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Welcome to Christ Presbyterian ChurchWelcome to Christ Presbyterian
ChurchWelcome to Christ Presbyterian ChurchWelcome to Christ
We’re so glad that you’re here. We hope that worshiping with us
today nourishes your spirit and that you will come back to worship
with us again. Please be sure to sign the guest pad
located at the end of your pew so that we can follow up on your
visit with us.
For our visitors with children under 3: our Nursery is open and
available to you in our lower level where our caring volunteers are
ready to watch over your child. You can worship with
peace of mind as you will be given a pager so that you can be
contacted immediately should you be needed.
Our Children's Area located at the back on the Lectern Side of the
Sanctuary has many resources to help your child and youth stay
engaged in Worship.
An usher is able to help direct you if you need assistance.
Thank you for worshiping with us today.
*At these moments, we invite you to stand in body or spirit.
Please silence all electronic devices prior to the service.
Large print copies of the hymns and orders of worship are available
in the Narthex or from an usher.
Christ Presbyterian Church Staff
Associate Pastor: Rev. Michael Wallace
Parish Associate: Rev. Dr. Eldon Trubee
Interim Organist: Heather Cooper
Director of Children’s and Family Ministries: Jennifer George
Pastor and Director of Camp Wakonda: Rev. Benjamin George
Business Administrator/Assistant Treasurer: Donald Weltlich
Financial Assistant/Secretary: Diane Nave
Custodians: Kurt A. Gottschick & Ron Pelger
Sound Technician: Brian Ohler
3rd Sunday in Lent
Organ Voluntary “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” Robert
Welcome & Worship Notes
Call to Worship
Leader: O come, let us worship and bow down; Psalm 95:6; John
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker.
People: The hour is coming and is now here.
In spirit and truth, let us worship God.
*Hymn in Procession No. 81 “Glorious Things of Thee Are
*Prayer of the Day (in unison)
Lord God, John 4:5-42
you are living water.
show us who we are:
channels of your love
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Call to Confession
God’s love has been poured into our hearts Romans 5:5
through the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Trusting in God’s overflowing grace, let us confess our sin.
March 15, 2020 Ten-Thirty O’Clock
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Lord, you know who we are. John 4:5-24
You know everything we have done.
We thirst for things that will never satisfy us.
We commit ourselves to things that will never last.
We worship things that will never bring salvation.
Still, you offer us the gift of living water.
Still, you offer us the gift of eternal life.
Forgive us, O Lord, and give us this living water,
so that we may never thirst again. Amen.
Kyrie—Hymn No. 579 “Lord, Have Mercy”
*Assurance of Pardon
Leader: This is the good news of God’s grace: Romans 5:8-10
Though we were sinners, Christ died for us.
People: Though we were enemies of God,
God loved us.
now Christ has become our life and salvation.
Leader: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
Thanks be to God!
*Response—Hymn No. 439 (verses 1 and 2) “O My Soul, Bless Your
O my soul, bless your Redeemer; all within me bless God’s
Bless the Savior, and forget not all God’s mercies to
God forgives all your transgressions, all diseases gently
God redeems you from destruction, and with you so kindly
LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD READ AND PROCLAIMED
Message for Children
All Children are invited to come forward for the Children's
After the prayer, children First Grade and older return to their
Kindergarten and younger may go downstairs for Kids' Church and can
be picked up
in the lower level. Children and families are welcome to use the
many resources available in
the Children's Area during Worship.
Prayer for Illumination
Living God, through the reading of the Scriptures John
and by the power of your Spirit,
may we hear for ourselves the good news,
and believe, because of your Word,
that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. Amen.
Hebrew Scripture Exodus 17:1-7
Water from the Rock
Leader: The Word of the Lord. Pew Bible page 56
People: Thanks be to God. Large print Pew Bible pages 79-80
Psalm 95 Hal Hopson
Jesus and the Woman of Samaria
Leader: The Gospel of the Lord. Pew Bible pages 864-865
People: Thanks be to God. Large print Pew Bible pages 115-116
*Hymn No. 209 (verses 1, 2, & 5) “My Song Is Love
Second Gospel Reading John 4:27-30, 39-42
Jesus and the Woman of Samaria
Leader: The Gospel of the Lord. Pew Bible page 865
People: Thanks be to God. Large print Pew Bible page 116
Sermon “Slow-Motion Evangelism” Rev. David de Vries
They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said
that we believe, for
we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the
Savior of the world.”
