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March 14, 2021

(This service was recorded earlier on March 10 in the almost empty sanctuary.)

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The Fourth Sunday in Lent




Laetare Sunday

...Traditionally, this Sunday has been a day of celebration, within the austere period of Lent. This Sunday gets its name from the first few words of the traditional Latin entrance for the Mass of the day. "Laetare Jerusalem" is Latin from Isaiah 66:10... (from Wikipedia)

(laetari: "to rejoice")



-- Prelude --




Georg Friederich Händel
1685 - 1759



Allemande

By G. F. Händel








[The picture is the link.]




Healer of Our Every Ill (VU 619)

Healer of our every ill,
Light of each tomorrow,
Give us peace beyond our fear,
And hope beyond our sorrow.

You who know our fears and sadness,
Grace us with your
Peace and gladness;
Spirit of all comfort, fill our hearts.
Refrain



In the pain and joy beholding
How your grace is still unfolding,
Give us all your vision, God of love.
Refrain

Give us strength to love each other,
Every sister, every brother;
Spirit of all kindness, be our guide.
Refrain





You who know each
Thought and feeling,
Teach us all your way of healing;
Spirit of compassion, fill each heart.
Refrain






Ephesians 2 vs 1 - 10

Written text: HERE.

John 3 vs 14 - 21

Written text: HERE.




Giver of the Perfect Gift
(VU 116)

Giver of the perfect gift,
Only hope of human race,
Hear the prayer our hearts uplift
Trembling at thy throne of grace.

Though the accusing voice within
Speaks of many a wrong to thee,
Thou canst cleanse from every sin,
Thou canst set the conscience free.



Who can save us, Lord, but thou?
Let thy mercy show thy power.
Lo, we plead thy promise now,
Now, in this accepted hour.



Oh! may these our Lenten days,
Blest by thee, with thee be passed,
That with purer, nobler praise
We may keep thy feast at last.

God the holy trinity,
Grant the mercy we implore;
God the One, all praise to thee
Through the ages evermore.




-- Sermon --






Dance into the Light

Scott's sermon text: HERE.






Sung Dedication

We praise you' O God,
Our Redemmer, Creator;
In grateful devotion
Our tribute we bring
We Lay it before you;
We kneel and adore you;
We bless your holy name,
Glad praises we sing.

and the...

Prayers of The People




I Heard the Voice of Jesus

(VU 626)

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and rest;
Lay down, O weary one, lay down
Your head upon my breast."
I came to Jesus as I was,
So weary, worn, and sad.
I found in him a resting place,
And he has made me glad.



I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Behold, I freely give
The living water, thirsty one;
Stoop down and drink and live."
I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life-giving stream.
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in him.



I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"I am the dawning light.
Look unto me, your morn shall rise,
And all your day be bright."
I looked to Jesus, and I found
In him my star, my sun,
And in that light of life I'll walk
Till travelling days are done.






Common Blessing
(Don Besig)

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of everyday.
Go now in faith, steadfast strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all that you do.
Go now in love and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith and in love.



Postlude



Jean-Philippe Rameau

1683 - 1764





And now it's that time again...
The coffee's brewed so to sit back and sing out a few hymns.

(They don't bite.)


Though I May Speak

(VU 372)

Though I may speak with bravest fire,
And have the gift to all inspire,
And have not love, my words are vain;
As sounding brass, and hopeless gain.


Though I may give all I possess,
And striving so my love profess,
But not be given by love within,
The profit soon turns strangely thin.


Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control,
Our spirits long to be made whole.
Let inward love guide every deed;
By this we worship and are freed.





Softly and Tenderly

(From "Songs of the Gospel")

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me;
see, on the portals he's waiting and watching,
watching for you and for me.

Come home, come home;
you who are weary come home;
earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, come home!

Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
Pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not his mercies,
Mercies for you and for me.
Refrain

Oh! for the wonderful love he has promised,
Promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon,
Pardon for you and for me.
Refrain




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