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The Way for Worship at  Trinity United Church of Christ

March 12, 2023        Third Sunday in Lent              11am

Gathering in Community

Gathering Music               Open Our Hearts                   Joe Rowley

Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music and lighting of altar candles

*Responsive Intent
One: God, we come into your presence bringing our past, offering our present, and entrusting our future.
All: Thank you that you meet us now in this place at this time.
One: Jesus, we come into your presence remembering before you those whom we know cannot be here.
All: Thank you that you meet us now in this place at this time.
One: Holy Spirit, we give thanks that you are within and among us. May your truth and your grace illuminate our hearts and minds.
All: Thank you that you meet us now in this place at this time.

*Hymn of Praise             Come, O Fount of Every Blessing               NCH 459

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations

Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
One: In your mercy…
All: Hear our prayers.

Our Mother-Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kindom 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 kindom, and the power, and the glory, forever.


Getting into the Texts

A Reading from the Hebrew Bible                  Exodus 17:1-7

A Reading from the Gospels                            John 4:5-42

Anthem    What Ruler Wades Through Murky Streams    by Thomas H. Troeger       One license #98103

Sermon                  “A Drink of Fresh Water”                   Rev. Nathan King


Giving of Our Gifts to God

Invitation to Offering

Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts        

*Praise Response                                               Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise God all creatures here below
Praise God above you heavenly hosts
Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost

Prayer of Dedication


Going Forth with Good News

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


*Closing Song                             Give Me a Clean Heart                            NCH 188

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Celebrations in March

16 Alane H.


In Need of Prayers

– Ann C.
– The Family of Wayne Cecil Reese
– Rose E.
– Anne L.
– Bobby and Elsie B.
– Bob’s Dad
– Martin V.
– Pat L.
– Helena’s dad
– Lincoln H.



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