PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
March 17, 2019 - 10:00 AM Service2nd Sunday in Lent
Liturgical Color: Purple
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|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Life of the Church||Elder Jim DeHart|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||I Believe||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship|
One: What joy we find in your presence, O God;
Many: What hope we find in your promise.
One: We walk together towards the Cross;
Many: With every step we seek your Way.
One: Around us barren land begins to bloom
ALL: We come to you with thanks and praise!
|* Opening Hymn||In the Cross of Christ I Glory||Hymn #213 (1,2,3)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
It is a time for reflection O Lord, when we can stop and listen for your voice. A time for understanding the gift of life and the purpose of living. A time to be aware of our very breath, and unafraid of any darkness that faces us. With grateful hearts we look to you and trust in your love for us, a love that conquers all. In this time of prayer, we ask forgiveness for our sins, our failures born of ignorance and selfish motives. We pray that you would clear our hearts and minds from the shadows that pull us away from you, and renew the power of redeeming Grace that we need so much. We ask, always, 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.
|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|* Praise Hymn||When Peace Like a River (It Is Well With My Soul)||Hymn #840 (1)|
|Choral Preparation||Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying||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||God and God Alone||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 27: 1, 4-6, 11, 13-14. (Unison)||Elder Jim DeHart|
|Hebrew Testament||Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18|
|Song of Preparation||O Lamb of God||Hymn #555 (twice)|
|Gospel Lesson||Luke 13: 31-35|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||When Reality Hurts||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||There||Hymn #408 (1)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||This Ole' House||The Palmstringers|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|