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Please contact the Pastor directly by text or phone with prayer requests. Pastor Nathan will be prudent in offering prayers i.e. “For First name only, in need of healing”; “For First name only, comfort in grief” etc. Please contact the pastor directly with news of those needing extra pastoral care.

 

The Way for Worship at  Trinity United Church of Christ

April 3, 2022               Fifth Sunday in Lent                      11am

*Gathering Music       Change My Heart, O God                  by Eddie Espinosa
Change my heart O God, make it ever true
Change my heart O God, may I be like you

chorus
You are the potter, I am the clay
mold me and make me, this is what I pray

Cleanse my soul, O God, wash it with your grace
Cleanse my soul O God, tender your embrace

chorus

Stir my mind, O God, move it to believe
Stir my mind, O God, help me to perceive

Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music and lighting of altar candles

*Responsive Intent
May we find courage here—
courage to follow our call, courage to live out our faith.
May we find hope here—
hope for a better world, hope that refuses to let us go.
May we find truth here—
truth that lives in sacred community, truth that lives in ancient stories.
May we find all that we seek.
And in our seeking, may we know God. Amen.

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession
Jesus of Nazareth,
we admit that often we tuck our faith into our pockets, hiding in a place of comfort rather than proudly declaring: yes we are Christian, yes we believe, yes this faith has changed me. We are so afraid of offending others or embarrassing ourselves that we have established rules: no faith at the dinner table, no faith in politics, no faith with strangers. Forgive us for whispering when we could be singing. Forgive us for staying quiet when we could be part of rewriting the narrative. We want to be brave. We want to pour out perfume over your feet. These things we pray, amen.

Words of Forgiveness

*Hymn

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
Our Mother-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.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
Amen.

 

Hearing the Sacred Word

Anthem

Gospel Lesson                                  John 12:1-8

Sermon                                 The Fragrance of Love                         Rev. Dr. Cathy Cook

 

Giving of Our Gifts to God

Invitation to Offering                                               http://www.PayPal.me/CommaChurch

Giving of our Gifts

*Praise Response                                                      Doxology

Prayer of Dedication

 

Going Forth with Good News

*Chiming of the Trinity                                   (In the name of the Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit)

*Benediction

*Closing Song                          We Will Rest                                      by Amanda Udis Kessler

 

Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from OneLicense with license #A714152

 

 

 

Celebrations in April

4 Peter O.
5 Mike & Ron
9 Georgi N.

 

 

In Need of Prayers

  •  The Family of George C.
    •    Erin M.
    •    Steve L.
    •    Cindy R.
    •    The Family of Thelma
    •    The Family of Bristol M.
    •    Rachel M
    •    Helena L
    •    Jim S
    •    Neil & Jennifer
    •    Ken S hip surgery recovery
    •    Palestine/Israel
    •    Ukraine/Russia

 

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