|March 8, 2020|
|Liturgical Season||2nd Sunday of Lent|
|Scripture Text||John 3:1-17 (Film)|
|Gist of Scripture||Letting go of the past opens us to entering new life always|
|Call to Worship:||Call to Worship|
L: Christ Jesus, the Daystar of our hearts, shines brightly this morning!
P: The Holy Spirit breathes anew within us!
L: The Creator weaves a new tapestry of moments with mercy!
ALL: May we sing and celebrate that life is alive due to the love of our Lord!
|Processional:||383 This is a day of new beginnings (vv.1-4)|
|Invocation:||Please remove the invocation spot in the bulletin.|
|Announcements:||Welcome to worship and invitations to discipleship (announcements) (invitation to fill out ritual of friendship tablets in the pews and invitation to stay for fellowship following the service)|
|Hymn||2051 I was there to hear your borning cry|
|Prayer for Understanding||Eternal God who abounds in steadfast love, like Nicodemus long ago, we sometimes fail to understand the scriptures. We need the refreshing explanation from the Word, your son, Jesus Christ. Lend us your aid this morning. Assist us in hearing the good news that you love each one of us so very much. Help us to drink in that refreshing news so that our lives may be lived with eternity in scope. Amen.|
|Scripture Reading:||John 3:1-17 On Screen|
|Meditation:||Be Refreshed: The Waters of Birth|
|Hymn:||707 Hymn of Promise|
|Prayers of the People|
|Blessing of Gifts||Refreshing and rejuvenating Giver of all gifts, we offer back to you a token of our gratitude for the life of this community. May they be used to inspire hearts and awaken minds to your love. Amen.|
|Recessional Hymn:||363 And Can It Be that I Should Gain|