Lent IV Service on Facebook Live

We will be having this service via Facebook Live. See service order below. Hope you can join us!  https://www.facebook.com/wardhillchurch/

 

Ward Hill Church of Christ the King

A Christ-Centered Community of Faith, Hope, & Love

The Lord’s Day, March 22, in the Lord’s Year 2020

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Meeting God

Prelude & Quiet Prayer

 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins. His mercy endures forever.

Hymn 252   When I Survey the Wondrous Cross                       HAMBURG

Invocation

Being Reconciled to God and One Another

Confession of Sin:  Gracious God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you have promised to receive us when we come to you. We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you or our neighbors as we should. Forgive us, O God, and grant that in the Holy Spirit we may live and serve you in newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 Declaration of Forgiveness in Christ: If you have repented of your sin and turned in faith to Jesus Christ, I can declare through Christ’s atoning death and life-giving resurrection that you are forgiven in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

New Life in Christ:  If you love God, keep his commandments. After God had delivered the Israelites, he gave them The Ten Commandments:

I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Honour thy father and thy mother.

Thou shalt not kill.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Thou shalt not steal.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Thou shalt not covet.

Response (Hymn 611, verse 1)                                                                     WALK WITH ME

I want Jesus to walk with me; I want Jesus to walk with me; all along my pilgrim journey, Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.

O Lord, open our lips, and our mouths shall show forth your praise.

Gloria Patri (Hymn 735)                                                   GLORIA PATRI (GREATOREX)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, amen.

The Peace of Christ       The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.

Announcements, Scripture Memory, & Catechism – see Bell Ringer

 

Preparing to Hear God

How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure

that He should give His only Son to make a wretch His treasure.

How great the pain of searing loss, the Father turns His face away.

As wounds which mar the Chosen One bring many sons to glory.

 

Behold the Man upon the cross, my sin upon His shoulders.

Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice out among the scoffers.

It was my sin that held Him there until it was accomplished;

His dying breath has brought me life. I know that it is finished.

 

I will not boast in any thing: no gifts, no pow’r, no wisdom.

But I will boast in Jesus Christ; His death and resurrection.

Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer.

But this I know with all my heart: His wounds have paid my ransom.

 Collect for Lent IV:  Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 Hearing God in the Holy Scriptures

1 Samuel 16:1-13

Psalm 23-Hymn 86 The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want   BROTHER JAMES’ AIR

Ephesians 5:8-14

John 9:1-41                                The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Sermon – “Called to See”       Series: Jesus Calls Us

 

Answering God in Faith, Prayer, and Giving

The Apostles’ Creed – hymnal page 845

   I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

   And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord,

   Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,

   Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, deed, and buried;

   He descended into Hell, on the third day he rose again from the dead;

   He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the God the

  Father almighty; from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

   I believe in the Holy Spirit, I believe the holy catholic Church,

   the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

   the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen, amen.

Prayers of Thanksgiving, Petition, and Intercession

The 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 and ever. Amen.

 

Offering Gifts

Offertory (Hymn 729)                                                                          HERR JESU CHRIST

All things are thine; no gift have we, Lord of all gifts, to offer thee; and hence with grateful hearts today, thine own before thy feet we lay.

Doxology (Hymn 731)                                                                    OLD HUNDREDTH

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Offertory Prayer

Being Sent with God’s Blessing into the World

Hymn 251   Beneath the Cross of Jesus                              ST CHRISTOPHER

Benediction

Postlude

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