WP March 15, 2020

March 15, 2020: Third 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.

We want to follow Jesus, who walked the path of obedience, in spite of the resistance and persecution that resulted.

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

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!

 

*OPENING PRAYER

 

*PRAISE SONGS  Above All; Majesty

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost.  

We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way.  

We are misled by pride—

for we see ourselves pure when we are stained and great when we are small.  

We have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth.  

Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sin.  Return us to paths of righteousness through Jesus Christ, our Savior.  Amen.

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

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING  Think About His Love

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

*PRAISE SONG  To God Be the Glory

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Mark 12:1-17

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON   “Think Like Jesus:  Give to God What is God’s”

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

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.

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING SONG  May the Mind of Christ, My Savior

 

*BENEDICTION