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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

March 27, 2022               Fourth 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
God’s reach is endless.
God’s mercy is unstoppable.
God’s grace is lavish.
God’s love is constant.
God’s wisdom is vast.
God’s hope is stubborn.
God’s presence is here—
with us, among us, moving through us.
Breathe easy. Breathe deeply.
We are in God’s house.
Let us worship the One who welcomes us home.

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession
The prodigal son isn’t given a name, but we know his name.
It sounds like ours.
And we know his story.
It sounds like ours.
For who among us hasn’t burned a bridge?
Who among us hasn’t forgotten that we belong to one another?
Who among us has not ached for home?
The prodigal son isn’t given a name, but we know his name.
Forgive us God. We want to come home.

Words of Forgiveness

*Hymn                    Amazing Grace                        NCH# 547

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                                The Gift of Love                         by Hal Hopson

Epistle Lesson                                                               2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Gospel Lesson                                                               Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Sermon             Full to the Brim: Prodigal Child, Prodigal Parent, Prodigal Grace               Rev. Nathan King

 

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

2 Sara F.

 

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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