Worship with Us this Week

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Third Sunday in Lent!

10:00 am 

Centering In Christ: Repenting

HERE IS THE ADVANCE COPY OF THE BULLETIN FOR THIS WEEK’S SERVICE
INTROIT

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

L: We have come this day to learn about what God expects of us.
P: Sometimes we really don’t want to know what God wants. We are afraid to make the commitments God seeks.
L: God is persistent. God will not let us off the hook so easily.
P: But we have failed so many times in the past. How can we possibly serve now?
L: Open your hearts to receive forgiveness and healing. Listen to God. Be ready to work with God for hope, peace, justice and love.
P: Be with us, Lord. Help us to turn around, to see you, to serve you, to witness to your Love. AMEN.

*OPENING HYMN
 
 God of Grace and God of Glory
Red Hymnal # 577 (v. 1-4)
 
*GREETING IN THE FELLOWSHIP OF CHRIST
 
Liturgist: The peace of Christ be with you.
 
Response: And also, with you.
 
SHARING OUR GIFTS, TITHES, & OFFERING
 
OFFERTORY
God’s Word is the Door
 Children’s Choir                                                         
 
*DOXOLOGY
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
Red Hymnal # 95
 
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
God of love and forgiveness, we offer our gifts this morning, knowing that we resemble those to whom Isaiah prophesied, “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?” We have chased after things that we thought would bring joy, and then found them to be empty and unfulfilling. Lord, we long to return to you and invest ourselves in things that last and that bring lasting joy, as we seek you in every moment, with all we have and all we are. We pray this in Christ’s holy name. Amen. 
(Isaiah 55:1-9)

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE
 
 
JOYS & CONCERNS
 
MORNING PRAYER
Open our eyes, our ears, our hearts and spirits this morning, Lord, that we may be healed of our faithlessness, freed from our fears and anxieties, and placed on the pathways that lead to peace and service to you. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Lord Jesus, we welcome you now in this time of silence and reflection…

SILENT PRAYER
 
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
 
*CENTERING HYMN
 
Eagle’s Wings
Red Hymnal # 143 (Sing 2x)
 
*SCRIPTURE LESSON
 
Luke 13:1-9
               NT Page # 76 PB) & Page # 848 (GB)
 
SERMON
        Centering in Christ:  Repenting
Guest Preacher, Dr. Judy Johnson
 
*CLOSING HYMN
 
Father, I Adore You
Black Hymnal # 2038 (v. 1 & 3)
 
*BENEDICTION
 
*SENDING FORTH
Shalom to You
Red Hymnal # 666 (Sing 1x)

POSTLUDE
 
The asterisk (*) indicates when to stand as you are able.

PRAYERS OF COMFORT FOR THE FAMILY, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF BOB WEST.

PRAYERS OF CONCERN FOR:

Chris Ackerman, Joan Ahuna, Jerry Averett, All Our Military, Joanne Bourquin,  Connie Bredemeyer, Paige Bretz,, Daniel Buckelew, Patricia Buckelew, Analia Castillo, Paul Castillo, Hazel Cook, Tom & Patti Curth, Mark Darling, Tyler Dimick, Lee & Sharon Ellis, Carole Gardner, Paul Gerhardt, Betty Graham, Cliff Hayes, Jacob Hayes, Jeff Hayes, Harumi Hirohata, Marvin Jordan, Dani Melton, Danlin Melton, Hisae “Sue” Nicewonger, Nancy Noble,  Heather O’Brien, Jeff Parks, John & Linda Person, Gene Poe, Greg Poe, Joshua Poe, Larry Poe, Melissa Pryor, Jeff Rich, Melissa Ric, Corrina Robinson, Sheri Ross, Michael Sloan, Don Strickland, The Unemployed, Ron Ward, Dee White, Walt White, Vanessa Wilk, Ed Woodward, Jan Woodward, Wounded Warrior Families, Mike Zorick

PRAYERS FOR HEALING FOR:

Eddie Aguilar, Jack Bourquin, Michelle Chaffee, Joe & Joseph Collins, Mallory Collins, Betty Copher, Carolyn Daniels, Barbara Feldermann, Tom Griffiths, Michael Gruber, Michelle Gruber, Michael Heyer, Greg James, Carla Kenning, Julie Kistler, Connie Lambert, Grace Lescher, Mary Minamide, Edgardo Molato, Jeanne Poe, Nancy Pryor, Don Simmons, Brynne Sorrell, Janet Spier, Nancy Stevens, Suer Family, Kitty Van Slyke, Larry & Nancy Wakefield, John Webster, Sheila West  

Today’s Altar Flowers are given in honor of a successful covenant partnership with Lift Ministries. Today’s Greeters are Joe Botelho, Cathy Brocker. Today’s Ushers are Barbara Grode, Marcia Renaldi. Today’s Liturgist is Drew Patterson. Our Music Director is Jerry Bursch. Our Sound Tech is Sophia Rivera. Our Nursery Assistant is Deborah Greenman. Our Coffee Hosts are

The mission of the Shepherd of the Valley UMC is TO SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST WITH OUR NEIGHBORS IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY.

Shepherd of the Valley UMC

45501 Deglet Noor Street

PO Box 1805, Indio, CA 92202

760-347-1046 (Office) 760-775-6037 (Fax)

IndioUMC@gmail.com

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