March 23, 2014 ~ 10:30am
Third Sunday of Lent
The People of Peace Church
Doug Bowen-Bailey, Interpreter
Andre Good & Zoie Jackson, Acolytes
Penny Cragun, Lay Leader
Jim Pospisil, Music Director
Rev. Kathryn Nelson
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Prelude Mike & Diane Swanoski
Greeting One Another
Ringing of the Peace Bells
God is Revealed as We Gather
*Responsive Call to Worship
Come, people of God, to know again who you are and whose you are.
We come as children of God, longing for a closer walk with the one who gives us life.
Come, all who are thirsty for living water.
Open yourselves to the one who supplies it.
We drink this day from the well of community worship filled with singing, prayer, and stories.
God meets us here, loves us, and transforms us as individuals and as a community of faith.
Let us worship with enthusiastic expectation, anticipating grace in our life together.
*Opening Hymn “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
(#250 red hymnal)
Unison Prayer of Confession
We thirst for water, Holy One, until our parched souls murmur against one another. Fountain of life, forgive us and soothe our spirits. Let us draw from your water, that we shall never again have to drink from the shallow well whose waters are bitter.
Assurance of Pardon
Sung Response “Christ is the Mountain of Horeb” (#45 black hymnal)
God is Revealed in the Word
God’s Word in the Gospel: John 4:5-30 and 39-42
Anthem “God So Loved the World” by Sir John Stainer
Sermon “Drawn from a Deep Well”
Hymn “When, Like the Woman at the Well”
(#196 black hymnal)
We Respond to God’s Presence
Shared Ministry Moment “Property Team”
Sharing Our Prayer Concern, Silent Prayer, Pastoral Prayer,
the Lord’s Prayer, and Choral Amen
Sharing our Offerings
Offertory Mike & Diane Swanoski
*The Thanksgiving (Doxology)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below;
Praise God for all that love has done;
Creator, Christ and Spirit, One.
*Prayer of Dedication
Bless these offerings, O God, returned to you. Multiply and use them to bring the word and touch of Jesus to this place and throughout the world. Amen
*Closing Song “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”
(#489 black hymnal)