March 5 – Second Sunday of Lent – Blessing

Every day is a blessing! And we are blessed to have you with us today here at Ivy Chapel. You are welcome to join us every Sunday at 10 a.m. in our sanctuary, or anytime on our YouTube page.

Please let us know if you have any questions about being a part of the Ivy Chapel community.

This page will with a link to the live worship when it begins on Sunday.

All are welcome to join us at Christ’s table this morning. If you are worshipping from home, please take a moment to gather the elements of communion so you may celebrate with us.


PRELUDE – Near the Cross – Hustad

One: We gather to worship Jesus Christ.
All: Baptized in Jesus’ name; we are born anew!
One: Christ died and rose on high.
All: Christ died for us.
One: This is the astonishing beauty of God’s love.
All: With all the joy that is in us, let us praise God!

*HYMN – O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing – #93

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of His grace!

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease,
‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
‘Tis life and health and peace.

He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean;
His blood availed for me.

Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Saviour come;
And leap, ye lame, for joy.

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread thro’ all the earth abroad
The honors of your name.

Let the winds of your Spirit blow in our lives today, Eternal God. Let us hear the sound and feel the power of your Enlivening Spirit. Open our hearts in new ways to your promises of healing grace.
Holy One, we gather to worship you. We seek reassurance that you are with us in our going out and our coming in. We ask for your help overcoming any temptation that might lead us away from you. Faithful God, you are the One we rejoice to serve! We praise you for relentlessly breathing new life into your world. May our love for you continue growing throughout this Lenten Season and beyond. Amen.

*RESPONSE – Shout to the Lord – worship book, pp. 80-81

My Jesus, my Saviour
Lord there is none like You
All of my days I want to praise
The wonders of Your mighty love

My comfort, my shelter
Tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath, all that I am
Never cease to worship You

Shout to the Lord all the Earth, let us sing
Power and majesty, praise to the King
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar
At the sound of Your name

I sing for joy at the work of Your hands
Forever I’ll love You, forever I’ll stand
Nothing compares to the promise I have in You

GOD’S WORD – Psalm 121

SPECIAL MUSIC – Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – arr. Wyrtzen

GOD’S WORD – John 3:1-17

SERMON – Pastor Dan

*HYMN – Let Us Break Bread Together – #265

Let us break bread together on our knees.
Let us break bread together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord have mercy on me.

Let us drink wine together on our knees.
Let us drink wine together on our knees. [Refrain]

Let us praise God together on our knees.
Let us praise God together on our knees. [Refrain]

All who desire to receive the bread and the cup are welcome to receive God’s gifts at Christ’s Table.


*HYMN – Grace Greater Than Our Sin – #383

Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary’s mount out-poured–
There where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.

Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin!

Sin and despair, like the sea-waves cold,
Threaten the soul with infinite loss;
Grace that is greater– yes, grace untold–
Points to the Refuge, the mighty Cross. [Refrain]

Dark is the stain that we cannot hide,
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! There is flowing a crimson tide;
Whiter than snow you may be today. [Refrain]

Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
Freely bestowed on all who believe!
All who are longing to see His face,
Will you this moment His grace receive? [Refrain]


*POSTLUDE – Nun last uns Gott, dem Herren – Pachelbel

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