Sunday, February 28, 2021

11:00 AM Live Stream Service

WESTMINSTER CHIMES​

PRELUDE

Erhalt, Uns, Herr

(The Glory of These Forty Days)

Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)

Mitchell R. Weisiger

VOCAL INTROIT

Sign Us with Ashes

WELCOME TO DUST AND ASHES THEME

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Genesis 3:1-19

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.

Silent Prayer

LENT KYRIE

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

HYMN

This Is My Father’s World

PASSING OF THE PEACE

WELCOME AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISCIPLESHIP

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SCRIPTURE LESSON

Mark 1:9-15

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

 

SERMON

Final Dust | The Rev. Andrew C. Whaley

Download a Copy of the Sermon Here

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

CALL FOR THE OFFERING

OFFERTORY

ComeHome
arr.Craig Courtney
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.

DOXOLOGY

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

HYMN

The Glory of These Forty Days

CHARGE AND BLESSING

POSTLUDE

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

arr. Gilbert Martin

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dinner to Go 

Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 6:00 PM

Sign-Up ONLINE HERE or call 540-343-5541 x111 and leave Anne Currin a message

 

Almsgiving

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.

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