March 14, 2021 Bulletin – 4th Sunday of Lent

Between now and April 11, Pastor Drew will be doing a sermon series on the Gospel of John. We will examine some of the major themes and stories found in John, such as being "born again," the bread of heaven, light and darkness, washing his disciples' feet, and so forth. This morning's message considers what it truly means to "love each other" in a way that it becomes the 'calling sign' of a Christ-follower.

 

Prelude                

“God’s Matchless Gift of Love”
by Richard Alan Martens

 

Welcome

 

Call to Worship                                                                                                                                                             

 

*Hymn  

"O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee"      #430

1. O Master, let me walk with thee
in lowly paths of service free;
tell me thy secret; help me bear
the strain of toil, the fret of care.

2. Help me the slow of heart to move
by some clear, winning word of love;
teach me the wayward feet to stay,
and guide them in the homeward way.

3. Teach me thy patience; still with thee
in closer, dearer company,
in work that keeps faith sweet and strong,
in trust that triumphs over wrong;

4. In hope that sends a shining ray
far down the future's broadening way,
in peace that only thou canst give,
with thee, O Master, let me live.

 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord's Prayer

 

Special Music

“We See Christ”    

Ann Jacobs, Cathy Grattan, Tom Norager, Steve Grattan

By Joel Raney                                

 

Scripture Reading         John 13:21-35                                                             

 

21 After he said these things, Jesus was deeply disturbed and testified, “I assure you, one of you will betray me.”

22 His disciples looked at each other, confused about which of them he was talking about. 23 One of the disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was at Jesus’ side. 24 Simon Peter nodded at him to get him to ask Jesus who he was talking about. 25 Leaning back toward Jesus, this disciple asked, “Lord, who is it?”

26 Jesus answered, “It’s the one to whom I will give this piece of bread once I have dipped into the bowl.” Then he dipped the piece of bread and gave it to Judas, Simon Iscariot’s son. 27 After Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.” 28 No one sitting at the table understood why Jesus said this to him. 29 Some thought that, since Judas kept the money bag, Jesus told him, “Go, buy what we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor. 30 So when Judas took the bread, he left immediately. And it was night.

31 When Judas was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Human One has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify the Human One in himself and will glorify him immediately. 33 Little children, I’m with you for a little while longer. You will look for me—but, just as I told the Jewish leaders, I also tell you now—‘Where I’m going, you can’t come.’

34 “I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. 35 This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.”

 

Sermon          “The Hard Work of Discipleship”

 

*Hymn

"Where Charity and Love Prevail"         #549

1. Where charity and love prevail,
there God is ever found;
Brought here together by Christ’s love,
by love are we thus bound.

2. With grateful joy and holy fear
true charity we learn;
Let us with heart and mind and strength
now love Christ in return.

3. Forgive we now each other’s faults
as we our faults confess;
And let us love each other well
in Christian holiness.

4. Let strife among us be unknown,
let all contention cease;
Be Christ the glory that we seek,
be ours His holy peace.

5. Let us recall that in our midst
dwells God’s begotten Son;
As members of His body joined,
we are in Him made one.

6. Love can exclude no race or creed
if honored be God’s name;
Our common life embraces all
whose Maker is the same.

 

 

Invitation to Give and Offertory

"Love, As Christ Would Love”

Ann Jacobs, Cathy Grattan, Tom Norager, Steve Grattan                     

By Bob Burroughs                            

 

                                                                                                       

 

*Closing Song

"We Are Called"       FWS #2172

 

1. Come, live in the light!
Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord!
We are called to be light for the kingdom,
to live in the freedom of the city of God!

Refrain:

We are called to act with justice,
We are called to love tenderly,
We are called to serve one another,
To walk humbly with God!

2. Come, open your heart!
Show your mercy to all those in fear!
We are called to be hope for the hopeless
So all hatred and blindness will be no more!

Refrain

3. Sing, sing a new song!
Sing of that great day when all will be one!
God will reign, and we'll walk with each other
As sisters and brothers united in love!

Refrain

 

*Benediction

 

*Postlude             “There’s a Song”
by Handt Hanson

 

(ushers will dismiss the congregation by pew beginning from the rear)

"The Hard Work of Discipleship"Service - March 14, 2021
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