February 21 – Virtual Service

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Father… Forgive Them – Full Service

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THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

We have come to take up our crosses and follow Jesus.

Welcome

Silent Preparation

The Call to Worship:                                 (responsively)
L:         Lead us, O God, as we enter the Lenten season;
P:        Give us the courage of Jesus, Who did not hang back from confronting evil.
L:         Lead us, O God, as we enter the Lenten season;
P:        Give us the dedication of Jesus, Who was not diverted from preaching the Gospel.
L:         Lead us, O God, as we enter the Lenten season;
P:        Give us the compassion of Jesus, Who saw the suffering ones and was moved to help them.
L:         Lead us, O God, as we enter the Lenten season;
P:        Give us the faithfulness of Jesus, Who saw the cross, but did not turn back.

*“Love divine, all loves excelling”          vs. 1&3 233

The First Sunday in Lent reading            (responsively)

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:                Minister

*“In loving partnership”                vs. 1&4 759 (New)

The passing of the Peace:

The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you.  And also with you.

Scripture reading:
Luke 23: 32-39                                                  Minister

Sermon:      “Father…Forgive Them”

 Prayer of Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

*“Doxology”                

Offertory Prayer:                                               Minister

Announcements

*“Beneath the cross of Jesus”                vs. 1&3 185

Commissioning and Benediction

Three-fold Amen