A Service of Worship for the Lord’s Day

Third Sunday in Lent

March 15, 2020



“So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days.” John 4.40



Prelude                                                                                                   Mrs. Lynn Patterson

*Welcome and Greeting

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

People: And also with you.

(Please take a moment to greet one another as the people of God)

Announcements and Opportunities for Ministry

(Please sign the Friendship Register found in your pew)

Choral Introit

*Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 95)

Leader: O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

People: Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Leader: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker!

People: For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn 363 “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!”

(The ushers will collect the prayer request cards during the singing of this hymn.)

*Call to Confession (adapted from Acts 10.43)

All the prophets testify about Christ that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name. Let us believe and confess our sins to God.

*Silent Prayer

*Prayer of Confession

Forgive us, Father, for wanting to cut you down to a size we can handle. Open our hearts and minds so we can begin to receive you as you are and others as you have created them in your image. Enable us to serve you each day as faithful stewards of your grace, love, hope and peace in this world. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon

*Gloria Patri (Hymn 581)

Special Music                                                                                              Sanctuary Choir

Children’s Sermon

(We invite All God’s Children from birth through 2nd grade to join us downstairs following the Children’s Sermon)

Prayer for Illumination


Old Testament lesson Exodus 17.1-7 OT 59-60

New Testament lesson Romans 5.1-11 NT 135-6

Gospel lesson John 4.5-42 NT 82-3

Our Worship Reader for this morning is Patrick Moss.

Leader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon “Breaking Down Barriers”                                                               Dr. Don Scofield

*Hymn 81 “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”

*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed (page 35)

Joys and Concerns of the Church

Prayers of the People

Offering of Tithes and Gifts


*Doxology (Hymn 606)

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and The Lord’s Prayer (page 35)

*Hymn 401 “Here in This Place: Gather Us In”


*Choral Benediction

*Postlude                                                                                                       Mrs. Lynn Patterson




USHERS: Margaret Hyder, Pat Taylor

               Ruth Hils