March 7, 2021

Ringing of the Church Bell and Lighting of the Altar Candles (And a Candle at Home) 10 AM

Thought for the week: “If Repentance were easy, there would be an app for it.”  (Anonymous)

Gathering Hymn:       “Great Is the Lord”       No. 2022 TFWS

Great is the Lord, he is holy and just; by his power we trust in his love. Great is the Lord, he is faithful and true; by his mercy he proves he is love.

1. Great is the Lord and worthy of glory! Great is the Lord and worthy of praise. Great is the Lord; now lift up your voice, now lift up your voice: Great is the Lord! Great is the Lord!

Great is the Lord, he is holy and just; by his power we trust in his love. Great is the Lord, he is faithful and true; by his mercy he proves he is love.

2. Great are you Lord and worthy of glory! Great are you Lord and worthy of praise. Great are you Lord; I lift up my voice, I lift up my voice: Great are you Lord! Great are you Lord!

Scripture Reading:        Psalm 19     Laura Shaw

Call to Worship:

Apostles Creed: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven andEarth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; **; 

On the third day, He arose from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at 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 Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection of the body, and the Life Everlasting.  Amen. 

Prayer for Illumination: Send Your Spirit to fill our lives with Your love, that we may not only hear but also do Your Word.  Amen  (Ruth C. Duck, USA, 20th Century)

Scripture Reading:     Exodus 20:1-17      Laura Shaw

Opening Hymn:       “We Sing of Your Glory”/”Tuya Es La Gloria”       No. 2011  TFWS

1. We sing of your glory, we praise you again, for you are eternal.  Amen.  Amen.

Tuya es la gloria la honra tambien; tuya para siempre.  Amen.  Amen.

2. We sing of your power and honor again, for you are eternal.  Amen.  Amen.

Tuya los dominios, los tronos tambien; tuyos para siempre.  Amen.  Amen.

3. We sing of surrender, to you God, again, your love is eternal.  Amen.  Amen.

A ti yo me rindo, te adoro tambien; amor absoluto.  Amen.  Amen

Chancel Choir Anthem:       “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”       Franz Josef Haydn

Children’s Sermon:    Susan Johnson

The Lord’s Prayer:     No. 895 UMH    

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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.  

Padre Nuestro:

Padre nuestro, que estás en los cielos, santificado sea tu nombre. Venga tu reino; hágase tu voluntad, en la tierra como en el cielo. Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día, y perdona nuestras ofensas como nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden. Y no nos metas en tentación, mas líbranos del mal. Porque tuyo es el reino, y el poder, y la gloria por los siglos. Amén.

Offertory:      Joy Asenas

Doxology:        “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”     No. 94

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! 

Alleluia!  Praise God, the source of all our gifts!  Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!  Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia! 

Prayer of Dedication:

Give me a pure heart, that I may see thee; a humble heart, that I may hear thee; a heart of love, that I may serve thee; a heart of faith, that I may abide in thee.  Amen.  (Dag Hammerskjold, Sweden, 20th century)

Scripture Reading:       I Cor. 1:18-25      Laura Shaw

Hymn of Preparation:       “Jesus Calls Us” v.1, 3, 4     No. 398 UMH

Jesus calls us o’er the tumult of our life’s wild, restless sea; day by day his sweet voice soundeth, saying, “Christian, follow me!”

Jesus calls us from the worship of the vain world’s golden store, from each idol that would keep us, saying, “Christian, love me more!”

In our joys and in our sorrows, days of toil and hours of ease, still he calls, in cares and pleasures, “Christian, love me more than these!”

Scripture Reading:        John 2:13-22

Homily:       “God Signs     Rev. Bethany Carpenter

Prayer of Confession:  (From the Book of Common Prayer) 

Almighty God, our heavenly Father: We have sinned against you, through our own fault, in thought, and word, and deed, 

and in what we have left undone.

For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us all our offenses; 

and grant that we may serve you in newness of life, to the glory of your Name.  Amen

Holy Communion at HOME: Bread, Liquid, Candle.

Response 1: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of Power and Might.  Heaven and Earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna in the highest.  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest.

Response 2: Christ has died, Christ is risen,  Christ will come again!

Response 3: Amen, Amen, Amen.

Prayer for Going Forth: Let me be full, let me be empty.  Let me have all things, let me have nothing.  I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.  And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, thou art mine and I am thine.  So be it.  And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.  Amen (John Wesley, England, 1700’s; from No. 607 UMH)

Bardsdale Closing Song:                                                                      

May the God of Peace be with you, holding you in strong fingered hands, and may you be an instrument of God’s peace, to those whose hands you hold, and may the blessings of peace, be with you, be with you, be with you. (Edited by Roberta Palmer)