|March 15, 2020|
|Liturgical Season||3rd Sunday of Lent|
|Scripture Text||John 4:1-42|
|Gist of Scripture||Refreshing is the life that offers the drink of the Spirit of peace–non-judgment to others who are thirsty for peace.|
|Call to Worship:||Call to Worship|
L: Come and let us drink in this refreshing new day!
P: Yes, this new moment our Creator has fashioned in loving kindness!
L: A day brimming with the hope that comes from Jesus Christ, who rescued our spirits from fear of death.
ALL: So we may sing and praise God through every breath we take in God’s Holy Spirit! Let’s offer God worship and gratitude with attentive hearts this hour. Amen.
|Processional:||188 Christ is the World’s Light|
|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||389 Freely, Freely|
|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 4:1-42|
|Meditation:||Be Refreshed: The Waters of Life|
|Hymn:||2171 Make Me a Channel of Your Peace|
|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:||#671 Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing|