March 21 Livestream – Deep in our Hearts

March 20, 2021 by  
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Thank you for joining Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ on this, the fifth Sunday of Lent. We continue to adjust to our new sound system and having people here in the sanctuary with us. We appreciate your patience as we try to find our way through this “new normal.”

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WELCOME

PRELUDE – Anna DiVesta

*CALL TO WORSHIP – Pastor Dan
One: Let us call on God’s steadfast love and mercy.
All: Our brokenness can be healed and our wholeness restored.
One: God offers humankind the joy of salvation.
All: Let us accept the new and right spirit God offers.
One: Through Jesus Christ, we are God’s new creation!
All: Praise God!

HYMN – Open My Eyes, That I May See – #174

  1. Open my eyes, that I may see Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
    Place in my hands the wonderful key That shall unclasp and set me free.
    Silently now I wait for Thee, Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
    Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!
  2. Open my ears, that I may hear Voices of truth Thou sendest clear;
    And while the wave notes fall on my ear, Everything false will disappear.
    Silently now I wait for Thee, Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
    Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine!
  3. Open my mouth, and let me bear Gladly the warm truth everywhere;
    Open my heart, and let me prepare Love with Thy children thus to share.
    Silently now I wait for Thee, Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
    Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!

UNISON PRAYER OF INVOCATION – Pastor Dan
God of mercy; we call on you this day. Come, now, O Holy One. Shape us and lead us, we pray. May we be truly merciful, in the manner of our Savior, Christ Jesus. May we love as you love ~ without limit! God, we treasure that you know each of us by name. You call us to follow you by serving others. With faith in you, O God; may our lives display your tender mercies. Amen.

RESPONSE – Make Me a Servant – #415

Make me a servant, humble and meek. Lord, let me lift up those who are weak.
And may the prayer of my heart always be;
Make me a servant, make me a servant, make me a servant today.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE – Sue Wilson

GOD’S WORD – Psalm 51:1-2 – Pastor Dan
Jeremiah 31:31-34

SPECIAL MUSIC – Steal Away, arr. Lloyd Larson
Piano Duet, Julie McAllister and Anna DiVesta

GOD’S WORD – John 12:20-25, 35-36, 46-47 – Pastor Dan

SERMON Pastor Dan

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH – Pastor Dan
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer (debts… debtors)

HYMN – I Have Decided to Follow Jesus – #427

  1. I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus,
    I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, no turning back.
  2. The world behind me, the cross before me; The world behind me, the cross before me;
    The world behind me, the cross before me, No turning back, no turning back.
  3. Tho’ none go with me, I still will follow, Tho’ none go with me, I still will follow,
    Tho’ none go with me, I still will follow, No turning back, no turning back.
  4. Will you decide now to follow Jesus? Will you decide now to follow Jesus,
    Will you decide now to follow Jesus? No turning back, no turning back.

BENEDICTION – Pastor Dan

POSTLUDE – Anna DiVesta

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