Worship Bulletin for March 17, 2019

SUNDAY MARCH 17, 2019

Sec­ond Sun­day in Lent

PASTORAL GREETING 

PRELUDE

Amaz­ing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) 

by Chris Tom­lin and Louie Giglio, arr. by Joel Raney

Wes­ley Ringers & Chan­cel Choir

CHORAL INTROIT  

O Lord, Through­out These Forty Days by David Ash­ley White 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:  Open your hearts to God’s love today.
Peo­ple:  In the midst of win­ter dark­ness, we seek the bright­ness of God’s love.
Leader:  Don’t be afraid. God is with you.
Peo­ple:  With the Lord’s help, we can over­come the dark­ness.
Leader:  The Lord is your light and your sal­va­tion.
Peo­ple:  Even though every­thing around us is dis­turb­ing, yet God’s love is con­stant. Thanks be to God. Amen.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (9:30 am)

HYMN OF PRAISE #577 God of Grace and God of Glo­ry

COMMON PRAYER

Lord, we come to you this morn­ing with so many con­cerns and issues that demand our atten­tion. Our lives are bur­dened; our spir­its are tired. Guide our lives and our steps as we walk this Lenten jour­ney, inward and out­ward. Help us to dis­cern what you would have us do, that oth­ers may be healed. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

RECEIVING NEW MEMBERS

MISSION MOMENT

CONGREGATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER #488 Jesus Remem­ber Me

Jesus, remem­ber me, when you come into your king­dom

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

SILENT PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

CHORAL ANTHEM

On Eagle’s Wings by Michael Jon­cas, arr. by Dou­glas E. Wag­n­er

OFFERTORY

Irish Tune from Coun­ty Der­ry — set­ting: Per­cy Aldridge Grainger

PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

FELLOWSHIP CHORUS#2108 O How He Loves You and Me

O How He Loves You and Me; O how he loves you and me. He gave his life what more could he give? O How he loves you; O how he loves me; O how he loves you and me! Jesus to Cal­vary did go his love for us he did show. What he did there brought hope from despair. O How he loves you; O how he loves me; O how he loves you and me.

WRITTEN WORD Luke 13:31–35  

At that time some Phar­isees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go some­where else. Herod wants to kill you.”  He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will dri­ve out demons and heal peo­ple today and tomor­row, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ In any case, I must keep going today and tomor­row and the next day — for sure­ly no prophet can die out­side Jerusalem! “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gath­er your chil­dren togeth­er, as a hen gath­ers her chicks under her wings, but you were not will­ing! Look, your house is left to you des­o­late. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”  — NIV

One: The Word of God for the peo­ple of God

All:    Thanks be to God

QUESTIONS OF LIFE & FAITH

• What does Jesus reveal about his inten­tions?

• What is JESUS’ opin­ion of the state of the Jew­ish reli­gion?

• What is YOUR opin­ion of the state of the church today?

• How are we sim­i­lar to the reli­gion Jesus faced?

• What are we lack­ing and how can we redis­cov­er our spir­i­tu­al vital­i­ty?

HYMN #529 How Firm a Foun­da­tion,  

TEACHING Find­ing God in the Church

CLOSING HYMN #396 O Jesus, I Have Promised

BLESSING 

CHORAL BENEDICTION

Old Irish Bless­ing, arr. by Denes Agay  (9:30 am)

SENDING Go Now in Peace (11 am)

Go now in peace. Nev­er be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now in faith, stead­fast, strong and true. Know He will guide you in all you do. Go now in love, and show you believe. Reach out to oth­ers so all the world can see. God will be there watch­ing from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

POSTLUDE

Pre­lude on “St Colum­ba” (Tra­di­tion­al Irish Melody) — Healey Willan