SUNDAY WORSHIP

HERE IS THE ADVANCE BULLETIN FOR OUR SUNDAY ZOOM CHURCH SERVICE.  It is regularly being updated as more information comes in. 

 

Sunday, March 7, 2021,  10:00 am

Communion Sunday!

Third Sunday of Lent!

 

9:45 Fellowship Check-In to see and hear our friends and family.  We can chat as if we are in the Narthex until 10:00 when the service begins.  Please mute your microphone when you are not participating to reduce noise.

 

CHECK-IN    Please mute unless talking.  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Unmute yourself to participate.

 

WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN GOD AT WORK?  Unmute yourself to participate.  Then please mute yourself again until Joys and Concerns.

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PRAYER BREATHING (Psalm 19:14)

 In: “O Lord, my rock …”

Out: “… and my redeemer.”

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PRELUDE:

 

CALL TO WORSHIP:

L: We stand in the need of the presence of God.

P: Our lives can so easily become corrupted by our own greed.

L: But the Lord has heard our cries and calls us forward on this journey.

P: Lord, guide our steps.

L: Come, let us worship God who is always with us.

P: Let us open our hearts to the healing, restoring love of God. AMEN.

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OPENING HYMN: I Stand Amazed in the Presence UMH #371 (1,4,&5)

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JOYS AND CONCERNS: Please Share JOYS as well as concerns by unmuting your mic.

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OPENING PRAYER: Lord, we come to you this day with so many things laying claim to our lives, our hearts, and our spirits. Open our ears and our hearts to hear your words of healing love. Prepare us to be faithful disciples for you. For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

 

PASTORAL PRAYER: Lord, sometimes we have difficulty hearing the story of Jesus cleansing the Temple of those who would lie, cheat, and steal. We always want Jesus to be patient, meek, and mild. But there are many times when bold action is required to cleanse the cancer of greed and avarice from our lives. Lord, help us to remember that Jesus’ patient words often fell upon deaf ears. Remind us that we need to be bold in our faith; first examining our lives and clearing out the pain, greed and fear. Replace our anxieties with confidence in your all-sustaining love and grace. Enable us to put our service to you and your people above our selfishness. As we reach out to others in need, remind us that we also stand in need of your mercy.

We pray in the name of Jesus who taught us to pray …

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,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

 

SPECIAL MUSIC:

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SCRIPTURE READING:  John 2:13-22

13 It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 He found in the temple those who were selling cattle, sheep, and doves, as well as those involved in exchanging currency sitting there. 15 He made a whip from ropes and chased them all out of the temple, including the cattle and the sheep. He scattered the coins and overturned the tables of those who exchanged currency. 16 He said to the dove sellers, “Get these things out of here! Don’t make my Father’s house a place of business.” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written, Passion for your house consumes me.

18 Then the Jewish leaders asked him, “By what authority are you doing these things? What miraculous sign will you show us?”

19 Jesus answered, “Destroy this temple and in three days I’ll raise it up.”

20 The Jewish leaders replied, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and you will raise it up in three days?” 21 But the temple Jesus was talking about was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered what he had said, and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

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SERMON TITLE: CLEANSED

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THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. 
We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing …

…And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
…”Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”

LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER (VERSE 1)

Let us break bread together on our knees, (on our knees)
Let us break bread together on our knees. (on our knees)
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me. (on me)… “Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER (VERSE 2)

Let us drink wine together on our knees, (on our knees)
Let us drink wine together on our knees. (on our knees)
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me. (on me)

…And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us,
as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again. Amen.
…all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God), now and forever.

Amen.

LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER (VERSE 3)

Let us praise God together on our knees, (on our knees)
Let us praise God together on our knees. (on our knees)
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me. (on me)

PARTAKING OF THE SACRAMENT TOGETHER

Remember your membership vows to joyfully offer your praise, prayers, gifts, service, and witness.

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HYMN OF THANKSGIVING: We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise  TFWS #2013

We bring the sacrifice of praise
into the house of the Lord.
We bring the sacrifice of praise
into the house of the Lord.

And we offer up to You
The sacrifices of thanksgiving;
And we offer up to You
The sacrifices of joy.

 

SENDING FORTH PRAYER:  Let us go forth with the Lord at our side, seeking goodness and compassion. May we bring the words of hope and peace to all we meet. Let us go into the world in peace. AMEN.

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HYMN OF PARTING: SHALOM TO YOU

Shalom to you now, shalom my friends.

May God’s full mercies bless you, my friends.

In all your living and through all your loving

Christ be your shalom. Christ be your shalom.

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BENEDICTION

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POSTLUDE

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Unmute yourself if you would like to say goodbye to everyone.

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Video of today’s worship can be found at indioumc.com