Sunday, March 10, 2013 Fourth Sunday of Lent
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Lent
God Invites Us to Worship
Life and Work of the Church Family
Pass The Peace
Invitation to Worship:
Choral Introit: “I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me”
Extinguishing the Fourth Lenten Candle
Hymn: VU# 232 “Joyful, Joyful We Adore You”
Sacrament of Baptism
Hymn: VU# 442 “Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters”
The Scriptures Speak to Us
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-21
(the youngest son betrays his inheritance)
Psalm 32 (VU pp. 753-755)
(God is my light and my salvation)
(A Loving Father and His Two Sons)
This is a Part of Our Story
Thanks be to God
God Invites Us to Respond
Presentation of our Gifts:
Offering Response: VU# 542
We give you but your own.
What e’er the gift may be;
All that we have is yours alone
We give it gratefully
Solo: “Panis Angelicus”(O Lord Most Holy)
Sacrament of Communion
Prayer of Great Thanksgiving
Leader: The Lord be with you
People: And also with you.
Leader: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them to the Lord.
Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
People: It is right to give God thanks and praise.
Thanks and praise be to you, O God,
for you create life out of the dust,
And sustain us even in the desert.
We thank you that in the face of every temptation and trial,
every principality and power,
you are present to direct and guide,
to renew and revive.
We praise you for sending us Jesus,
your suffering servant,
to walk before us the way of the cross,
to turn us to you and to one another.
therefore we join your long procession of pilgrims
praising you along the way:
ALL: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,
God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full, full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord,
Blessed is the one who comes, comes in the name of Hosanna in the highest.
Leader: On the night in which he was betrayed, and before he suffered and died, Jesus, at supper with his friends, took bread,
When he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them saying,
“Take this all of you and eat it:
This is my body which is given up for you.”
After supper, Jesus took the cup of wine, said the
blessing, and gave it to his friends, and said,
“Drink this all of you:
This is the blood of the new covenant.
It is shed for you and for many, so that sins may be
forgiven. Do this in memory of me.”
Jesus gave his life for us,
Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:
All: Christ has died
Christ is risen
Christ will come again.
Leader: Recalling his death,
proclaiming his resurrection
and looking for his coming again in glory,
we offer you, O God, this bread and this cup.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us
and upon these gifts,
that all who eat and drink at this table
may be one body, one holy people,
a living sacrifice in Jesus Christ, our Lord.
(Prayers of Intercession will be offered for:
The local community
Those who have died, and those left behind to mourn
All who are sick or in need
Those for whom prayers have been requested)
These and all our prayers we ask in the name of Jesus who taught his disciples to pray together.......
Fraction and Distribution
Leader: We break the bread of Life,
People: Lighten our darkness O God.
Leader: We drink the cup of blessing as sustenance on our journey.
People: God be for us strength and hope on our way.
Distribution of the Elements
Post Communion Prayer
Holy God, may the nourishment of this bread and this cup, sustain us through this Lenten journey so we might live out the promise of our baptism, following Jesus through the depths of despair to the heights of Joy.
Hymn: VU# 477 “I Come With Joy”
Commissioning and Benediction
Amen x 3
Today we celebrate the baptism of:
Isabella Marie Gray, daughter of William and Leanna Gray (Cherniwchan)
We are pleased to welcome Isabella’s family and friends to worship with us today.
Next week lectionary lessons:
Psalm 126 (VU p. 850)
Pic Ups next week March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day)