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THE WORD SPEAKS TO OUR LIVES: Pastor Geoff
We’ll Get By with a Little Help from Our … Heroes
Our Hero #3, Joseph
Helps Us to Dream
THE LORD’S DAY
Third Sunday of Lent
BIBLE SENTENCE & PRAYER: Stated Supply Pastor Rev. Dr. R. Geoffrey Brown
PRELUDE: “He Hideth My Soul,” arr. Lloyd Larson
Musicians today: Barbara Jayne, Piano; Shannon Lewis, Violin
PLEASE NOTE: This music provides an opportunity for us to meditate, prepare our hearts, and reverently worship God the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit.
CALL TO WORSHIP: Elder Susan Colts
“To God only wise, be glory, through Jesus Christ, for ever. Amen.” (Rom 16:27)
“For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Rom 11:36)
“Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father, to Whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Gal 1:4, 5)
“And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil deed and bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (2 Tim 4:18)
“To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Eph 3:21)
“Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Phil 4:20)
“Through Jesus Christ to Whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Heb 13:21)
“To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” (2 Pet 3:18)
“To Him Who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood…to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (Rev 1:5, 6)
“To the only wise God our Savior be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” (Jude 25)
SONG OF PRAISE: “O God Beyond All Praising”
1 O God beyond all praising, we worship you today
and sing the love amazing that songs cannot repay;
for we can only wonder at every gift you send,at bles
sings without number and mercies without end:
we lift our hearts before you and wait upon your word,
we honor and adore you, our great and mighty Lord.
2 The flower of earthly splendor in time must surely die,
its fragile bloom surrender to you the Lord most high;
but hidden from all nature the eternal seed is sown –
though small in mortal stature, to heaven’s garden grown:
for Christ the Man from heaven from death has set us free,
and we through him are given the final victory!
3 Then hear, O gracious Savior, accept the love we bring,
that we who know your favor may serve you as our king;
and whether our tomorrows be filled with good or ill,
we’ll triumph through our sorrows and rise to bless you still:
to marvel at your beauty and glory in your ways,
and make a joyful duty our sacrifice of praise.
INVOCATION: In Unison
LORD God of Israel and Father of Jesus Christ, our King, You are the one true and only God, the wonder worker of Your creation. O, that You might grant us unity in Christ and empowered by Your Holy Spirit, that we may serve You and bless Your name in the singing of our hymns and psalms, in the prayers cast at Your feet and in receiving Your word to the nourishment of our souls. For to You be all service, blessing and adoration, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
HYMN OF WORSHIP: “The God of Abraham Praise”
1 The God of Abraham praise, who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of Everlasting Days, and God of Love; Jehovah, great I AM!
by earth and heaven confessed; I bow and bless the sacred name forever blest.
2 The great I AM has sworn; I on this oath depend.
I shall, on eagle wings upborne, to heaven ascend.I shall behold God’s face;
I shall God’s power adore, and sing the wonders of God’s grace forevermore.
3 The heavenly land I see, with peace and plenty blest;
a land of sacred liberty, and endless rest. There milk and honey flow,
and oil and wine abound, and trees of life forever grow with mercy crowned.
4 The God who reigns on high the great archangels sing, and “Holy, holy, holy!
cry “Almighty King! Who was, and is, the same, and evermore shall be:
Jehovah, Lord, the great I AM, we worship thee!”
CONFESSING OUR SIN TOGETHER: In Unison
Merciful God, You pardon all who truly repent and turn to You. We humbly confess our sins and ask Your mercy. We have not loved You with a pure heart, nor have we love our neighbor as ourselves. We have not acted in kindness with humility and meekness. Have mercy on us, O God, and in Your great compassion, cleanse us from our sin. Create in us a clean heart and let the peace of Christ rule in us. Restore to us the joy of Your salvation and sustain us with Your bountiful Spirit. Amen. Please the next few moments for quiet reflection and confession of sins to God.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON:
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
THE READING OF GOD’S WORD: Pastor Geoff
OT: Genesis 37: 1-19; NT: Colossians 3:1-17
OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS TO GOD FOR RPC MINISTRY & MISSION
OFFERTORY: “My Savior First of All,” arr. Mary McDonald
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
HYMN OF ADORATION: “Across the Lands”
1 You’re the Word of God the Father From before the world began.
Ev’ry star and ev’ry planet Has been fashioned by Your hand.
All creation holds together By the power of Your voice.
Let the skies declare Your glory; Let the land and seas rejoice!
You’re the Author of creation; You’re the Lord of ev’ry man;
And Your cry of love rings out across the lands.
2 Yet You left the gaze of angels, Came to seek and save the lost,
And exchanged the joy of heaven For the anguish of a cross.
With a prayer You fed the hungry; With a word You calmed the sea;
Yet how silently You suffered That the guilty may go free! (Refrain)
3 With a shout You rose victorious, Wresting vict’ry from the grave,
And ascended into heaven, Leading captives in Your way.
Now You stand before the Father, Interceding for Your own;
From each tribe and tongue and nation, You are leading sinners home! (Refrain)
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THE WORD SPEAKS TO OUR LIVES: Pastor Geoff
We’ll Get By with a Little Help from Our–Heroes
#3 Our Hero, Joseph―
Helps Us to Dream
CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER: Pastor Geoff
You will be directed when to take the Elements.
Taking of the Bread: Piano Meditation
Drinking the Cup in unison
CLOSING SONG: “God of Grace”
1 God of grace amazing wonder Irresistible and free
Oh the miracle of mercy Jesus reaches down to me
2 God of grace I stand in wonder As my God restores my soul
His own blood has paid my ransom Awesome cost to make me whole
3 God of grace who loved and knew me Long before the world began
Sent my savior down from heaven Perfect God and perfect man
4 God of grace I trust in Jesus I’m accepted as His own
Everyday new grace sustains me As I lean on Him alone
5 God of grace I stand astounded Cleansed forgiven and secure
All my fears are now confounded And my hope is ever secure
6 God of grace now crowned in glory Where one day I’ll see Your face
And forever I’ll adore You In Your everlasting grace
WE DEPART TO GLORIFY GOD WITH ALL THAT WE ARE IN ALL THAT WE DO
As we gather in fellowship-please wear a facemask for the safety of others.