Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 10, 2013
Leader: Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
All: Praise the Lord.
PRELUDE Kathy Nash
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: We are in His Holy place, not to worship man, but his creator.
All: Not to worship the things of the world, but his giver
Leader: Not to worship an institution, but its Lord.
All: Come let us worship God!
* HYMN “When Morning Gilds the Skies” UMH #185
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison
Most holy and loving Father, we Your wayward children, make humble confession of our shortcomings and our sin. We have lived too much to ourselves and not with You. We have not loved our neighbors as we ought to, nor have we faithfully followed Jesus Christ in unselfish service. O Father God, pardon our offenses, and by Your Spirit within us, may we be moved to loving service to others and true devotion to Your Son, through whom we pray. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
TIME WITH YOUTH Janet Keffer
*HYMN “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” UMH #158
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON Matthew 26:36-46
PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS
We make this offering to You Almighty God, in gratitude for the gift of Your Son. May our gratitude, now and always, ever be as great as our need for Your mercy. In our Saviors Name, we pray. Amen.
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING
*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING
*DOXOLOGY UMH #95
JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Janet Keffer
THE LORD’S PRAYER
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON John 12:20-6
THE MESSAGE “In the Presence of Crisis” Michael Keffer
*HYMN “Jesus Calls Us” UMH #398 vs. 1-4
*CIRCLE SONG: “He Lives” UMH #310
He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives! He lives within my heart.
*Stand as you are able.
The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.