Fourth Sunday of Lent

                                             March 30, 2014


*Those that are able are invited to stand


Welcome and Announcements


Entering into worship          


Scripture                                                                                                            1 Samuel 16:1-13


*Call to Worship

Leader: People of God, you are welcome in the presence of God, no matter what has happened in your life.

People: We worship the God who sees the end from the beginning and already

knows the outcome of every situation.

Leader: People of God, you are welcome in the presence of God, no matter how you look.

People: We rejoice to know that God looks beyond good looks or accomplishments,

wealth or social connections; God sees the heart.

Leader: No matter who we are or how life has treated us…

All: We are all welcome in God's house!


*Opening Hymn                 “God of Love and God of Power”                                     #578


*Opening Prayer


*Hymn                                           “Into My Heart” (verse 1)                                        #2160

                                                                     in The Faith We Sing

                             Into my heart, into my heart, come into my heart Lord Jesus;

                          Come in today, come in to stay; Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.


*Greeting One Another in Christian Love                                    


Moving into God’s word


Children’s Sermon


*Hymn                                “Open My Eyes, That I May See”                                         #454


Scripture                                                                                                                      John 9:1–41




Visual Illustration                          Amazing Grace


A Time for Prayer

        (You are invited to share your prayer concerns with the congregation by writing them on the

                                                  Prayer Request cards in the pews and placing them in the offering plate.)


Visual Illustration                             Psalm 142


Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s Prayer

            Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

 Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into

temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  Amen.


Sharing our blessings


Offering our Gifts and Tithes


Offering Prayer

Our lives overflow with the goodness of God.  Sharing what we have so abundantly received,

we now bring our tithes and offerings with gladness and gratitude.

Receive these gifts, O Lord, and bless them that they might be the source of blessing for others.

Bless us, too, we pray, that we might be true disciples sharing the good news by word and deed with all. Amen.



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Taking the Word to the World


Anthem                                              “Loving Savior”                                                       Choir


*Closing Hymn                   “As a Fire Is Meant for Burning”                                             #2237

in The Faith We Sing




*Hymn                                               “Into My Heart” (verse 2)                                                #2160

in The Faith We Sing

Out of my heart, out of my heart, shine out of my heart, Lord Jesus;

Shine out today, shine out always;

Shine out of my heart, Lord Jesus.




Prayer Concerns:

Linda (friend of Mary K.) – back problems

Cheryl (Tom’s cousin) – liver surgery

Barb (Tom’s sister) – upcoming surgery

Joey (5th grader in Sewickley) – recently diagnosed with cancer


Ongoing Prayer Requests:

George- battling stomach cancer; Pat Spencer- continued healing; Steve (friend of Gail)- continued healing in rehab;

Flo (cousin of Jean McQuade)- lung cancer;  Baby Gavin- brain tumor; Mary Ellen (Sharon’s sister)- cancer;

 Steve (John McQuade co-worker)- prostate cancer; Sydney- diagnosed with Leukemia;

Tina Whitehead and her work for human dignity; Our military and their families


Home Bound/Assisted Living:

Alice Wetzel, Marge Schillinger, Betty Willey, Stephen Koesel, Vivian Behm, Richard James,

Ken Thompson, Harriet Fuller, Nancy Radovic, Norma Wood, Bea Crawford, Nell Harper