PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
March 8, 2020 - 10:00 AM Service2nd Sunday in Lent
Liturgical Color: Green
"Blessings All Around Us" by Rev. Bruce Myers
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|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming Hymn||God Welcomes All||Hymn #399 (2 times)|
|Welcoming||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|Life of the Church||Lynn Hamilton|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||We Are So Blessed||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship||Responsive|
ONE: In days of old God called Abraham and Sarah.
ALL: Come-- I am with you; step out in faith.
ONE: God speaks still, claiming people of every land and race.
ALL: Come-- I will bless you, that you may bless others.
ONE: Heirs of the covenant, let us continue the journey.
ALL: Come-- let us worship the Lord.
|* Opening Hymn||For the Beauty of the Earth||Hymn #14|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession||Responsive|
ONE: Sending God, you speak to souls both calm and chaotic and summon us to follow.
ALL: But your call threatens to uproot our lives, so we disregard your voice and cling to the soils of safe, familiar places.
ONE: Guiding Spirit, your wind whips through communities both settled and stirring and urges us toward new expressions of faith.
ALL: But your call threatens to blow us off course, so we ignore your dynamic spirit and shelter within protected harbors.
ONE: Saving Christ, you enter into hearts both trusting and skeptical and plant within us the seed of faith.
ALL: Forgive us when we ignore your summons to grow as disciples. Immerse us in the Spirit
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Pardon||Responsive|
ONE: Listen, the time has come at last. Look, now is the day of salvation! In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
ALL: In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God.
|Change My Heart, O God||Hymn #695|
|* Praise Hymn||Great Are You Lord||Hymn #614|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer||Unison|
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||God and God Alone||Choir|
|Prayer for Illumination||Unison|
Gracious God, our way in the wilderness, guide us, by our Word, through these forth days, and minister to us with your Holy Spirit, so that we may be reformed, restored, and renewed, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
|Psalter Lesson (unison)||Psalm 121||Lynn Hamilton|
|Hebrew Lesson||Genesis 12: 1-4|
|Epistle Lesson||Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17|
|Song of Preparation||Spirit of the Living God||Hymn #288|
|Gospel Lesson||John 3: 1-17|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Blessings All Around Us||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|* In Response||For Everyone Born||Hymn #769 (1, 2, 3 & 5)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings||Rich & Peg Dudley|
|Offertory||Lead Me To The Rock||Praise Band|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth||Responsive|
Pastor: The cross...
ALL: WE SHALL TAKE IT.
Pastor: The bread...
ALL: WE SHALL BREAK IT.
Pastor: The pain...
ALL: WE SHALL BEAR IT.
Pastor: The joy...
ALL: WE SHALL SHARE IT.
Pastor: The gospel...
ALL: WE SHALL LIVE IT.
Pastor: The love...
ALL: WE SHALL GIVE IT.
Pastor: The light...
ALL: WE SHALL CHERISH IT.
Pastor: The darkness...
ALL: GOD SHALL PERISH IT.
|* A Singing Response||May Your Presence Go With Us||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship||Refreshments provided by Patti & Bill Cameron|
|Asset Mapping||Fellowship Hall||Congregation|