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©Order of Worship March 13, 2022
Second Sunday in Lent

Women’s History Month

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Text for hymns are found below each hymn.  Click on the hymn highlighted text for music.

Prelude: “Into the Woods My Master Went” …Handbell Choir
Music: Peter C. Lutkin Arr. by Frances L. Callahan

Greetings ………………………………………Pastor Steven
Opening Prayer: ………………………………….…Freda B.
Opening Hymns: “Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise”
#103 UMH
Words: Walter Chalmers Smith, 1867 Music: Welsh melody from John
Robert’s Canaidau y Cyssegr, 1839
1.Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.
2.Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
thy justice like mountains high soaring above
thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.
3.To all, life thou givest, to both great and small;
in all life thou livest, the true life of all;
we blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
and wither and perish, but naught changeth thee.
4.Thou reignest in glory; thou dwellest in light;
thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
all laud we would render; O help us to see
‘tis only the splendor of light hideth thee.
Fairest Lord Jesus#189 UMH
Words: Munster Gesangbuch, 1677,
trans. Joseph August Seiss, 1873
Music: Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842,
Arr. by Richard Storrs Willis, 1850
1.Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and man the Son,
thee will I cherish, thee will I honor,
my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.
2. Fair are the meadows, fairer still the
woodlands, robed in the blooming garb
of spring: Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
who makes the woeful heart to sing.
3.Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the
moonlight, and all the twinkling starry
host: Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines
purer than all the angels heaven can boast.
4.Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man! Glory and
honor, praise, adoration, now and
forevermore be thine.
Giving of our tithes and offerings …………Freda B.
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Offertory Response:  The Doxology” #95 UMH
Words: Thomas Ken, 1674 Music: Attr. to Louis Bourgeois, 1551
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him,
all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly
       host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.
Prayer After Receiving: ……………Pastor Steven
Hymn of Preparation: “El Shaddai  #123 UMH
The United Methodist Hymnal
Words and Music by Michael Card and John Thompson
© 1981 Mole End Music
El Shaddai, El Shaddai,
El Elyon na Adonai;
age to age you’re still the same
by the power of the name.
El Shaddai, El Shaddai,
Erkahmka na Adonai;
we will praise and lift you high,
El Shaddai.
Translation of Hebrew
El Shaddai: God Almighty
El Elyon: The Most High God
na Adonai: O Lord
Erkahmka: We will love you
Gospel Lesson:……Philippians 3:17-4:1 ………Freda B.
3:17 Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us.
3:18 For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears.
3:19 Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things.
3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
3:21 He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.
4:1 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.
Sermon:…”Imitating Jesus Christ in Life” …………Pastor Steven
Anthem: “Were You There?”………… Handbell Choir
Spiritual arranged by David Angerman (ASCAP)
Prayers of the People: ………………… Pastor Steven
Closing Hymn: “Lead On, O King Eternal#580 UMH
Words: Ernest W. Shurtleff, 1887 Music: Henry T. Smart, 1835
1.Lead on, O King eternal, the day of march has come;
henceforth in fields of conquest thy tents shall be our home.
Through days of preparation thy grace has made us strong;
and now, O King eternal, we lift our battle song.
2.Lead on, O King eternal, till sin’s fierce war shall cease,
and holiness shall whisper the sweet amen of peace.
For not with swords loud clashing, nor roll of stirring drums;
with deeds of love and mercy the heavenly kingdom comes.
3.Lead on, O King eternal, we follow, not with fears,
for gladness breaks like morning wher-e’er thy face appears.
Thy cross is lifted o’er us, we journey in its light;
the crown awaits the conquest; lead on, O God of might.
Dismissal with Blessing: ………………Pastor Steven
Postlude: “What Wondrous Love Is This?”  Handbell Choir
American Folk Hymn Arr. Linda R. Lamb © 1997 by SoundForth

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