Week of March 19th, 2023
4th Sunday in Lent
Order of Service
Hymn of Praise: UMH #130 – “God Will Take Care of You” (Verses 1 & 2)
Call to Worship:
Leader: Welcome pilgrims on the way to the cross.
PEOPLE: We are learning to follow Jesus.
Leader: The way is long, and we are thirsty.
People: We seek the living waters of Jesus.
Leader: We feel the weight of scarcity warring with hopeful whispers of abundance.
People: We need the living waters of Jesus.
Leader: We wonder if God will provide us with what we need, here and now.
People: As God gives us the living waters of Jesus, so God calls us to quench the thirst and meet the needs of our neighbors.
Leader: Pilgrims on the way, come let us worship God!
People: We come to worship God as we learn to live inside out! Amen.
Contemporary Hymn: “Forever” by Chris Tomlin
Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community
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
New Testament Reading: John 4: 5-42
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God.
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God.
Gloria Patri: UMH #70
The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Janet: “Sneaky Jesus”
Closing Hymn: UMH #89 – “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” (Verse 1)
Announcements & Community Events
Bible Study & Sunday School: Join us Tuesday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Community Dinner: We will be back with our regular Wednesday Dinner at 5:30 p.m.. Join us and a list of food items needed is in the foyer.
Easter Lilies: The sign-up sheet for ordering Easter Lilies is in the foyer.
03/25 – TEFAP 9:00-11:00 a.m.
03/25 – DHS Prom
03/28 – Card Players at 1:30 p.m.
04/01 – UWF Barn Quilt Tour begins at 9:00 AM
04/06-04/08 – Friends of the Library Plant Sale
04/07 – Good Friday Service at Leon UMC at 6:00 p.m.
04/09 – Sunrise Service ~ 6:45 a.m. East of Town followed by breakfast at the Douglass First Christian Church
04/09 – Easter Service at 11:00 AM
05/13 – City Wide Clean-Up, call city hall if you can help.