Order of Worship – Lent IV, March 14, 2021

Ward Hill Church of Christ the KingA Christ-Centered Community of Faith, Hope, & Love

The Lord’s Day, March 14, in the Lord’s Year 2021Fourth Sunday in Lent

Please speak bold words and sing italicized words; * we invite you to stand as able.

Meeting God

Prelude & Quiet Prayer – five minutes before service (9:55-10:00 am)

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 261   What Wondrous Love Is This                                       WONDROUS LOVE

* 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

Hymn 640   My Tribute                                                                                      MY TRIBUTE

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

Numbers 21:4-9          Psalm 107:1-3,17-22              The Word of the Lord.

Ephesians 2:1-10         John 3:14-21                           Thanks be to God.

Sermon– “Spiritual Medical Work: Wounding and Healing”

Sermon Series: Covenant Renewal

Answering God in Faith, Prayer, and Giving

The Apostles’ Creed – hymnal page 845

Prayers of the People, concluding with The Lord’s Prayer (‘debts’)

Offering Ourselves and Our 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 506   As When a Hebrew Prophet Raised                                                   DOWNS

* Benediction

Postlude

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