March 4th Service

Third Sunday in Lent

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “My Life is in You, Lord” SUMH #2032

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: We stand in the need of the presence of God.
All: ​Our lives can so easily become corrupted by our own greed.
One: But the Lord has heard our cries and calls us forward on​​this journey.
All: ​Lord guide our steps.
One: Come, let us worship God who is always with us.
All: ​Let us open our hearts to the healing, restoring love of God. Amen.

Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies” UMH #173

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation” UMH #559

SHARING THE WORD

Old Testament Reading ​Exodus 20:1-17 ​Page 58
*Gospel Reading ​John 2:13-22​ Page 863

Message Pastor Gary
“Why Did Jesus Not Control His Anger?”

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn “Days of Elijah” Overhead

Benediction

Church Life
Sunday, March 4, 2018 – Communion
​9:30 am – Adult Sunday School
​9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
​10:30 am – Worship
​5:30 pm – Serve at Family Promise

Sunday, March 11, 2018
​9:30 am – Adult Sunday School
​9:45 am – Sunday School
​10:30 am – Worship

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Diana Hicks
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

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