March 14 – Virtual Service

My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me – Full Service

Sermon Only

THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT

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

Welcome

Silent Preparation

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.

The Scriptures:
Psalm 22: 1-18                                                      Allan Turberfield
Mark 15: 33-41                                                    Minister

Sermon:
“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.
Amen.

Presentation of Gifts and Offerings:

“Now thank we all our God”                                 103            

Offertory Prayer:
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.

Announcements

“The old rugged cross”

Commissioning and Benediction

Closing Refrain: