Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

March 24, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Third Sunday in Lent

Preparing for Worship

Pre-service Prayer (8:45 am.)
Pre-service Singing (9:10 a.m.)
Choral Introit - “O All Ye Nations”

O all ye nations, praise the Lord, O praise the Lord all ye people.
Praise ye Jehovah in His strength; all that hath life and breath now praise Jehovah.
God’s lovingkindness unto us is great and merciful.
With heart and with voice in Him rejoice; for His truth endureth evermore.
Alleluia, Alleluia, sing praises!
Alleluia, praise ye the Lord!

God Calls Us to Worship

*God's Greeting
Minister: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
All: Amen!
Minister: Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them up to the Lord.

*Scriptural Call to Worship - Psalm 63:1-8

Minister: O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
All: So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.
Minister: Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
All: So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
Minister: My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
All: for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
Minister: My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

*Hymn of Adoration and Praise“O God Beyond All Praising" (Hymnal #660)
*Prayer of  Invocation 

God Cleanses Us In Worship

The Gospel Reading - Luke13:1-9

Silent Individual Confession of Sin
Corporate Confession of Sin and Lord's Prayer
Declaration of Pardon

Minister: Almighty and merciful Lord grant you absolution and remission of all your sins, true repentance, amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of his Holy Spirit.
All: Amen!

Song of Rejoicing : Sanctus - "Holy, Holy, Holy Lord" (Songbook #32)  

God Consecrates Us In Worship

The Epistle Reading – 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Holy Baptism
Gloria Patri
Prayer of the Church – Elder Michael Steege
Tithes and Offerings
Song of Preparation
“When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" (Hymnal #252)

*Reading of Scripture – Acts 1:8
Sermon – "Free to Share the Gospel" by Rev. Mike Pettengill

God Communes with Us In Worship

Song of Preparation"Behold the Lamb

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away, slain for us, and we remember
The promise made that all who come in faith find forgiveness at the cross;
So we share in this Bread of Life and we drink of His sacrifice
As a sign of our bonds of peace around the table of the King.

The body of our Saviour Jesus Christ, torn for you, eat and remember
The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life paid the price to make us one;
So we share in this Bread of Life and we drink of His sacrifice
As a sign of our bonds of love around the table of the King.

The blood that cleanses every stain of sin shed for you, drink and remember
He drained death's cup that all may enter in, to receive the life of God;
So we share in this Bread of Life and we drink of His sacrifice
As a sign of our bonds of grace around the table of the King.

And so with thankfulness and faith we rise to respond and to remember
Our call to follow in the steps of Christ as His body here on earth;
As we share in His suffering we proclaim Christ will come again,
And we'll join in the feast of heaven around the table of the King.

The Lord’s Supper
The Words of Institution

Pastoral Benediction

Minister:The Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and preserve you steadfast in the true faith to life everlasting. In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen!

‍Pastoral Prayer

God Commissions Us in Worship