Week of March 5th, 2023
2nd Sunday of Lent
Order of Service
Hymn of Praise: UMH #327 – “Crown Him with Many Crowns” (Verses 1 & 2)
Call to Worship:
Leader: Welcome pilgrims on the way to the cross.
PEOPLE: We are learning to follow Jesus.
Leader: When God says, “Go!” without telling us the destination.
People: Show us, Christ, how to go forward in faith.
Leader: When re-birth is the impossible way forward,
People: Christ, be our midwife as we accept God’s call to be reborn.
Leader: When we find ourselves in the in-between of where we’ve been and where we’re going,
People: Christ, meet us on the way and bless us in the going.
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: FWS #2088 – “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” (sing twice)
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 3:1-17
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: “The Thing That is Killing Us”
Holy Communion & Breaking the Bread
Closing Hymn: UMH #98 – “To God Be the Glory” (Verse 1)
Announcements & Community Events
Bible Study & Sunday School: Join us Tuesday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Community Dinner: It will be held on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Thanks to all who help with serving food, fixing food and the monetary donations. With Spring Break around the corner, there will be no dinner on Wednesday, the 15th.
Leon’s Women Retreat, “Daughter of the King”: Join them on a spiritual journey on Saturday, March 11th at 8:30-4:00 at the Flutterbye Ranch. A $30 door registration fee. Flyer on the bulletin board.
Farewell Gift & Card Shower for Trish: Trish’s last day to play for us will be March 12th. We’re hosting a card & money shower to give to her then. Please give to Ev or Dee.
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 or click here to go directly to the page.