Spiritual Seasons in Our Lives!

Spiritual Seasons in Our Lives!

4th  Sunday of Lent  (Printable PDF)
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PRELUDE: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah—CWM RHONDDA; Mark Patterson

Pastor:       What brings you joy?
All:            What slows you down?
Pastor:       What gives you hope?
All:            What makes you think?
Pastor:       What invites you into wonder?
All:            What challenges you to change?
Pastor:       What voice speaks or sings truth you cannot express yourself?
All:            Might it have something to do with the Holy?
Pastor:       Let us open our mind and our eyes!
All:            Look for a time through—the God window.

HYMN:  Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee  #611
CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT (repeat lines after leader)

Pastor:            We have been empty, let us be filled.
All:                 We have been lost, we need to be found fast.
Pastor:            We have been asleep, may we awaken soon
All:                 We have been blind. Let us see.
Pastor:            We have sinned. We seek forgiveness.
All:                 We have been sinned against. Let us now forgive.
Pastor:            We have lived in silence about violence. Let us create new community.
All:                 The Holy Spirit searches the heart, goes down deep!
Pastor:            To bring healing and wholeness to all souls. Amen.  

HYMN:  He Came Down #137
SCRIPTURE:           Ecclesiastes 3:1-15     John 12:20-33
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE: Come and Find the Quiet Center #2128
SERMON: Spiritual Seasons in Our Lives!
HYMN: I Need Thee #735
CHORAL ANTHEM:  A Singer’s Prayer—Robert J. Powell
Morning Prayer, Lord’s Prayer, Congregational Response
Come, Bring Your Burdens to God (sing twice) #851
OFFERTORY SOLO: Climbin’ Up the Mountain—Patsy Ford Simms; Jennifer Weiman, mezzo soprano
                 Offering link
(repeat after leader)

Beauty is before us, and beauty is behind us.
Above and below us hovers the beautiful.
We are surrounded by it. We are immersed in it.
In our youth we are aware of beauty’s power.
And in old age we shall walk quietly the beautiful trail.
May the Beauty of The One Who is Everywhere be with all beings. Amen.

HYMN: Lord, Make Us More Holy  #313
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE: Nunc Dimittis (for Night Prayer)-  stanzas 1 and 2
POSTLUDE: Tambourin—Elsabetta de Gambarini (1731-1765)

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

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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