March 6, 2022

March 6, 2022. 

Prelude. 

Welcome and Announcements 

Introit. 

Call to Worship  

Liturgy for Lent 1    pg. 72   

Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts

Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”

Prayers of the People 

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer 

Scripture. Luke 4:1-13 

Message “Jesus’s Desert Experience: Cultivation of a Life Centered in God”  

On Ash Wednesday, we introduced our Lenten art project to remind us about our journey through Lent to “Let Go and Cultivate.”   Letting go of fear, anxiety or doubt (or other obstacles) can bring us into a life cultivating calm, confidence and hope.   If you did not have a chance to write an intention to “let go” on Ash Wed, please take an autumnal colored origami paper in the back (red, orange colored) and write your intention to “let go”.   

Today we will focus on what we can cultivate to bring us closer to God’s presence.   What do you want to work on cultivating?  It is something personal or some kind of action; forgiveness, grace, love, calmness, confidence, a new opportunity to try, a new practice, hope, etc.   Please write down what you want to cultivate on the “spring colored” origami sheet shared in the bulletin.  After the service, we would welcome you to stay and make an origami crane using the instructions in the back (or fold it into another origami shape).   Or if you prefer, simply fold this in half, place in the basket on the way out, and volunteers will make the crane later.     

Special Music.   Allesyn Wesner 

Holy Communion for the First Sunday in Lent. (Adapted from Liturgy for Communion in celebration of the Atonement, pg. 196).  

Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, be with you all.

Amen.

Hymn.  Most Holy Lord and God. (pg. 203) 

 Most Holy Lord and God, Holy, Almighty God,

Holy and most merciful Savior, Thou eternal God!

Grant that we may never, Lose the comforts from Thy death

Have mercy, O Lord.

Most Holy Lord and God, Holy, Almighty God,

Holy and most merciful Savior, Thou eternal God!

Lamb of God unspotted, To our prayers, O lend an ear.

Have mercy, O Lord

Special Music  

(During this time, please come forward to pick up your bread and grape juice.  There are also pre-sealed cups/wafers available at the table if you prefer.)

Prayer of Thanksgiving

(Lord’s Prayer) 

Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said: Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.

 (All partake together.)

Silent prayer

By your divine presence,

By the holy sacraments,

By all the merits of your life, sufferings, death, and resurrection,

Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God. Amen.

In the same way, after supper our Lord Jesus Christ took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sin. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.

 (All partake together.)

Silent prayer

Christ, the Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

Grant to us your peace. Amen.

Whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death,

Until he comes.

Hymn “We who here together are assembled” ( pg. 207)

We who here together are assembled, Joining hearts and hands in one,

Bind ourselves with love that’s undissembled Christ to love and serve alone;

O may our imperfect songs and praises, Be well-pleasing unto Thee, Lord Jesus;

Say, “My peace I leave with you.” Amen, Amen, be it so.

The Lord bless you and keep you; 

The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you; 

The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace; 

In the name of Jesus. Amen. (Sung Response) 

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