Order of Worship
March 2nd 2022 ~ Ash Wednesday

Hymn

Verse 1
What wondrous love is this
O my soul O my soul
What wondrous love is this O my soul
What wondrous love is this
That caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse
For my soul for my soul
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul

Verse 2
When I was sinking down
Sinking down sinking down
When I was sinking down sinking down
When I was sinking down
Beneath God’s righteous frown
Christ laid aside His crown
For my soul for my soul
Christ laid aside
His crown for my soul

Verse 3
To God and to the Lamb
I will sing I will sing
To God and to the Lamb I will sing
To God and to the Lamb
Who is the Great I Am
While millions join the theme
I will sing I will sing
While millions join the theme
I will sing

Verse 4
And when from death I’m free
I’ll sing on I’ll sing on
And when from death I’m free I’ll sing on
And when from death I’m free
I’ll sing and joyful be
And through eternity
I’ll sing on I’ll sing on
And thro’ eternity I’ll sing on

CCLI Song # 197297
Alexander Means | William Walker
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
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Opening Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent. Create and make u us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our brokenness, ay obtain of you, the God of mercy, perfect forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Readings

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-2

 

Reflection

Rev. Dr. Robert de Wetter

 

Imposition of Ashes

 

Psalm 51

1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
you who are God my Savior,
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is[b] a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise.
18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
in burnt offerings offered whole;
then bulls will be offered on your altar.

 

Litany of Penitence

Most holy and merciful God: We confess to you and to one another and to the whole communion of saints in heaven and on earth, that we have sinned by our own fault in thought, word and deed; by what we have done, and what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart, and mind, and strength. We have not loved our neighbor as ourselves. We have not forgiven others as we have been forgiven.
Have mercy on us.

We have been deaf to your call to serve, as Christ served us. We have not been true to the mind of Christ. We have grieved your Holy Spirit.
Have mercy on us.

We confess to you Lord, all our past unfaithfulness” the pride, hypocrisy, and impatience of our lives.
We confess to you, Lord.

Our self-indulgent appetites and ways, and our exploitation of other people,
We confess to you, Lord.

Our anger at our own frustrations, and our envy of those more fortunate than ourselves,
We confess to you, Lord.

Our intemperate love of worldly goods and comforts, and our dishonesty in daily life and work,
We confess to you, Lord.

Our negligence in prayer and worship, and our failure to commend the faith that is in us,
We confess to you, Lord.

Accept our repentance, Lord, for the wrongs we have done: for our blindness to human need and suffering, and our indifference to injustice and cruelty,
Accept our repentance, Lord.

For all false judgments, for uncharitable thoughts toward our neighbors, and for our prejudice and contempt for those who differ from us,
Accept our repentance, Lord.

For our waste and pollution of your creation, and our lack of concern for those who come after us,
Accept our repentance, Lord.

Restore us, Good Lord, and let your anger depart from us;
Accept our repentance, Lord.

Accomplish in us the work of your salvation.
That we may show forth your glory in the world.

By the cross and passion of your Son our Lord.
Bring us with all your saints to the joy of his resurrection.

 

Communion

 

Hymn

Chorus
Create in me a clean heart O Lord my God
And renew a right spirit within me
Create in me a clean heart O Lord my God
And renew a right spirit within me

Verse
Cast me not away from Thy presence O Lord
Take not Thy Holy Spirit from me
Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation (O Lord)
And renew a right spirit within me

Bridge
Lord renew my spirit and restore my soul

Chorus
Create in me a clean heart O Lord my God
And renew a right spirit within me

Verse
Cast me not away from Thy presence O Lord
Take not Thy Holy Spirit from me
Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation (O Lord)
And renew a right spirit within me

Chorus
Create in me a clean heart O Lord my God
And renew a right spirit within me, within me.

CCLI Song # 96927
Brown Bannister
© 1982 Bases Loaded Music (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 3154366

Blessing

 

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