Sunday, February 28, 2021
11:00 AM Live Stream Service
Erhalt, Uns, Herr
(The Glory of These Forty Days)
Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)
Mitchell R. Weisiger
Sign Us with Ashes
WELCOME TO DUST AND ASHES THEME
OLD TESTAMENT READING
CALL TO CONFESSION AND PRAYER OF CONFESSION
We have tried being the arbiter of good and evil.
We have tried to live without concern for others.
We have hidden ourselves away in shame and regret.
And our pride cuts us off from you,
our independence severs our relationships,
and our hiding leaves us alone and afraid.
We are tired, God, of trying to be our own Creators.
We turn to you and beg your mercy.
Receive us and restore us.
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
This Is My Father’s World
PASSING OF THE PEACE
WELCOME AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISCIPLESHIP
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Final Dust | The Rev. Andrew C. Whaley
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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
CALL FOR THE OFFERING
Haley Lynch, Alto
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling for you and for me; See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching, watching for you and for me. Come home, come home, you who are weary, come home.
Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading, pleading for you and for me. Why should we linger and heed not His mercies, mercies for you and for me. Come home, come home, you who are weary, come home.
Of or the wonderful love He has promised, promised for you and for me! Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon, pardon for you and for me. Come home, come home, you who are weary, come home.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
The Glory of These Forty Days
CHARGE AND BLESSING
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
arr. Gilbert Martin
Dinner to Go
Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 6:00 PM
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Throughout Lent, our opportunity for generosity ties into the Lenten practice of almsgiving. Alms are a monetary sacrifice to help people in
need, in a broader sense these are acts of mercy. Jesus gives a clear mandate of alms (Mark 6, Luke 12). Driven by our love of God and our
love of neighbor, you’re invited to tangibly practice almsgiving during Lent by collecting items to support the Presbyterian Community
Center’s Food Pantry. Grab a box or a bag and set it out in your home. Each week during Lent, we ask that you’ll pick up specific items off the list of things needed. You’re invited to drop off the items to the church on different Saturdays throughout Lent. While you could add
everything to your Kroger ClickList in the beginning, we ask that you intentionally practice giving alms throughout Lent, opening yourself to be drawn into a deeper encounter with Christ who is present in those whom we give of ourselves in love.
Food items are to be canned, jars, bagged, or boxed. You don’t have to pick up all of these items each week but these are the ones we’ll be focusing on each week:
Week #1 - drop off February 27: gloves, hats, and socks, toothbrushes, and toothpaste
Week #2 - drop off March 6: tuna, chicken, salmon, beanie weenies, and pork and beans
Week #3 - drop off March 13: corn, peas, baked beans, pinto beans
Week #4 - drop off March 20: oatmeal & dry cereal, zipper seal bags
Week #5 - drop off March 27: canned fruit, rice, dry beans
Week #6 - drop off April 3: hand sanitizer, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent (small containers), tissues
As we give throughout Lent in hopes of this practice transforming us to give always, we can pray each week as we gather our items together, God, you blessed us to be a blessing to others. Let our almsgiving be a blessing to our neighbors. May this practice of giving draw us closer to you, opening us to continually look for ways to give to all of your beloved children. Amen
Drop-In Online Fellowship
•Today, Sunday, February 28
•Please join us immediately after the worship livestream today for an informal drop-in Zoom meeting. This is a chance for new online viewers to learn more about the church and for everyone watching the livestream to fellowship together.
•Zoom link available in the 2/22 This Week
Open Door Prayers
•An opportunity to come into the sanctuary for quiet reflection and prayer each Tuesday from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.
•No liturgy, no sermon, just quiet time with God. Listen to the meditative music of the organ.
•Enter through the side doors of the Sanctuary by the playground or alley.