Pastor: Give thanks to the Lord, who is good, whose mercy endures forever. People: Let all those whom the Lord has redeemed proclaim that the Lord redeemed them from the hand of the foe.
Pastor: God gathered them out of the lands; from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
Pastor: Some were fools and took to rebellious ways; they were afflicted because of their sins. People: They abhorred all manner of food and drew near to deaths door.
Pastor: Then in their trouble they cried to the Lord, who delivered them from their distress. People: God sent forth a word to heal them and saved them from the grave.
Pastor: Let them give thanks for the mercy of God, for the wonders the Lord does for all people. People: Let them offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving and recount the deeds of God with shouts of joy.
BH #280 Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.
Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed!
Through many danger, toils, and snares, I have already come; Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures; He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures.
When weve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, Weve no less days to sing Gods praise Than when wed first begun.
The Gospel John 3: 14-21
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise God above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. BH #593
Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him… (John 3: 17)
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Mission of the Church Minute for Stewardship – One Great Hour of Sharing by Bill Woehrle
The Voice of God by Melody Morris/ arr. Kathie Hill Childrens Choir
We give thanks to the Lord!
Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One; give thanks because hes given Jesus Christ, his Son. (sing twice) GH #216
And now let the weak say, We are strong! Let the poor say, We are rich because of what the Lord has done for us! (sing twice)
Give thanks. Give thanks.
Let us pray to the Lord!
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.
BH #361 How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, Is laid for your faith in Gods excellent Word! What more can be said than to you God hath said, To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?
Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed, For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid; Ill strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.
When through the deep waters I call thee to go, The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow; For I will be near thee, thy troubles to bless, And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply; The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.
The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose, I will not, I will not desert to its foes; That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, Ill never, no, never, no, never forsake.
STF #2239, v. 3 Go ye, go ye into the world, and tell the story to all believers. Go ye, go ye into the world, and I will be with you there!
~ANNOUNCEMENTS~ Every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm March 25 – April 1, 2009 Quiet, contemplative worship with songs, scripture and prayer Healing Prayer Service with anointing on April 1, 2009
The flowers this morning are given by: Scott & Diane Carter in Honor of Tims 16 th Birthday Liturgists: Rev. Judy Shipman and Joyce Leslie Organist: Bob Cindric Greeters: Shannon Spickard & Rachelle Nyitray Coffee Fellowship: Tom & Wilsy Philips
Thank You for worshipping here today! Please join us for Christian Education after the service