March 26, 2017

4th Sunday in Lent

10:20AM


Greet your neighbors–Pass Friendship Pad to others in your pew, and then pass it back.


On the Lord’s Day, we gather to praise the triune God, confess our sins, and seek God’s grace. We hear the good news of the Gospel and celebrate the sacraments. In gratitude, we respond by affirming our faith and by dedicating our offerings to the Lord. And, we are sent to go forth to glorify God through our daily living.


Gathering





Prelude

“He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought!”

Dale Wood

Welcome, Announcements, Joys & Concerns



Call To Worship

Becky Panko

L: God does not see as mortals see.

P: We look on the outward appearance; God looks on the heart.

L: Jesus, Light of the World,

P: give us eyes to see as you see!

L: Let us worship God.



Opening Prayer

*Hymn #451

“Open My Eyes, That I May See”

*Call To Confession

*Prayer Of Confession

Gracious God, we are people who still love darkness rather than light. We see ourselves as blameless, but pass judgment on others. Forgive us, we pray. Bring us into your light that we may see ourselves rightly. Bring us into your light that we may know ourselves loved. Bring us into your light that we may live more fruitful lives. Raise us, we pray, from the deadness of sin, and shine upon us with your grace, in the name of Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen.

*Silent Prayer Of Confession

*Assurance Of Pardon

*Gloria Patri #581

Children’s chat

Matt Barany




Anthem

“Shepherd of My Soul”

Lee Dengler


Hearing


Unison Prayer For Illumination


Gracious God, illumine our hearts and minds as the Scriptures are proclaimed, so that by the power of your Holy Spirit we may see what is good and right and true. And seeing, may we do what is pleasing to you, so that your glory becomes visible in our words and deeds. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

First Lesson


I Samuel 16:1-13

Second Lesson

John 9:1-41




Sermon

“Sight”

Pastor Mindy


Responding


*Hymn #649 (vs. 1-3)

“Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound ”


*Affirmation Of Faith Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on 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 Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and life everlasting.




Minute for mission

One Great Hour of Sharing

Becky Panko




Offering



Offertory

“Christ, the Life of All the Living”

J.S.Bach

*Doxology #606

“Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Offertory Prayer


Prayers of God’s people and the lord’s prayer


Sending




*Hymn #649 (vs. 4-5)

“Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound”

*Benediction

*Hymn #601


“Amen”

Postlude

“The Kingsfold Trumpet”

Alfred V. Fedak


*Those Who Can , May Stand