Worship Bulletin for March 15, 2020

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020

Third Sun­day in Lent

GREETING

PRELUDE 

Irish Tune from Coun­ty Der­ry by Per­cy Aldridge Grainger

CHORAL INTROIT 

O Lord Through­out These Forty Days
by David Ash­ley White

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: Trust! Be absolute­ly secure and depend on the Lord.

Many: I will trust with all my heart and all my mind.

One: Do not rely on your own insight or under­stand­ing.

Many: In all my ways, I will seek God and know God.

One: Rec­og­nize and acknowl­edge God.

Many: And God will direct my paths.

One: Let us exalt our God and give thanks and praise!

Many: I will praise the name of the Lord!

OPENING PRAYER #2166 (The Faith We Sing) Christ Beside Me

HYMN #61 Come, Thou Almighty King

CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30 am) Pas­tor Layne Miller

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER 

Stay With me (Taize)

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

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 that tres­pass against us. And lead us not into temp­ta­tion, but deliv­er us from evil. For thine is the king­dom, the pow­er, and the glo­ry, for ever and ever. Amen.

CHORAL ANTHEM 

Just As I Am by Lisa Weems & Steve Dunn

OFFERING 

Be Still and Know That I Am God

by Olive Dun­gan, Nan­cy B. James, sopra­no

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS

CHORUS #641 (twice through) Fill My Cup

AFFIRMATION #887 (from Romans 8:35, 37–39)

WRITTEN WORD Exo­dus 17:1–7

The whole Israelite com­mu­ni­ty set out from the Desert of Sin, trav­el­ing from place to place as the Lord com­mand­ed. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the peo­ple to drink. So they quar­reled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses replied, “Why do you quar­rel with me? Why do you put the Lord to the test?” But the peo­ple were thirsty for water there, and they grum­bled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our chil­dren and live­stock die of thirst?” Then Moses cried out to the Lord, “What am I to do with these peo­ple? They are almost ready to stone me.” The Lord answered Moses, “Go out in front of the peo­ple. Take with you some of the elders of Israel and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the peo­ple to drink.” So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the place Mas­sah and Merib­ah because the Israelites quar­reled and because they test­ed the Lord say­ing, “Is the Lord among us or not?”

QUESTIONS OF FAITH AND LIFE

• Have you ever been in a desert val­ley of dry­ness in your soul? Did you seek God’s grace in that time?

• Have you ever had a time in your life when you agreed with the Psalmist in Psalm 42, “My tears are my food”?

• How might we “act out” in inap­pro­pri­ate ways when our souls are dry and void of the love of God?

• What does it mean to “thirst for God”?

• Psalm 34:8 says “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh the joys of those who trust in God.” Does this ring true for you? If not, what can you do to make this more a real­i­ty in your life?

• What words would you use to describe feel­ing full of God’s love and joy?

MESSAGE Hydrate: Drink­ing Liv­ing Water       Pas­tor Layne Miller

CLOSING HYMN #102 Now Thank We All Our God

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE 

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

(11 am) Go Now In Peace by Don Besig

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.

BLESSING AND SENDING

POSTLUDE 

Hymn Pre­lude on “ST COLUMBA by Healey Willan