What Does Your Life Want to Become?

What Does Your Life Want to Become?

Third Sunday of Lent—Celebration of Lord’s Supper  (Printable PDF)
*    Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts
*    Today’s service includes communion.  Please ready some bread and grape juice/wine in preparation.

PRELUDE: O My Soul— SOUTHERN HARMONY, arr. Leila J. Viss
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS: Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ  #526
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT:  All Who Hunger  #509
SCRIPTURE:       Exodus 3:1-15, Matthew 16:21-28
SUNG RESPONSE: Jesus, We Are Here (both stanzas) #392
CHORAL ANTHEM: Lead Me, Lord- Wesley
SERMON:  What Does Your Life Want to Become?
SUNG PREPARATION FOR COMMUNION: Let Us Break Bread Together  # 525
CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION:
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE:

Pastor:       Let us gather around the table with the offering of bread and drink upon it and the promise of the Living Christ among us.
People:      This is the welcome table of God where all who seek to be at peace with their neighbor and all who seek the sweet grace and strong love of God in Christ are embraced.
Pastor:       Come, for we are invited in to this holy mystery. Come!
People:      We are ready!
Pastor:       Jesus said: “I am the bread of life. All who come to me shall not hunger, and all who believe in me shall never be thirsty.”
People:      We are hungry for Your Love, O God, We are thirsty for Your Deep Peace, O Lamb of God. We come with prayers of thanksgiving and hope, Seeking an unusual gift— an experience of wonder and joy.
Pastor:       Come, Holy Spirit. Come. Open our eyes to the mystery of Christ’s presence in these ordinary things in these our ordinary lives. May they be for us the very essence of the living Christ in our midst. Through the broken bread…
People:      We are becoming the Body of Christ
Pastor:       Through the cup of blessing…
People:      We celebrate the new life Christ gives us.
Pastor:      Let us pray by singing, then lift up names of people we wish to pray for, concluding with The Lord’s Prayer (Glory to God, page 35)…

CONGREGATIONAL SUNG PRAYER: Come, Bring Your Burdens to God  #851
BREAKING AND SHARING OF THE BREAD
POURING AND SHARING OF THE WINE

Pastor:       The Grace, Peace, Love and Joy of Jesus Christ be with you.
People:      And also with you.
Pastor:       Let us pray…..

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING:

Gracious and loving God, You have made us one in the body of Christ,
and nourished us at Your table with holy food and drink.
Thank you for feeding our hunger and relieving our thirst.
Now send us into the world to do the work You have given us to do;
to find the lost and lonely, to heal wounded souls,
to free people in bondage, and give compassion to the vulnerable,
to love Beauty, the Planet and Sky and all good things that live in them,
to persevere in resisting evil, and to proclaim in all we say and do
your good news in Christ Jesus our Redeemer. Amen.

COMMUNION RESPONSE:  Into My Heart  #2160
WELCOME
OFFERTORY SOLO: Memory Mist-  Florence Price             Emily Davidson, Pianist
                 Offering link
PRAYER OF DEDICATION:  Lord, We Have Come at Your Own Invitation #503
BLESSING
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE: Nunc Dimittis (for Night Prayer)-  stanzas 1 and 2
POSTLUDE: It Is Well— arr. Leila J. Viss

Link for Lent Fundraiser: http://westportpresbyterian.org/mission-outreach/water-project/

Participants:
Pastor- Scott Myers
Piano- Emily Davidson
Choir- Josh Stark, Neil Long, Jennifer Weiman, Em WitbolsFeugen
Camera/Facebook/Prayer requests: Deanna Capps
Webpage- Martine Roesel

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