PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
March 4, 2018 - 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 Kay Chabot|
|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)|
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
And His righteousness;
And all these things shall be added unto you.
Ask, and it shall be given unto you;
Seek, and you shall find.
Knock, and the door shall be opened unto you.
|Choral Preparation||O Lord, Hear My Prayer||Choir|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
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||Sometimes I Hear God’s Music||Choir|
|Prayer for Illumination||.|
|Psalter Lesson||Psalm 19: 1-11, 14 (Unison)||Elder Kay Chabot|
|Hebrew Testament||Exodus 20: 1-7||E|
|Song of Preparation||The Bond of Love||Hymn #281 (all)|
|New Testament||John 2: 13-22|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Why Not Err on the Side of Heaven||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||Be thou My Vision||Hymn #450 (all)|
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
thou my best thought, by day or by night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||Special Music||Praise Band|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|Hymn of Preparation||Let Us Break Bread Together||Hymn # 323 (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||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|