Sunday February 26th, 2023
Passing the Peace: “Family of God”
Calling Song: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” UMH#140 all vs.
Call to Worship - Dianne Kinney
One: Bless the Lord, who forgives all sin.
Many: God's mercy endures forever!
One: Come, let us worship the God of grace.
Many: Lord, have mercy on us, and grant us your salvation.
Opening Prayer (in unison) - Dianne Kinney
Lord, make us instruments of your peace; where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is darkness, light; where there is despair, hope; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are brought to abundant life. Amen.
Hymn: “Gloria Patri” UMH#70
Old Testament Reading Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 (MSG)
New Testament Reading Matthew 4:1-11 (CEB)
Lenten Candle Liturgy
Praise Hymn “Lord, I Need You” Music Team
Children’s Time Pastor Mary Beth
Prayers of the People Danny Crego
Doxology * UMH#95 *
Prayer Hymn: “Trust and Obey” UMH#467 vs.1,4
Message: Pastor Mary Beth Psalm 32 (CEB)
Praise Hymn: “Tasting Forgiveness” Music Team
One: God of love, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious body and blood of our savior Jesus the Messiah; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of Christ. And all the people said: Many: Amen.
Closing Hymn: “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” UMH#121 vs. 1,3,4
May God bless you and keep you; may God’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you; may God’s countenance be lifted upon you and give you peace, from this day forth and forevermore.
Many: And now, God, send us out to do the work that you have given us to do: to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To Christ, to you, and to the Holy Spirit be all honor and glory, now and forever, Amen.
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