A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

2nd Sunday in Lent

February 28, 2021


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Prelude                                                                           Donna Scofield

Welcome and Greeting

Leader: We gather today, in our church and in our homes, in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. May His Peace be with you all.

People: And also with you.

Announcements and Opportunities for Ministry

Opening Prayer

Morning Introit Donna Scofield

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 22)

Leader: All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord; and all the families of the nations shall worship before God.

All: For dominion belongs to the Lord, and God rules over the nations.

*Call to Confession (adapted from John 3.16-17)

For God so loved the world that he gave us his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent his Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

*Prayer of Confession

God our Father, we confess that all too often we forget to pray. And even when we remember to pray, we expect little or no response. Forgive us, Lord, and remind us that you are always listening and always anxious to spend time with us in prayer. Even though we may not understand your answers or why certain things happen, please help us to hold onto your promise to love us and walk with us throughout our journey in this life. All this we pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon

Special Music                                                                     Donna Scofield

Children’s Sermon Five Cents-A-Meal Offering

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Mark 8.31-38

Leader: The Word of the Lord for the people of God.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon “Losing Our Lives”                                                 Dr. Don Scofield

Special Music Lynn Patterson

*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed

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.

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

Our 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.


Postlude                                                                               Lynn Patterson