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Hawaii Kai United Church of Christ

Worship Order for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 22, 2020

Facebook Live:  10:00 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time

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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 taught us that loving God and neighbor are interconnected.

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

 

SONG OF PRAISE  

Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound

Words by John Newton

Public domain

 

Amazing grace!  How sweet the sound—

That saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost but now am found,

Was blind but now I see.

 

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed!

 

The Lord has promised good to me,

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.

 

Through many dangers, toils and snares, 

I have already come;

‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Holy and merciful God, we confess to you and to one another, 

and to the whole communion of saints in heaven and on earth,

that we have sinned by our own fault in thought, word and deed,

by what we have done and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.

We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We have not forgiven others as we have been forgiven.

Have mercy on us, O God.

Accept our repentance, O God,

for the wrongs we have done.

For all false judgments, for uncharitable thoughts toward our neighbors,

and for our prejudice and contempt toward those who differ from us,

accept our repentance, O God.

Restore us, O God, and let your anger depart from us.

Favorably hear us, O God, for our mercy is great.  Amen.

Adapted and reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook © 2004 Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Mark 12:28-43

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON “Think Like Jesus:  Love God with All”

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

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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

(Please send your offerings to the church office at 6650 Hawaii Kai Drive #102, Honolulu, HI  96825.  Checks only, please.)

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

(Please share your announcements by commenting on Facebook or send them by email or telephone call to the church office.)

 

*CLOSING SONG  

May the Mind of Christ My Savior

Words by Kate B. Wilkinson, Music by Cyril Barham-Gould

All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-720611.

 

May the mind of Christ, my Savior, live in me from day to day,

By His love and power controlling all I do and say.

 

May the word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour,

So that all may see I triumph only through His power.

 

May the peace of God, my Father, rule my life in everything,

That I may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing.

 

May the love of Jesus fill me, as the waters fill the sea;

Him exalting, self-abasing—this is victory.

 

May I run the race before me, strong and brave to face the foe,

Looking only unto Jesus as I onward go.

 

May His beauty rest upon me as I seek the lost to win,

And may they forget the channel, seeing only Him.

 

 

*BENEDICTION

May the God of love, who shared his love,

strengthen us in our love for others.

May the Son who shared his life

grant us grace, that we might share our life.

And may the Holy Spirit dwelling in us

empower us to be the only and always for others.

Amen.