Sweetwater Presbyterian

Small in size, Big in Faith and Love

Sweetwater Presbyterian Church
The Church at Worship

March 26, 2017 4th 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
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:7-9

* CALL TO WORSHIP: (Psalm 37)
Leader: Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
People: We delight in the Lord and he gives us the desires of our heart.
Leader: Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:
People: God will make our righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of our cause will be like the noonday sun.
Leader: If the Lord delights in our way, he will make our steps firm
People: Although we stumble, we will not fall, for the Lord upholds us with his hand.

*Lenten Hymn: The Old Rugged Cross #327 Celebration Hymnal
*Opening Prayer
Lenten Candles
Gospel Lesson:
John 8:3-11

Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
God of power and might, angels proclaim your glory throughout the earth. We shrink before the majesty of your throne, for your holiness is more than we can bear. We feel lost in your presence, for we are an unclean people with unclean lips. (moment of silent confession) Touch our mouths that we might be made clean. Send us forth as your people, that we may go where you send us. Help us say with your prophet Isaiah, “Here I am, send me.” In Christ’s saving grace we pray, 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 #280

Christian Greetings

Pennies for Progress

Hymn: Just as I Am, Without One Plea #370

Sunday School Moment
Children’s Message

Congregational Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 6:1-8

Choir Special “When Twilight Comes”

Sermon Paul’s Mission to Judea

Invitation to the Offering
*Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

*Hymn Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us #387

*Charge and Benediction
Leader: The voice of God is calling, “Whom shall I send?”
People: We are here to listen for God’s call.
Leader: The voice of God is calling: “Who will be my faithful disciple?”
People: We are here to understand God’s call.
Leader: The voice of God is calling: “Who will go and be a light to the nations?”
People: We are here to answer God’s call: “Here I am. Send me!”

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

We will gather at the front of the sanctuary for prayer.