PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
March 31, 2019 - 10:00 AM Service4th Sunday in Lent
Liturgical Color: Purple
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|Pre-Service Music||Praise Band|
|Welcoming||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|Life of the Church||Deacon Jim DeHart|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace (As we return to our seats.)||Congregation|
|Prelude||There Is A Fountain||Praise Band|
|* Call to Worship|
One: Our faith looks up to you, our God;
Many: We look to the heavens seeking your face.
One: You are our hope and pleasure;
Many; It is a wonder beyond measure.
One: You seek us,
ALL: We answer!
|* Opening Hymn||Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee||Hymn #611 (all)|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (unison)|
God of all, how bright is the morning for us, your children. Even an imperfect world is made whole by your hand, and the knowledge of your presence gives us peace. We have experienced healing through gifts and friendships, and received blessings in the laughter of children or the smile of a stranger. As we prepare to remember the gift of your grace given through the life of your son Jesus, forgive us our times of ignorance and failings we pray, and set us firmly on the path to the wondrous Cross. We ask in the name of the Christ, 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||Jesus, Name Above All Names||On Screen (all)|
|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.
|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: 1-7 (Unison)||Deacon Jim DeHart|
|Hebrew Testament||Joshua 5: 9-12|
|Song of Preparation||O Lamb of God||Hymn #555 (twice)|
|New Testament||2 Corinthians 5: 16-21|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||Your True Self||Rev. Christine Dickerson|
|* In Response||My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (The Solid Rock)||Hymn #353 (all)|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
|Offertory||'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus||Praise Band|
|* Prayer of Dedication|
|* A Challenge to Go Forth|
|* A Singing Response||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Congregation|
|* Gathering for Fellowship in Fellowship Hall|