We welcome everyone to worship with us during this new year. You are cordially invited to worship and fellowship with us at our 11 am morning service as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Lent. You are welcome to come and hear our pastor, Rev. Pat Locke, whose sermon will be "Now I See" with the Scripture taken from I Samuel 16 and John 9. The Lunch Bunch will be dining at Portico following morning worship. This coming week we will have the fourth of our Lenten Taize' service of healing and wholeness on March 29th at 6 pm in the Sanctuary. We look forward to having you join with us in worship and Christian fellowship. We hope that you will be able to attend. May God Bless !! **
ORDER OF WORSHIP - SUNDAY, March 26, 2017
LITANY OF WELCOME
No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
Welcome to our guests! Welcome to those who have no church home, need strength, have doubt, or want to know Christ better.
Welcome to those who have worshiped in this place for generations! Welcome to people of all racial & ethnic heritages, of all gender orientations, and to families of every shape and size.
We welcome you home!
OPENING WORDS (Ephesians 5:8-14)
For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of the light -- for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead to expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what people do secretly, but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it ways: "Sleeper awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
CALL TO WORSHIP
Children of the light, worship your God with joy!.
The gifts of each new day, the ties with family and friends, bring us to God with thanksgiving.
Children of the light, worship God in your community!
The traditions of the church, the witness of wonderful staints, bring us to God with thanksgiving.
Children of the light, worship God with acts of justice!
The inclusion of those rejected, the acceptance of the disadvantaged, bring us to God with thanksgiving.
Children of the light, with thanksgiving worship your God, known in Jesus Christ.
The Standard Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 26th is: I Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; and the Gospel of John 9:1-41.
PRELUDE: "Entreaty" - Mendlessohn / arr. Scott
HYMN OF PRAISE (#662): "Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies"
RESPONSE TO THE CONFESSION (#473): "Shepherd Me, O God"
ANTHEM: "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" - Engelsdorfer
HYMN (#649): "Amazing Grace"
OFFERTORY: "Jesus, We Are Here" - Matsikenyini
CLOSING HYMN (#450): "Be Thou My Vision"
POSTLUDE: "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name" - Grosser
*all hymns are from "Glory to God," the Presbyterian Hymnal (2013), unless otherwise noted.
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