OUR RESPONSE TO THE WORD
*Affirmation of Faith The Apostles’ Creed: page 35
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Grace In Our Midst—Judy Smith Invitation to the Offering
Malachi 3:10 “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that
there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says
the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for
you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing.”
Anthem “Cantique de Jean Racine” Gabriel Fauré
Word equal to the All-High, our only hope of heaven, Eternal
Dayspring of the earth and sky, We break the silent calm of the
untroubled even: Saviour divine, bend upon us thine eye.
Of thy triumphant grace pour over us the fire That, when thou dost
but speak, all hell confounds; Dispel the lethargy of souls whose
weak desire Oft makes them of thy laws transgress the bounds.
O Christ, benignly view this faithful congregation, Meet now their
edifice of praise to build; Receive their proffered hymns, accept
their true oblation, And send them home with all thy bounty
*Doxology—Hymn No. 708 (stanzas 1 & 2) SCHUMANN We give thee
but thine own, whate’er the gift may be; all that we have is thine
alone, a trust, O Lord, from thee. May we thy bounties thus as
stewards true receive, and gladly, as thou blessest us, to thee our
Prayer of Dedication (in unison)
O Lord, you are our God; Psalm 95:7; John 4:34
we are the people of your pasture, the sheep of your hand. As you
have fed us by your mercy, may it be our daily bread to do your
will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
REENTRY INTO THE WORLD TO SERVE THE LORD Being Christ’s Church —
Living Our Faith Minute for Mission—Kathryn Ophardt
(Please sign the Friendship Pad found in your pew and return it
toward the center aisle, noting names of those with whom you are
*Hymn in Procession No. 718 “Take Up Your Cross, the Savior
For anyone wishing confidential individual prayer, immediately
following the service
a member of the Stephen Ministry will be available in the
The flowers in the Chancel vases today are in honor and celebration
of my father, Arthur Leaf, by Karen Lyons. Liturgist: Chuck
Troescher Acolytes: Jordan Miller, Avery Miller, Mya Miller, Megan
Youth Acolyte Master: Ty Ohlinger Adult Acolyte Master: Vanessa
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020—4th Sunday in Lent Scripture
Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John
Consider: Samuel is told that God does not look upon outward
appearances, but looks upon the heart. Then God chooses David, the
youngest son of Jesse, to be Israel’s next king. We know that as he
grew and as life became very challenging, King David’s heart was
not pure. He was a mixture of great courage and faithfulness—and
great sin and failure. What do you suppose God saw and loved in
David’s heart? What do you think God loves when God looks upon your
CONGREGATIONAL GREETING CARDS
As an outreach to our congregational family, we will have cards
each week in Cloister Hall on a podium for the “family” to sign.
Please stop in Cloister Hall and sign the cards this week
Ella Lazich (Happy Birthday)
Ken Wulff (Thinking of You)
2020 Easter Flower Program: This year we will decorate the Chancel
with a variety of Spring plants for our Easter services. You may
purchase a plant or plants at a cost of $12.00 per plant., or give
a memorial or a gift of any amount. This will be divided between
the fund to
purchase Spring plants and the Food Ministry Fund. Call the Church
office by Sunday, March 15, to place your order and indicate your
plant choice and quantity: Tulips, Gerbera Daisies, or Lilies.
Order forms are available in the Narthex and at the Kiosk in
ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF March 15
Today 10:30 am Worship Service – Sanctuary Wednesday Tydings
Deadline Sunday, March 22 10:30 am Worship Service –
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Daily Grace CPC Rhythms of Worship and Discipleship
The Week of March 15, 2020 Using Sunday’s Order of Worship, we
worship and prayer every day of the week. We worship together . . .
separately. The Call to Worship The Prayer of Adoration (Followed
by silence) The Prayer of Confession (Followed by silence) The
Assurance of Pardon Scripture Readings — Worship texts for Sunday,
Monday: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Thursday: John 9:1-41 Tuesday: Psalm 23
Friday: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Wednesday: Ephesians 5:8-14 Saturday: