First Sunday of Lent

     March 9, 2014


                                                                      *Those that are able are invited to stand



Welcome and Announcements


     Entering into worship          


*Call to Worship

One:  People of God, on this wilderness journey, what will you eat?

All:  The word of the Lord is our daily bread.

One:  People of God, in this time of temptation, how will you live?

All:  Our faith is in the faithfulness of God.

One:  People of God, at this kingdom crossroad, whom will you serve?

All:  We worship the Lord our God alone.


*Opening Hymn                  “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God”                             #405


Visual Illustration                                    LENT


Opening Prayer

Wild God of wilderness, as we devote these forty days to you, shape us by your

Holy Spirit into the image of Christ our Lord, so that we may be ready, by your

grace, to confront the power of death with the promise of eternal life. Amen.


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                                    


     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 32

Prayer Hymn                                     “Amazing Grace”                                                      #378

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.


Anthem                      “Mighty Lord, Thy Faithfulness Abideth Ever”                                  Choir


Moving into God’s word


Scripture                                                                                                 Genesis 2:15–17; 3:1–7


Children’s Sermon


*Hymn                                     Jesus, Tempted in the Desert”                                                 #2105

in The Faith We Sing


Scripture                                                                                                               Matthew 4:1–11




Sharing our blessings


Offering our Gifts and Tithes


Offering Prayer

Generous God, as we remember Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, we acknowledge

the temptation that pursues so many of us: to measure our worth, our power and our

security by what we have. As we offer these gifts to you this morning, we pray that you

might deliver us from the temptation of building our lives around what belongs to us.

Continually lead us to the conviction that what matters is that we belong to you.

We pray in the name of our Savior and Redeemer. Amen.



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Taking the Word to the World


*Closing Hymn                    “Dear Jesus, in Whose Life I See”                                             #468




*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.






Anita Hoye (visits our church) - was in hospital, diagnosed with cancer

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

Bill (friend of Judy and Marilyn) - in hospital

Carolyn Hartner - still recovering

Kate (co-worker of Jen) - mom passed away

Family of Frances (family friend of Jen) - passed away

Eric Barto (neighbor of Jean McQuade) - quadruple bypass surgery

People or Ukraine, Congo, Venezuela and other places in turmoil


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