The Order of Worship

Sunday, February 28, 2021

2nd Sunday of Lent 


Filled with the Holy Spirit,

we are a people of prayer

committed to love one another

and equipped to share Christ’s love throughout the world.


Prelude: 

Welcome & Announcements:

Call to Worship: Shall We Gather at the River

Responsive Reading: Psalm 25:1-10

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

O my God, in you I trust;

do not let me be put to shame;

do not let my enemies exult over me.


Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;

let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.


Make me to know your ways, O LORD;

teach me your paths.


Lead me in your truth, and teach me,

for you are the God of my salvation;

for you I wait all day long.


Be mindful of your mercy, O LORD,

and of your steadfast love,

for they have been from of old.


Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;

according to your steadfast love remember me,

for your goodness' sake, O LORD!


Good and upright is the LORD;

therefore he instructs sinners in the way.


He leads the humble in what is right,

and teaches the humble his way.


All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness,

for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.


To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

O my God, in you I trust.


Hymn: Come, Thou Almighty King…page 61 (1-4)

Come, thou almighty King,

help us thy name to sing,

help us to praise!

Father all glorious, o’er all victorious,

come and reign over us,

Ancient of Days!

Verse 2

Come, thou incarnate Word,

gird on thy mighty sword,

our prayer attend!

Come, and they people bless,

and give thy word success;

Spirit of holiness, on us descend!

Verse 3

Come, holy Comforter, thy sacred witness bear,

in this glad hour.

Thou who almighty art, now rule in every heart,

and ne’er from us depart,

Spirit of power!

Verse 4

To thee, great One in Three,

eternal praises be,

hence, evermore.

Thy sovereign majesty

may we in glory see,

and to eternity

love and adore!


The Affirmation of Faith: The Apostle’s Creed #881

I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord:
who was conceived of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose 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 live everlasting. Amen.


Gloria Patri…Page 70

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

as it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen. Amen.


Praise Song: Wade in the Water 

Wade in the water,

wade in the water, children, wade in the water,

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

See that host all dressed in white,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water, 

The leader looks like the Israelite,

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

Verse 2

Wade in the water,

wade in the water, children, wade in the water,

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

See that band all dressed in red,

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

Looks like the band that Moses led,

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

Verse 3

Wade in the water,

wade in the water, children, wade in the water,

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

Look over yonder, what do I see?

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

The Holy Ghost a coming on me,

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

Verse 4

Wade in the water,

wade in the water, children, wade in the water,

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

If you don’t believe I’ve been redeemed,

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

Just follow me down to Jordan’s stream,

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

Wade in the water,

wade in the water, children, wade in the water,

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.


Pastoral Prayer
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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 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.


Anthem: Down to the River to Pray 


Offertory Prayer


Doxology:

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen


Children’s Moment & Song (Pharoah, Pharoah)


Pharaoh Pharaoh, Oh baby, Let my people go!
(yeah, yeah, yeah . . .)
Pharaoh Pharaoh, Oh baby, Let my people go!
Well, the burning bush told me just the other day
That I should come over here and say
Got to get my people out of Pharaoh’s hand
And lead them on over to the promised land.
Pharaoh Pharaoh, Oh baby, Let my people go!
(yeah, yeah, yeah . . .)
Pharaoh Pharaoh, Oh baby, Let my people go!


Prayer for Illumination

Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.


Gospel Reading * Please Stand for the Gospel. Mark 1:9-15

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven,

“You are my Son, the Beloved;

with you I am well pleased.”

And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”


Leader: The Word of God, for the people of God!

People: Thanks be to God.


Sermon Scripture: 1 Peter 3:18-22 NRSV

For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you--not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.


Leader: This is The Word of God, for the people of God!

People: Thanks be to God.


Sermon: “Death in the Flesh, Alive in the Spirit”

You can reach our minister, Tony Proctor, here.


Final Hymn: And Are We Yet Alive…No. 553 (1,6)

Verse 1

And are we yet alive, and see each other’s face?

Glory and thanks to Jesus give for his almighty grace!

Verse 6

Let us take up the cross till we the crown obtain,

and gladly reckon all things loss so we may Jesus gain.


Benediction

Postlude


Filled Up and Poured Out


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