Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Gloria Patri (UMH 71)

Call to Worship

Leader: We gather to give praise to God!

People: We praise the God of great goodness.

Leader: It is God who loves and delivers.

People: We worship the holy name of the Lord.

Leader: Together, we give thanks and praise to the Lord.

All:        Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Hymn  Lift High the Cross (UMH 159)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message 

Hymn  Were You There v.1,4,5 (UMH 288)

Scripture   Luke 13:31-34

   Leader:  The word of God for the people of God.

   People:  Thanks be to God.

Message  Don’t Be Bossed

Hymn  When I Survey the Wondrous Cross  (UMH 298)

Prayer of Confession

Lord Jesus, it is hard to consider the sacrifice you made for us. Forgive us for turning away from the mystery of the cross. During this season of Lent, restore us, renew us, and reclaim us. Amen.

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

God of Love, you gave us your only son so that we may experience eternal life. We humbly give these offerings as a faithful response to this gift. Money seems so insignificant when compared to your gift of life. Yet, we place this money before you as a sacrificial gesture of our gratitude. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayers of the People                                                                                             

Affirmation of Faith (UMH 882)   

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 

Sending Forth  Victory in Jesus (UMH 370)