PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
March 29, 2020 - 10:00 AM Service5th Sunday in Lent
Liturgical Color: Green
"New Life" by Rev. Bruce Myers
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|Welcoming||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|Life of the Church||Peggy Kueffer|
|Pre-Service Music||Count Your Blessings||Alex Danson|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace||Congregation|
|Prelude||How Long Has It Been||Alex Danson|
|Welcoming Hymn||God Welcomes All (rec. 3/8/20)||Hymn #399|
|* Call to Worship (responsive)|
ONE: Thus says the Lord: "I will put my breath within you, and you shall live."
ALL: In gratitude, we praise the Giver of Life.
ONE: Jesus says: "I am the resurrection and the life."
ALL: In gratitude, we praise the Source of our Being.
ONE: We gather to worship the One who frees us from the grave and stirs dry bones to life.
ALL: Spirit, come and enliven our worship!
|* Opening Hymn||Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (rec. 2/16/20)||Hymn #611|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (responsive)|
ONE: Are you thirsty for grace? Are you hungry for mercy? God is calling: Come to the waters. Trusting in God's grace, let us confess our sin.
ONE: Holy One, we have set our minds on wrong things--
ALL: on selfish gain, n ot generous service; on pursuits that distract, not inspire; on tasks that diminish, rather than give life.
ONE: We long to set our minds on eternal things--
ALL: on your ways of mercy and compassion; on paths that lead to justice and peace; on living as people of hope.
ONE: Spirit of God, dwell in us.
ALL: Give us grace when we fall short, transform our hearts and renew our minds, and set us free to follow you faithfully.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Forgiveness|
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||O Lord, Our Lord (rec. 2/13/11)||Hymn #613|
|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||His Eye Is On The Sparrow (rec. 9/8/19)||solo by Carol Davis|
|Prayer for Illumination|
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||Psalm 130||Peggy Kueffer|
|Hebrew Lesson||Ezekiel 37: 1-14|
|Song of Preparation||Spirit of the Living God (rec. 4/1/12)||Hymn #288|
|Gospel Lesson||John 11: 1-45|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||New Life||Rev. Bruce Myers|
|* In Response||I Danced in the Morning (rec. 3/23/14)||Hymn #157|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked (rec. 6/10/18)||solo by Caryl Williamson|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
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 (rec. 3/25/12)||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|