FIRST SABBATH IN LENT
Assemble in God’s Name
Welcome and Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: “All the Way My Saviour Leads Me” #365
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Psalm 72:17)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also.
Leader: The Lord’s name shall endure for ever:
People: The Lord’s name shall be continued as long as the sun:
Leader: And we shall be blessed in him:
People: All nations shall call him blessed.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
I, poor sinner, confess to thee, O Almighty, eternal, merciful God and Father, that I have sinned in manifold ways against thee and thy commandments.
I confess that I have taken thy holy Name in vain. Or, I have heard others take thy name in vain and said nothing. Or, I have sworn lightly, using other words and thought that was not the same. I have failed to realize that I slander thy holy name whenever my life, my words, my deeds are not in accord with thy holy word and law.
Wherefore I beseech thee, O heavenly Father, that, thou wouldst graciously forgive me these and all my sins. Keep and preserve me henceforth that I may walk only in thy way and live according to thy will; and all of this through Jesus Christ, thy dear Son, our Savior. Amen.
(Derived from Martin Bucer 1539)
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Tim. 1:15).
People: He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed (I Peter 2:24).
and live according to thy will; and all of this through Jesus Christ, thy dear Son, our Savior. Amen.
s Bible Songs: “Christ Shall Have Dominion” #156
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 72:2-8
Second Scripture Lesson: Philippians 3: 5-7
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Bible Songs: “I Am Thine, O Lord” #320
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
On this first Sunday in Lent, we welcome each of you. May this be a time of spiritual renewal for you..
Wednesday Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
WOC Executive Board meets immediately after Morning Worship today.
WOC Circles meet on Tuesday.
Lent is a penitential season of forty days preceding Easter, excluding Sundays. The liturgical color is violet.
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