PSPC Worship Service

PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
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March 17, 2019 - 10:00 AM Service
2nd 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

* 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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