PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
March 5, 2017 - 10:00 AM Service1st Sunday in Lent
Liturgical Color: Purple
Play the whole Service:
|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Life of the Church||Elder Morella Larsen|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||Special Music||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship One: My heart is steadfast, O God; Many: I will sing and make music with all my soul. One: Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. ALL: I will sing of you among the peoples, for great is your love!|
|* Opening Hymn||When Morning Gilds the Skies||Hymn #667 (1,3,4)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
As we begin our Lenten walk, we give thanks and praise to you, our God, for the gift of your son, Jesus: for the waters of the Jordan where he was baptized, for the Living Water that finds us, always, even in a desert of our own making. His journey is the heart of our lives, and we are filled with joy and hope as we journey toward Jerusalem. Forgive us when we stumble along the way, our promises forgotten. Lift us when we reach for your hem, longing to be healed by your love. Redeem us, let us be washed clean, our sin destroyed by the victory of the Cross. We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Pardon Hear the good news! In Christ, we are forgiven! In Christ, we have new life!|
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|
|What Wondrous Love Is This||Hymn #215 (1)|
|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||You Gave Me Love||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 32||Elder Morella Larsen|
|Hebrew Testament||Genesis 2: 15-17, 3: 1-7|
|Song of Preparation||Under His Wings||Choir|
|Gospel Lesson||Matthew 4: 1-11|
|New Testament||Romans 5: 12-19|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||The Victory Starts Now||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|The Apostles’ Creed|
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||Special Music||Praise Band|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|Hymn of Preparation||Here I Am, Lord||Hymn # 69 (all)|
|Invitation||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|The Great Thanksgiving|
|Breaking of the Bread|
|Communion of the People|
|Prayer after Communion|
|* 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|