The Prodigal Son Anonymous

©Order of Worship March 27, 2022
Fourth 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: ………………………………………Melanie B.
Greetings ……………………………………Pastor Steven
Opening Prayer: ………………………………..Melrose D.
Opening Hymns: “Seek Ye First #405 UMH
Words and Music: Karn Laffery, 1972 © 1972 Marantha! Music
1.Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his
righteousness, and all these things shall be
added unto you.  Allelu, Alleluia!
2.Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek and
ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be
Opened unto you.  Allelu, Alleluia!
In His Time#2203 TFWS
Words and Music: Diane Ball © 1978 Maranatha! Music,
Admin. By The Copyright Co.
1.In his time, in his time; he makes all things
beautiful in his time.  Lord, please show me every
day as you’re teaching me your way, that you do
just what you say in your time.
2.In your time, in your time: you make all things
beautiful in your time. Lord, my life to you I bring;
may each song I have to sing be to you a lovely
thing in your time.
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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: “Lord, Be Glorified”  #2150 TFWS
Words & Music: Bob Kilpatrick
© 1978, 1986 Prism Tree Music, assigned 1998 to The Lorenz Corp.
1. In our lives, Lord, be glorified, be glorified.
In our lives Lord, be glorified today.
2. In our homes, Lord, be glorified, be glorified.
In our homes, Lord, be glorified today.
3. In your church, Lord, be glorified, be glorified.
In your church, Lord, be glorified today.
4. In your world, Lord, be glorified, be glorified.
In your world, Lord, be glorified today.”
New Testament Lesson: ……Luke 15:1-3;11b-32Melrose D.
15:1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.
15:2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
15:3 So he told them this parable:
15:11b “There was a man who had two sons.
15:12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ So he divided his property between them.
15:13 A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and traveled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute living.
15:14 When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need.
15:15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs.
15:16 He would gladly have filled himself with the pods that the pigs were eating; and no one gave him anything.
15:17 But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of hunger!
15:18 I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you;
15:19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands.”‘
15:20 So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him.
15:21 Then the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
15:22 But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly, bring out a robe–the best one–and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
15:23 And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;
15:24 for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!’ And they began to celebrate.
15:25 “Now his elder son was in the field; and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing.
15:26 He called one of the slaves and asked what was going on.
15:27 He replied, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has got him back safe and sound.’
15:28 Then he became angry and refused to go in. His father came out and began to plead with him.
15:29 But he answered his father, ‘Listen! For all these years I have been working like a slave for you, and I have never disobeyed your command; yet you have never given me even a young goat so that I might celebrate with my friends.
15:30 But when this son of yours came back, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fatted calf for him!’
15:31 Then the father said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
15:32 But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.'”
Sermon: ……”Which One Are You?”……Pastor Steven
Anthem:……… “In His Arms” ……………… Melanie B.
Words and Music: Tina English © 1980 and this arr. © 1982 by
WORD MUSIC (a division of WORD, INC.)
Prayers of the People: ……………………Pastor Steven
Announcements:………………………………Lorri B.
Closing Hymn:“Open Our Eyes  #2086 TFWS
Words: Bob Cull Music: Bob Cull ©1976
Maranatha! Music, admin. By the Copyright Co.
Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus,
to reach out and touch him, and say that
we love him.
Open our ears, Lord, and help us to
listen.  Open our eyes, Lord, we want
to see Jesus. 
Dismissal with Blessing:…………………Pastor Steven
Postlude:…………………………………………Melanie B.

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