PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
March 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM Service3rd Sunday in Lent
Liturgical Color: Purple
Play the whole Service:
|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Life of the Church||Elder Donna Genett|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||Special Music||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship One: Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; Many: let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. One: Let us come before him with thanksgiving ALL: and extol him with music and song.|
|* Opening Hymn||Lead On, O King Eternal||Hymn #269 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
The glory of your Spring is all around us, O God. We can see the splendor of the mountains, and feel the renewal of life everywhere. There is a sense of expectation and wonder, a memory of hope to come, a memory that has followed us since childhood. We are deeply thankful for the gift of life, and Christ's victory over death. We are reminded of our human nature, and our need to be forgiven for wrongs done. In our comfort we might take the Cross for granted, as if forgiveness is needed by others but not by us. But we know this is not true, and come to you asking union with this Lenten season, renewal of our troubled hearts, and freedom from the distraction of spiritual winters. We come to you, the Way, a Truth and Light. In Jesus' name, Amen.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Pardon|
Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, was risen for us, and reigns in power over us, Sisters and brothers hear this good news. Through Christ we are forgiven and reconciled with the Creator of all.
|* Singing||Gloria Patri||Hymn #623|
|Seek Ye First||Hymn #175 (all)|
|Choral Preparation||Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading||Choir|
|Prayers of the People & 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
|Anthem||We Shall Behold Him||Choir|
|Prayer for Illumination||.|
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen
|Psalter Lesson||Psalm 95: 3-7 (Unison)||Elder Donna Genett|
|Hebrew Testament||Exodus 17: 1-7|
|Song of Preparation||Under His Wings||Choir|
|Gospel Lesson||John 4: 5-42|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Come to the Well||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||Be Thou My Vision||Hymn #450 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||My Tribute||David & Pat Nelson|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||May Your Presence Go With Us||Congregation|
If Your presence doesn’t go with us, We don’t want to leave this place
Lord we need You near, As we go from here, To Lead us by Your love and grace.
May Your presence fill us every day, May Your Spirit lead the way
Lord to You we call, Let Your glory fall, And may Your presence go with us.
Let Your glory fall, And may Your presence go with us.
Go with us.
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|