Order of Worship ~ Sunday, March 22, 2020

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF ELMHURST
4th Sunday in Lent ~ UMCOR Sunday ~ March 22, 2020

Gathering Time

 

Call to Worship

Trust in the Lord and do good.
May the Lord give strength to his people!
O taste and see that the Lord is good!
God is our refuge and strength.

Opening Hymn #381:  Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

1 Savior, like a shepherd lead us,

Much we need Thy tender care;

In Thy pleasant pastures feed us,

For our use Thy folds prepare:

Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus, Thou hast bought us, Thine we are;

Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus, Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.

 

 

 

 

Prayer of the Day

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world:
Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Old Testament Reading:  Ezekiel 1:1-3

The Gospel Reading: John 4:19-26

The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Praise be to you, Jesus Christ

Children’s Time

What is the significance of a Pretzel?  Pastor Joe will share the good news!

Message:  By the Chebar Canal

Rev. Joseph A. Johnson

Silence

Prayers of the People

Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art 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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen

Prayer of Confession

Passing the Peace

Please consider reaching out to someone in the congregation now through a card, text, social media platform or phone call.

Sharing of Tithes and Offerings

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Doxology
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,  Praise God, all creatures here below.  Praise God above, ye heavenly host;  Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

Closing Hymn #128:  He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought

1 He leadeth me: O blessed thought!
O words with heavenly comfort fraught! Whate’er I do, where’er I be,
still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.

Refrain:
He leadeth me, he leadeth me; by his own hand he leadeth me:

his faithful follower I would be, for by his hand he leadeth me.

Benediction