Bulletin for March 27

Third Sunday in Lent

PRELUDE   by  Janesta Williams, Organist

CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP     Christ, We Do All Adore Thee by the Adult Choir

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH      Ashley Gibson, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader:   We come, our souls thirsting for God, our spirits longing for love.
People: We come to the One who supplies every need; we come to the One who gives us living water.
Leader:   We come, with prayers in our hearts, and with words too painful to speak.
People: We come to the One who listens to our hearts, who carries our suffering through eternity.
Leader:   We come, with our brokenness and loss, with our hope to be made whole.
People: We come to the One who knows all our secrets, who brings peace to all of us  –  and to each of us.

*HYMN No. 476      O Worship the King, All Glorious Above!

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader:   Walking in the afternoon, reading a bedtime story, recycling newspapers – in every moment, in every place, God is there. Let us confess how often we do not see God in our lives, especially in how we live them.
People: God of eternity, you know how often we travel down the rocky roads of doubt and fear.  We pester others with our worries; we hurl bitter words at those we love. We have chances to offer ourselves in service, but only give our contempt to those in need.  We could share the living waters with the world, but want to store it in jars for safe-keeping. Fountain of Grace, you turn towards us, to meet us wherever we are.  You break open our rock-hard sin, so we might be made whole.  In Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, our thirst for hope and joy is quenched.  Amen.

*KYRIE ELEISON

Lord, have mercy upon us,

Christ, have mercy upon us,

Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader:    God does not disappoint us.  Our sins are forgiven, our lives are made whole, we are sent forth to serve.
People: In Jesus Christ, living water breaks through the roof of our hearts, in such abundance that we don’t have enough buckets to hold it all.  Thanks be to God.  Amen.

* GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN    by  Pat Oglesby

ANTHEM   Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us by the Adult Choir

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 446    Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE          John 4:5-42       New Testament pages 94 and 95 in pew Bible

SERMON    HAVE YOU CAUSED OTHERS TO SUFFER? by Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried, he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  Amen

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 422  God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending

*BENEDICTION

* Please Stand

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As we pray today we will be remembering Catholic Presbyterian Church in Blackstock, SC and its 35 members.

OUR LOVE AND SYMPATHY are extended to the family of Betty Fought.  Betty passed away on Wednesday.  Her burial was on Friday and her memorial service was held yesterday at Mineral Springs United Methodist Church.

RECENT MEMORIALS AND HONORARIUMS:

In memory of Charles “Chuck” Fought given by Betty Broome

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE BULLETIN NOW ON-LINE.  Visit our website and click on this Sunday’s date or previous dates to read the bulletin on-line.

GREETERS AND USHERS:                                Paul and Di Kourkoubes

LITURGIST IN APRIL:                                        Shirley Cauthen

GREETERS AND USHERS IN APRIL:              Toug Brunson and Marie Welpe

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Community Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 16, at the community building.  The time will be announced later.  Children are to bring a basket.  Eggs, snacks, etc will be provided.

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