Order of Worship
February 28th 2021 ~ 2nd Sunday of Lent

Prelude

 

Welcome, Announcements, and Peace

 

Call to Worship

Almighty and ever-living God, in this season of Lent bless our fasting and our feasting. Help us, Oh Lord:

Fast from judging others;
Feast on Christ dwelling in them.
Fast from fear of illness;
Feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute;
Feast on speech that purifies.
Fast from discontent;
Feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger;
Feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism;
Feast on hope.
Fast from negatives;
Feast on encouragement.
Fast from bitterness;
Feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern;
Feast on compassion.
Fast from suspicion;
Feast on truth.
Fast from gossip;
Feast on purposeful silence.
Fast from problems that overwhelm;
Feast on prayer that sustains.
Fast from anxiety;
Feast on faith.

Amen.

– author unknown
 

Hymn of Praise

Refiner’s Fire

Verse 1
Purify my heart
Let me be as gold
And precious silver
Purify my heart
Let me be as gold
Pure gold

Chorus
Refiner’s fire
My heart’s one desire
Is to be holy
Set apart for You Lord
I choose to be holy
Set apart for You my Master
Ready to do Your will

Verse 2
Purify my heart
Cleanse me from within
And make me holy
Purify my heart
Cleanse me from my sin
Deep within

Chorus
Refiner’s fire
My heart’s one desire
Is to be holy
Set apart for You Lord
I choose to be holy
Set apart for You my Master
Ready to do Your will

Chorus
Refiner’s fire
My heart’s one desire
Is to be holy
Set apart for You Lord
I choose to be holy
Set apart for You my Master
Ready to do Your will

CCLI Song # 426298
Brian Doerksen
© 1990 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook))
Vineyard Songs Canada (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook))
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366

Opening Prayer

God of Eternal Love,
We have made our commitment to You,
and have started our Lenten journey into purposeful growth.
But, we know that if we are to remain faithful
we need Your help and Your strength.So, we ask…
Teach us to pray with faith and read Your Word with understanding.
Teach us to worship with passion and gather together with love.
Teach us to give generously,
serve compassionately
and use our time mindfully,
so that we may reflect Your goodness,
and that others may discover Your grace through us.
In Jesus Name. Amen.

~ John van de Laar

 

Special Music

Beauty in the Scars
Nancy Frideres, Mallory Even & Maria Nichta

 

Scripture Reading

Kim Rogers, Reader

Galatians 1:6-10
NRSV

6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should proclaim to you a gospel contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let that one be accursed! 9 As we have said before, so now I repeat, if anyone proclaims to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let that one be accursed!

10 Am I now seeking human approval, or God’s approval? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still pleasing people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon

Realign – Part 1
Turning Things Around
Senior Pastor Robert de Wetter

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Prayers of the People

Rebecca Paschal, Reader

 

Offertory

Just As I Am
Charlotte Elliot & William Batchelder Bradbury

 

Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heav’nly host
Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost
Amen

 

CCLI Song # 6115489
Thomas Ken
Public Domain
For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366

Communion

 

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Communion Hymn

Change My Heart Oh God
Eddie Espinosa

Chorus
Change my heart oh God
Make it ever true
Change my heart oh God
May I be like You

Change my heart oh God
Make it ever true
Change my heart oh God
May I be like You

Verse
You are the potter
I am the clay
Mold me and make me
This is what I pray

Chorus
Change my heart oh God
Make it ever true
Change my heart oh God
May I be like You

CCLI Song # 1565
Eddie Espinosa
© 1982 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook))
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366

Back Talk 

 

Closing Prayer

God and Creator of all humankind,
renew our minds and rekindle your love in our hearts,
so that by the power of the Spirit,
we might find the Oneness that you intend for us.
May we see in your Oneness our need for unity,
May we see in your Three-ness our need for community
May we see in your creativity our need for diversity,
May we see in your Self our need to love each other.
Amen.

– adapted from the Lenten series Journey into Wholeness, by Christine Sine

 

Blessing

 

Postlude

I Turn To Christ
Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin

Our love in action now begins…

 

Our Sunday School is next…

This Sunday’s Special Music is brought to you by Mack Bailey & Michael Schoepe.