March 29, 2020 The Fifth Sunday of Lent
Music: Craig Sparks, Music Director
Lay Reader: Ella Hernan
Pastors: Rev. Carolyne Isendi, City Lights Church & Rev. Jenny Williams, Support Pastor
OUR SERVICE TODAY IS A BLEND OF HUNTING RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN AND CITY LIGHTS CHURCHES’ WORSHIP STYLES AND TRADITIONS.
Psalm 96:7-8 Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Give to the LORD glory and strength. Give to the LORD Glory due to His Name. Thank God for everything He Has done for the church, as individuals and all the families. Give God the Glory that is due to His Name. He is great above all….
Call to Worship
One: O God, our God, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Many: When we look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars- why do you think of us?
One: For you have made us with glory.
You have created us with honor and joy.
Many: O God, our God, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
One: In the wisdom of all ages, God gives us life with honor and glory!
Many: We shall praise God for the works of wonder around us!
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you and others in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. (silence is kept) Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Praise and Worship Craig Sparks
Intercessory Prayers and Prayers of the People Pastor Carolyne Isendi
1John 1:6-10 If we say we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His son cleanses us from sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Pray for forgiveness and cleansing. Pray that His mercies will prevail in every areas of our lives. Pray for Grace to walk in the light. Pray that 2020 we will have close fellowship with the Father.
Isaiah 43:19 Behold I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth, shall you not know it, I will make a way in the wilderness…Pray that God will give us unprecedented breakthroughs this year. Pray for a great spiritual awakening/revival for the salvation of many that are lost.
Acts 2:41 Then those who gladly received the word were baptized and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. Pray for the fulfillment of God’s great plan during this difficult be fulfilled beyond. Pray for all the families affected both indirectly during this Pandemic. Pray that God will give the leaders, that God will give them Wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
Music Craig Sparks
Jeremiah 1:5 New International Version
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith can produce a vessel;
He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness…
“God is sitting on me” Pastor Carolyne Isendi, City Lights Church
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Music Craig Sparks
Prayer of Dedication
Habakkuk 3:19 Unison God, the Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and makes me tread upon the heights.