PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Worship of the God of Grace in Jesus Christ
March 7, 2021 - 10:00 AM Service3rd Sunday of Lent
Liturgical Color: Purple
""Cleansing the Church"" by Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins
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|Pre-worship Music||Bless the Lord, O My SouI||Alex Danson|
|Gathering Song||God Welcomes All||Hymn #399|
|Welcoming||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
|Passing of the Peace||My Peace||Congregarion|
|Life of the Church||Dirk Voerman|
Good Morning Palm Springs Presbyterian Church Members and Friends!
Today we have a few reminders to highlight:
The $10 donations for an Easter lily are being accepted now. Your lily will be displayed on the altar during our Easter Sunday worship in honor of a very special person to you.
Our 2021 Annual Congregational Meeting will be held after worship on Sunday, March 21st. This meeting will be held via Zoom from your laptop or telephone, and moderated by Pastor Sally. Please mark your calendars. We would like everyone to attend as there will be several topics we would like to share with you for this year.
The 2020 Annual Report will be available shortly before our Congregational Meeting on the 21st. They will be emailed to those of you that receive our mail via email, and sent via US Mail to those of you that do not have an email address.
We hope everyone has received their Covid vaccines or scheduled to receive them very soon. Should you need assistance in finding a location administrating the vaccines, please call the office. We have several individuals that are quite knowledgeable on this topic and would be pleased to assist you.
A special birthday wish goes out to Sandy Rayner today. Sandy, Happy Birthday! May God bless you with great health and happiness all year long!
|Prelude||Eat This Bread||Alex Danson|
|Call to Worship (Responsive)||Dirk Voerman|
ONE: Heaven is declaring God's glory;
the sky is proclaiming God's handiwork.
ALL: One day gushes to the next,
and one night informs another what needs to be known.
ONE: There is no speech; there are no words;
Their voices cannot be heard by us.
ALL: Yet their sound extends throughout the world;
their words reach the ends of the earth!
|Opening Hymn||God You Spin the Whirling Planets||Hymn #23|
|Prayer of Adoration & Confession (Unison)||Dirk Voerman|
ALL: Merciful and righteous God, you are the one who made us, who led us out of slavery to the ways of the world, yet we often think everything depends on our own efforts and power. We have valued the comfort of what we
|(A moment for silent reflection)|
|Assurance of Forgiveness (Unison)||Dirk Voerman|
Sisters and brothers, in Jesus Christ, crucified, risen and coming again, we are forgiven and set free to live in faithfulness to God and with one another. Thanks be to God!
|Gloria Patri||Hymn #581|
|Praise Hymn||There Is Now A New Creation||Hymn #774|
|Prayers of the People & Lord's Prayer||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
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 (Unison)||Dirk Voerman|
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 (Responsive)||Psalm 19:7-11||Dirk Voerman|
|Song of Preparation||Day By Day||Hymn #55|
|Epistle Lesson||I Corinthians 1:18-25||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
|Gospel Lesson||John 2:13-22||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
|Pastor: "The Word of the Lord." People: "Thanks be to God."|
|Sermon||"Cleansing the Church"||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
|Hymn of Preparation||Come to the Table of Grace||Hymn #507|
|Invitation||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
|The Great Thanksgiving|
PASTOR: The Lord be with you.
ALL: And also with you.
PASTOR: Lift up your hearts.
ALL: We lift them to the Lord.
PASTOR: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
ALL: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
|Breaking of the Bread|
|Communion of the People|
|Prayer after Communion|
|Morning Tithes and Offerings|
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God.
Let us offer our lives to the Lord.
|Offertory||Bread of Heaven, on Thee We Feed||Alex Danson|
|Prayer of Dedication|
God of unending gifts, we praise you for your abundant goodness.
As you are generous, we want to be generous too.
May the gifts we bring extend your generosity into the world,
so that all people may be made whole by your goodness and grace. Amen.
|A Challenge to Go Forth||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|
|A Sending Song||Let There Be Peace on Earth||Hymn #681|
|Benediction||Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins|