Sunday, March 15, 2020

Message from Rev. Barbara Bryce

Sunday, March 15th, 2020
Third Sunday of Lent

Introit:  Nearer my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 
                E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
                Still all my song shall be, nearer my God to thee,
Nearer, my God to thee, nearer to thee! (#497v.1)

Call to Worship:  L:  Sometimes, O God, we come thirsting for your presence. 
P:  Be with us this day, O God. 
L:  Sometimes we come seeking your Spirit, O God. 
P:  Fill us and renew us this day, O God. 
L:  Let the worship that we offer, the prayers and the praise we raise up to you this day,
P:  Bring us nearer and closer to you, O God. 
L:  Now seeking God’s spirit and God’s presence,
P:  Let us worship our God together. 

Hymn                                   Come Let Us Sing                                             222

Prayer:  O God we confess that sometimes when we come to worship, we do not really expect to encounter or experience your presence.  We may not come prepared to hear the word you are speaking to us this day.  We may not be ready to be challenged and changed by your call and your grace.  Prepare us, O God, we pray, in heart and mind that we may be ready to worship you in spirit and in truth.  We pray in the name of our Saviour, Jesus the Christ.  Amen. 

                Welcome – Announcements – Sharing Time

The Word
Hymn                   I’ve Got Peace Like a River                          577

Scripture Lessons:                         Exodus 17:1-7
                                                                Psalm 95 p.814VU
                                                                Romans 5:1-11
                                                                John 4:5-42

Hymn                   I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say                    626


The Offering of our Gifts
Response:  We give you but your own, whate’er the gift may be;
                All that we have is thine alone, we give it thankfully. (#542)

Dedication Prayer

Minute for Mission

Prayers of the People and Prayer of our Saviour

Hymn                                   Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah                               651

Benediction and Choral Amen


In loving memory of Doug and Lorne Templeton
From the family.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Barbara and Alyson for thinking of gathering us together to bring us hope for the days ahead. :)