March 14, 2021 – Seeing Our True Nature

Prelude

Tolling of the Hour

Means of Grace

Welcome and Announcements

*Songs of Gathering

For God So Loved the World

While we were still in sin He came
The Son of Man became a slave
Our hearts to ransom and to save
For God so loved the world

Though God He came to us in flesh
To prove His love and righteousness
To meet us here in our distress
For God so loved the world

How sweet the sound the lost are found

Chorus
For God so loved the world
He gave His only Son for us
And whoever should believe will never die
And God so loved the world
He gave His only Son for us
Oh for God so loved the world
For God so loved the world

I Know Whom I Have Believed

I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me He hath made known
Nor why unworthy Christ in love
Redeemed me for His own

Chorus
I know whom I have believed
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day
I know not how this saving faith
To me He did impart
Nor how believing in His word
Wrought peace within my heart

Chorus

I know not how the Spirit moves
Convincing men of sin
Revealing Jesus through the Word
Creating faith in Him

Chorus

I know not when my Lord may come
At night or noonday fair
Nor if I’ll walk the vale with Him
Or meet Him in the air

Chorus

CCLI Song # 31762

Prayer of Confession

The Lord shelters and protects us. The Lord gives us Life! Yet, we need to bring our burdens and Sin and leave them at the foot of the cross. Let us pray:

God of Mercy and Grace, the journey to the cross is difficult for us. Our relationship with You is not what it could be. Following Jesus is hard work, and sin clings to our lives, breaking our relationships with one another and leading us away from You. Forgive us and help us turn back to You. May we walk this Lenten journey with Christ, knowing in our hearts that Christ redeems, forgives, and heals. May we follow the light of life, the source of love. (Let us confess in silence to God the burdens of our hearts)

Hear the Good News! The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. Thanks be to God.

Moments with the Children

Scripture Readings

Sermon Seeing Our True Nature

“Just As I Am”

Just as I am without one plea
But that Thy Blood was shed for me
And that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee
O Lamb of God I come I come

Just as I am and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot
To Thee Whose Blood can cleanse each spot
O Lamb of God I come I come

Just as I am Thou wilt receive
Wilt welcome pardon cleanse relieve
Because Thy Promise I believe
O Lamb of God I come I come

Just as I am though tossed about
With many a conflict many a doubt
Fightings and fears within without
O Lamb of God I come I come

CCLI Song # 23206

*Affirmation of Faith

The Apostle’s 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 the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who are in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Offering of Gifts

Prayer of Gratitude

“Standing on the Promises”

Standing on the promises of Christ my King
Through eternal ages let His praises ring
Glory in the highest I will shout and sing
Standing on the promises of God

Chorus
Standing standing
Standing on the promises of God my Savior
Standing standing
I’m standing on the promises of God
Standing on the promises that cannot fail
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail
By the living Word of God I shall prevail
Standing on the promises of God

Chorus

Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect present cleansing in the blood for me
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free
Standing on the promises of God

Chorus

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s Sword
Standing on the promises of God

Chorus

CCLI Song # 31803

*Benediction

-Postlude

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