Welcome to Worship!

March 18, 2018 - 10:45 am

Prelude                                                      Mary Ellen Patrick

*Opening Hymn                                                      No. 264

            “In the Cross of Christ I Glory”

*Invocation & Lord’s Prayer          (“…debts as we forgive our debtors…”)


Choir Anthem

  “He Looked Beyond My Fault/Grace Greater Than Our Sin”

Children’s Message                                      Jim Gongaware

(5th Graders& younger are excused for Kid’s Connection with Carol H. & Jill A..)


Morning Prayer                                

Presentation of Tithes & Offerings


*Doxology                                                                  No. 34

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”

*Hymn                                                                      No. 257

                “What Wondrous Love is This”


Scripture Lesson                                     John 12:20-33 RSV

20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Beth-sa′ida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew went with Philip and they told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If any one serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the Father will honor him.

27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify thy name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd standing by heard it and said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”  30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of this world be cast out; 32 and I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” 33 He said this to show by what death he was to die.


THE SERMON                       Rev. Dr. Cliff Hockensmith



*Closing Hymn                                                        No. 284

          “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”



 (*Please stand if you are able)


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