WP March 1, 2020

March 1, 2020:  First Sunday of Lent

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP

We gather in this season of Lent to journey to the cross with Jesus, 

knowing that death will give way to life.

Let us worship God, who has loved us 

and saved us through Jesus Christ.

Let us praise God for the grace that has saved us!

We want to follow Jesus, learn from him, and live like him.

We want to think like Jesus.

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*OPENING HYMN  Jesus Calls Us o’er the Tumult  #399

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

O Lord, you desire truth in our inward being;

teach us wisdom in our secret heart.

Send out your light, send out your truth,

and let them lead us to our home.

Take from us the weight of our sin,

that room might be made for the spirit of truth.

If we prepare a dwelling place, that spirit will abide within us,

and the truth will set our spirits free.

Then we shall love not only in word, but in deed, and in truth,

and by this know that our service is faithful.

O Lord, you desire truth in our inward being;

teach us wisdom in our secret heart. Amen.

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook © 2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Mark 10:17-31

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON  Think Like Jesus: The First Will Be Last and the Last Will Be First

 

COMMUNION HYMN  Before Your Cross, O Jesus 

 

COMMUNION

 

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.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING HYMN  May the Mind of Christ, My Savior  #483

 

*BENEDICTION