March 22, 2020 – 4th  Sunday in Lent

THE GATHERING OF THE CHURCH/La Iglesia se Reune

WELCOME AND LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY/Bienvenida y Anuncios        Gayle Boggs        (Not merely announcements, but the activities of our life together that reflect our day-to-day responses to God’s call for faithfulness, and your invitation to join in!)

PRELUDE (Silent Prayer)/Preludio        Brother James’ Air                  Gaelic Melody

INTROIT/Introito                   O Worship the King All Glorious Above           Johann Michael Haydn            

CALL TO WORSHIP/ Llamado a la Alabanza                written by David Adam

Leader:         Lord, help me to relax.Take from me the tension

People:        that makes peace impossible.

Leader:         Take from me the fears

People:        that do not allow me to venture.

Leader:         Take from me the worries

People:        that blind my sight.

Leader:         Take from me the distress

People:        that hides your joy.

All:        Help me to know that I am with you, that I am in your care, that I am in your love, that you and I are one.

SONG/Cántico        Everlasting God

PRAYER OF CONFESSION/Oración Penetencial        

        Gracious God, we find ourselves in a world that is filled with anxiety.  Each hour, if not each minute, we look at our phones or T.V. to see what bad news of spreading disease awaits. How easy it is to allow fear to dominate our lives.  How often the dark valley consumes us. Thank You for the Good Shepherd who is always with us.  May we experience the certainty of your loving presence. Grant us grace to trust in your care which comes to us in the midst of our worst times and help us to know that we shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

                (Silent Prayer and Meditation/Meditación en Silencio)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON/Seguridad del Perdón        

Leader:         Surely goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives.

People:        God forgives our failures and calls us back into the flock.

        

RESPONSE/Respuesta                 What Wondrous Love Is This (v. 1)                                    Hymnal 85

                  What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul,

                   What wondrous love is this, O my soul!

                   What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss

                   To bear the heavy cross for my soul, for my soul,

        To bear the heavy cross for my soul!

THE PEACE

Leader: May the peace of Christ be with you.

People:         And also with you.

(The people may greet one another saying, Peace be with you.)

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD/Liturgia de la Palabra

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION/Oración de Iluminación        

ANTHEM                  God’s Great Love Is So Amazing        Charles C Converse

                Mariana Sandoval & Isidro Melchor

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON/Lectura del Testamento Antiguo        Psalm 23                  

SERMON/Mensaje         “The Lord is Our Shepherd”        Rev. Dr. John M. Nelsen

                

RESPONSE TO THE WORD/Respuesta a la Palabra

HYMN/Cántico        My Shepherd Will Supply My Need        Hymnal 172        

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER/Oraciónes del Pueblo y el Padrenuestro

                   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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

OFFERING/La Ofrenda.             Healer

DOXOLOGY        Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow        Hymnal 591

        Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God all creatures here below;

        Praise God above ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

PRAYER OF DEDICATION/Oración de Dedicación

THE SENDING OF THE CHURCH/El Envio de la Iglesia

HYMN/Cántico        Be Still My Soul        GTG 819         

CHARGE AND BENEDICTION/Mandato y Benedición

RESPONSE/Respuesta                 

CLOSING SONG        You Never Let Go