WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
PRELUDE “Abide with Us, Our Savior” Raymond Haan
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The journey of Lent—
People: —is a journey inward, to examine our hearts.
Leader: The journey of faith—
People: —is a journey of trust, following God’s promises.
Leader: The journey of life—
People: —is a journey outward, spending our lives for the
sake of love.
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 620 “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Almighty God, we have sought security in shelters of our own making. Instead of trusting your Word, we have relied upon our own will to overcome evil within and around us. Our will has not been strong enough; when tempted, we have fallen. Forgive us for turning away from the sustaining Bread you have so generously provided us. Indwell us by your Spirit, that we would entrust ourselves wholly to the power of your saving Word, Jesus Christ, our Lord…
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
As the Apostle Paul wrote: “...if you confess with your lips that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9) These words contain the good news that in Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Luke 4:1-13
SERMON “Devilish Distractions” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 166 “Lord, Who throughout These Forty Days”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Hymnal pg. 35
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the
third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERTORY ANTHEM “A Lenten Prayer” Hal Hopson
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY Hymn 606
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 829 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”
*POSTLUDE “Prelude in G Minor” J.S. Bach
*Those who are able are invited to stand.