Sunday, March 29, 2020, 10:30 AM
Fifth Sunday in Lent
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WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Prayer, Praise and Offering:
FIRST SCRIPTURE LESSON: Psalm 130 (The Message)
“Help, God—the bottom has fallen out of my life!
Master, hear my cry for help!
Listen hard! Open your ears!
Listen to my cries for mercy.
If you, God, kept records on wrongdoings,
who would stand a chance?
As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit,
and that’s why you’re worshiped.
I pray to God—my life a prayer—
and wait for what he’ll say and do.
My life’s on the line before God, my Lord,
waiting and watching till morning,
waiting and watching till morning.
O Israel, wait and watch for God—
with God’s arrival comes love,
with God’s arrival comes generous redemption.
No doubt about it—God will redeem Israel,
buy back Israel from captivity to sin.
SECOND SCRIPTURE LESSON: Romans 8:5-8 (The Message)
“Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God. That person ignores who God is and what he is doing. And God isn’t pleased at being ignored.”
TODAY’S MESSAGE: “More Than Words” Pastor Paul Matthew 7:13-29
Sacrament of Holy Communion: