PSPC Worship Service

The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
March 18, 2018 - 10:00 AM Service
5th Sunday in Lent
Liturgical Color: Purple
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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: O mortal, can these bones live? Many: Only the Lord God knows One: O people, hope in the Lord. ALL: With the Lord there is steadfast love and great power to redeem.

* Opening Hymn Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness  Hymn #291 (all)
Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
Blow through the wilderness, calling and free,
Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
Stir me from placidness,
Wind, wind on the sea.

You moved on the waters,
You called to the deep,
Then You coaxed up the mountains
From the valleys of sleep,
And over the eons
You called to each thing,
"Awake from your slumbers
And rise on your wings."


You swept through the desert,
You stung with the sand,
And You goaded your people
With a law and a land,
And when they were confounded
With idols and lies,
Then You spoke through Your prophets
To open their eyes.


You sang in a stable,
You cried from a hill,
Then You whispered in silence
When the whole world was still,
And down in the city
You called once again
When You blew through Your people
On the rush of the wind.


You call from tomorrow,
You break ancient schemes,
From the bondage of sorrow
The captives dream dreams;
Our women see visions,
Our men clear their eyes.
With bold new decisions
Your people arise.


Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)
Loving God, we know there are times we feel surrounded by hopelessness. We do not know where to turn. We feel life has left us and those we love, and find ourselves longing for endings. Yet you, God, come to us even in those times. You challenge us. You remind us that you are a God of forgiveness, hope and life. You invite us to proclaim a message of life in the midst of despair. Receive, then, our confession, and fill us with the breath of new life and forgiveness. 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

O For A Thousand Tongues  Hymn #610 (1&4)
O for a thousand tongues to sing
my dear Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of God’s grace!

The name of Jesus charms our fears,
and bids our sorrows cease,
sings music in the sinner’s ear,
brings life, and health, and peace.



To God all glory, praise, and love
Be now and ever given
By saints below and saints above,
The church in earth and heaven.

Choral Preparation O Lord, Hear My Prayer  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 Yes, My Jesus Loves Me  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 119: 9-16 (unison)  Elder Kay Chabot

Old Testament Lesson Jeriamiah 31: 31-34 

Song of Preparation The Bond of Love  Hymn #281 (all)

Gospel Lesson John 12: 20-33 

Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."

Sermon Archeology  Rev. Christine Dickerson

* In Response Breathe on Me, Breath of God  Hymn #286 (all)

Morning Tithes and Offerings

Offertory Special Music  Praise Band

* Doxology Congregation

* Prayer of Dedication

* A Challenge to Go Forth

* A Singing Response Let There Be Peace on Earth  Congregation

* Benediction

Postlude Praise band

* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall

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Rev. Christine Dickerson
Gathering to Worship God
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