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Posted by West Side Moravian Church on Sunday, March 29, 2020

 Order of Worship for Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Preparing for Worship- This week bring with you a candle, or flashlight, or use the flashlight on your phone, or set out a Moravian star you can light for use at points through the service. 

 Prelude

Reading from Today’s Daily Text      

Opening Hymn   “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”           #461, Moravian Book of Worship

O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,                                                              our shelter from the stormy blast and our eternal home.

Prayers for Lent    Congregational prayers for Moravian Worship, pages 42-43

Lord God, our Father in heaven, you have shown your great love toward us by sending your Son into the world to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.  We give you thanks because you have made us worthy to share in the inheritance of the saints in light, having rescued us from the power of darkness, and brought us into the kingdom of your beloved Son.

 Lord God, Son, the Savior of the world, though you were in the form of God, you did not consider equality with God something to cling to, but emptied yourself, taking the form of a servant, being born in human likeness.  You humbled yourself and became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  We give you thanks because you, our merciful and faithful High Priest, have made reconciliation for the sins of the people. You were despised and rejected, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.  You were wounded for our transgressions; you were bruised for our iniquities; upon you fell the punishment that made us whole; and by your wounds we are healed.  

 Lord God, Holy Spirit, one with the Father and the Son, you fill our hearts with the love of God and make our bodies your holy temple.   We give you thanks because you descended upon the Christ, anointing him to bring good news to the poor; to heal the brokenhearted; to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind; to set free those who are oppressed; and to proclaim the time of the Lord’s favor.

Hymn: LATROBE (581 A), hymn 72 

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, One in Three and Three in One,                                                    As by the celestial host, Let your will on earth be done;                                                          Praise by all to you be given, Glorious Lord of earth and heav’n

From all self-righteousness,

From ingratitude and selfishness,

From lukewarmness,

From all indifference to your meritorious life and death,

Deliver us, gracious Lord and God

Hymn: PASSION CHORALE (151A), hymn 69

What language shall I borrow to thank you, dearest Friend,                                                    For all your dying sorrow, your mercy without end?                                                                  Grant me to lean unshaken upon your faithfulness                                                                          Till I from earth am taken to see you face to face.

By your holy incarnation and birth,

By your early exile,

By your pure and blameless childhood,

By your willing obedience,

By your humility, meekness and patience,

By your faithfulness in your earthly calling,

By your fasting and temptation,

By your perfect life before God and humanity,

Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God.

By your tears and agony, your crown of thorns and cross,

Lead us to repentance for our sins. 

By your willing sacrifice of yourself even unto death.

Make known to us the mystery of your love.

 Into your open arms stretched out upon the cross,

                Receive us all.

 By all your sacred wounds and precious blood,

By your innocent suffering and dying,

By your rest in the grave,

By your glorious resurrection and ascension,

Bless us and save us, Christ Jesus, our Redeemer.

 Fulfill in us your prayer that all who love you may be one, as you are in the Father, and the Father in you.  Hear us and help us, gracious Savior.

 You have made God known to us as Father, so that the love with which he has loved you may be in us,  And you in us.

Christ, and him crucified, Remain our confession of faith.

                                                                                                                                                              Hymn: COVENANT (185A), hymn 71

Lamb of God, you shall remain forever                                                                                            Of our songs the only theme;                                                                                                            For your boundless love, your grace and favor,                                                                                We will praise your saving name;                                                                                                 That for our transgressions you were wounded,                                                                         Shall by us in nobler strains be sounded,                                                                                            When we, perfected in love,                                                                                                              Once shall join the church above.

 Prayers of Intercession

Message with Children, Youth (and Adults too😊 )                  

 Scripture                                      Mark 13:1-8, 32-37

 Sermon                                “When Will This Be?”

 Our Offerings  Celebrating the ways we can offer ourselves and our resources to reflect Christ’s light in our care for others

>Financial Tithes and Offerings can be mailed into the church office at 1707 South Oneida, Green Bay 54304

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Prayer

 CLOSING HYMN              When We Face an Unknown Future

A NEW HYMN IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

BEACH SPRING 8.7.8.7 D (“God Whose Giving Knows No Ending”)

When we face an unknown future that we can’t imagine yet,
when the closeness we have treasured turns from blessing into threat—
As we miss our friends and loved ones, as we crave community,
may we look, God, in this season, for a whole new way to be.

Jesus faced the lonely desert as a time to look within.
There he met such trial and conflict; there he knew you were with him.
In this time of separation when we miss the life we’ve known,
may we hear your voice proclaiming: “I am here! You’re not alone.”

May we cherish those around us as we never have before.
May we think much less of profit; may we learn what matters more.
May we hear our neighbors’ suffering; may we see our neighbors’ pain.
May we learn new ways of offering life and health and hope again.

God, when illness comes to threaten, and when so much here goes wrong,
may we know this thing for certain— that your love is sure and strong.
You’re beside us in our suffering, and when times are surely tough,
we may face an unknown future, but it’s filled, Lord, with your love.

Tune: The Sacred Harp, 1844; attributed to Benjamin Franklin White
Text: Copyright © 2020 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
Email: carolynshymns@gmail.com New Hymns: 
www.carolynshymns.com
Churches are given permission for free use of this hymn, including in live streaming and posting it online. Drop me an email if you want it in MS Word and/or a PDF with music: carolynshymns@gmail.com

Benediction

Postlude

SUNDAY SCHOOL! Below is a link to this week’s lesson and a link to a coloring page/worksheet.

https://drive.google.com/a/depere.k12.wi.us/file/d/10gRNGkPVA-2ydxxfbWR0v5vAwAVsOCgT/view?usp=drivesdk

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