March 19, 2017

Third Sunday in Lent

 Prelude: Christ Our Lord to Jordan Came           J.S. Bach

Chiming of the Hour

*Hymn: #1 Holy, Holy, Holy


Joys and Concerns

Choral Introit: Jesus, Stand Among Us

 Call to Worship (from Psalm 95)

One:    O come, let us sing to the Lord,

All:      Let us make a joyful noise to our God!

One:    Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving;

All:      Let us make a joyful noise with songs of praise!

One:    For the Lord is a great God

All:      And a great king above all gods.

            God, open our lips and we will proclaim your praise!

Prayer of Invocation (in unison)

Loving God, we celebrate your presence among us today, and we are grateful for the ways in which you have blessed our lives. We want to spread your love to those who need it, and we ask for the guidance of your Spirit. Give us the courage to speak, and the wisdom to know when to be silent. Make our whole lives into a living testimony to your power and love.

Call to Confession

 Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Hear now our silent confessions as we turn to you seeking mercy, forgiveness and grace.

Moment of Silence

 Assurance of God’s Love

*Gloria Patri: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures – Psalm 95:4-7

                        (Page 676 HS in the pew bible)

Children’s Message and Lord’s Prayer (debts)

(Children will leave for Sunday School and Youth Discussion Group)

*Hymn: #684 Faith Begins By Letting Go

 Offering of Gifts

Anthem: Wilt Not Thou Turn Again        Phillip Dietrich

 *Doxology: Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise God above ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Prayer of Dedication

 New Testament Reading – John 4:5-42      Rev. Wall

(Page 115 NT in the pew bible)

Sermon: “A Faith Worth Sharing”

Reverend Shannon Wall

Pastoral Prayer, Silent Prayer

Response: Breathe The Holy Spirit

 *Hymn: #363 Rejoice The Lord Is King


Response: Thus With Quickened Footsteps

Postlude: Jesus Christ, Our Saviour                 J.S. Bach

(*Please stand if able)

If you are visiting us today, Welcome! Please sign the guestbook at the front door and introduce yourself to our Pastor or to one of our Deacons.

Please join us in the Parish Hall for refreshments and fellowship following worship. All are welcome. Our hosts today are Lynn & Rich Reifsnyder.

Please see an usher:

If you would like to use a hearing device;

If you would like to bring your child to the Nursery

Many thanks to:

Sarah Zarbock for serving as lay reader

Orrin & Erik Rydingsword for ushering

Nancy Rossi for donating flowers

Prayer List

Walter Crain, Alice Gustafson, Leonard Kaufman, Laura Flores, Margie Vail, Gordon Weekly, Paul McAbee, Shirley Rogers, Jane Fitting, Nancy Tuckerman, Barbara Jacquette, Gloria Buckley, Petie Robinson, Gay Ayers, The Sosnoff Family, Wilma Tillerman, Will.

 Pastor Diane is on vacation through March 20th.  For pastoral emergencies, please contact a deacon.


Today             11:30 am Church Council

2-4 pm Lenten Lecture, The Role of Music in Worship, Dr. Jack Bowman

Tuesday         5 pm Christian Action Meeting (Refugee Family) in the Parish Hall

5:15 pm Bell Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday    6 pm Lenten Dinner

7:15 pm Choir Rehearsal

Thursday       4:30 pm Women’s Bible Study

7 pm HousaTonics Rehearsal

Friday             7:30 am Men’s Bible Study

Sunday           11:30 am New Members Class

11:30 am Fall Festival Meeting

3 – 5 pm Lenten Lecture, Spiritual Encouragement for Individuals, Congregations & Communities, Reverend Donna Schaper



You are invited to join the congregation for dinner on Wednesday evenings: March 22 & April 5 during Lent. The Deacons host a simple meal of soup and salad from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm. All are welcome! To sign up, access the Doodle Poll in the weekly e-blast or contact the office.









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