3rd Sunday of Lent
Love’s Last Words: Words from the Cross
Order of Worship
Pastor Bruce provides some instructions for Online Worship
We Gather to Worship Our God
Song of Preparation and Gathering: Man of Sorrows
Pastor Bruce welcomes us to worship and God’s Greeting
Psalm 133:1,4: “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.”
Romans 12:5 “In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” The Lord has given us a new family. As we place our faith in Jesus, we belong not only to Him but also to a community of brothers and sisters who gather in His name.
Song of Praise: Come People of the Risen King
Our New Life in Christ
Pastor Bruce leads us in prayer
Words of Assurance: 1 Peter 2:9-10 “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people. Once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. In Christ we are forgiven, redeemed and made to be a community united in faith. Thanks be to God.”
Prayer of Confession and Prayers of the People
Song of Thanksgiving: O How Good It Is
We Go Out in Faith
Pastor Bruce leads us in our shared Testimony of Faith and gives us God’s Blessing
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
God’s Blessing to His People
Closing Song: You Are My All in All