-Peter on the theme of “Dream Like Jesus”. Registration is on-line on the Great Plains website.