My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me – Full Service
THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
We have come to take up our crosses and follow Jesus.
The Call to Worship: (responsively)
L: Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name.
P: Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits –
L: Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
P: Who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
L: Who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
All: Praise the Lord, all His works everywhere in His dominion. Praise the Lord, O my soul.
“Spirit of the living God” 400 (New)
The Fourth Sunday in Lent reading
Prayer of Adoration and Confession: Minister
“Will Your anchor hold?” 515
The passing of the Peace:
The Peace of Jesus Christ be with you. And also with you.
Psalm 22: 1-18 Allan Turberfield
Mark 15: 33-41 Minister
“My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?”
Prayer of Intercession
The Lord’s Prayer
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 debts, As we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:
“Now thank we all our God” 103
Gracious and compassionate God, we thank You for Your love You brought to perfection in Jesus Christ – a love that wasn’t just spoken in words, but given in the perfect sacrifice of Jesus. In the fourth word from the cross, we are reminded of the agony of the Man of Sorrows. We come to submit ourselves again to Your service. Please accept our offering for the expansion of Your kingdom work. Amen.
“The old rugged cross”
Commissioning and Benediction