Sweetwater Presbyterian

Small in size, Big in Faith and Love

Sweetwater Presbyterian Church
The Church at Worship
February 25, 2018 2nd Sunday of Lent

Gathering Words:
This is the day the Lord has made
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
People: And also with you

Welcome and Announcements
Lighting of the Candles

Verses of Silent Reflection
The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:34

*Call to Worship
Leader: Jesus wants us to follow him. Are you ready?
People: We will follow wherever Jesus goes. Leader: But Jesus had no place to lay his head. Can you let go of your security.
People: God will help us on our journey.
Leader: But discipleship may disrupt your relationships. Can you do that?
People: We will follow wherever Jesus goes.
Leader: But discipleship may reorder your priorities Are you ready?
People: God will help us on our journey.

*Lenten Hymn: Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days #81
*Opening Prayer

Lenten Candles
Epistle Lesson Colossians 3:13-17

Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
Merciful God, you called us for freedom in Christ, be we have submitted to sin’s yoke. We have misused our freedom, making it an opportunity for self-indulgence instead of loving our neighbors as ourselves. We have been jealous, angry, quarrelsome, impure and idolatrous. (
Moment of silent confession) O God, have mercy on us and help us to allow you to transform us into people who desire to love and forgive. Amen.
The Assurance of Pardon
Leader: Hear and believe the good news of the gospel
People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
Choral Response: Amazing Grace V1 &2 #280

Christian Greetings

Pennies for Progress
Hymn: In Christ There Is No East or West #439

Children's Moment
Our children will leave for the nursery.

Congregational Prayer with Lord’s Prayer

Gospel Lesson Luke 9:52-56
Prayer of Illumination
Open My Eyes That I May See V2 #324
Sermon Shake the Dust off Your Feet
Declaration of Faith
The Apostle’s Creed

Minute For Mission One Great Hour of Sharing
Lenten Offering
Souper Bowl

Invitation to the Offering
*Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

*Closing Hymn: I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art #457

Leader: May you receive God with a tender heart.
People: We will follow God with a steadfast vision.
Leader: May you proclaim the kingdom of God in all you do.
People: God’s Spirit will sustain, nourish, and guide us on our journey.

Choral Benediction Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley V1&2 #80

Please come to the front of the sanctuary during the Choral Benediction as we gather for a moment of prayer for our church.