March 7 Worship Order

11:00 A.M.

Prelude
In the Sanctuary
arr. Nordman

Greeting & Lighting of Christ Candle
Dr. J. Michael Parnell

Chiming of the Hour
Thomas Winkler

Worship Song                                                                                                       
Thy Word

Chorus – Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

When I feel afraid, and I think I’ve lost my way, Still you’re there right beside me.  Nothing will I fear as long as You are near. Please be near me to the end.

I will not forget Your love for me, and yet my heart forever is wandering. Jesus, be my guide and hold me to Your side; I will love You to the end.

Litany & Invocation

Leader:  Weary and overwhelmed, we gather.
People: God’s holy word revives us.
Leader: Simple and confused, we yield.
People: God’s word gives us wisdom.
Leader: Blind and uncomprehending, we await.
People: God’s word enlightens our eyes.
Leader: More precious than gold is God’s word.
People: Sweeter than honey are God’s commands.

Hymn
The Church’s One Foundation

The church-’s one foundation Is Jesus Christ, her Lord; She is His new creation, By Spirit and the Word; From heav’n He came and sought her To be His holy bride; With His own blood He bought her, And for her life he died.

Elect from ev-‘ry nation, Yet one o’er all the earth, Her charter of salvation: One Lord, one faith, one birth; One holy name she blesses, Partakes one holy food, And to one hope she presses, With ev-‘ry grace endued. 

‘Mid toil and tribulation, And tumult of her war, She waits the consummation Of peace forevermore; Till with the vision glorious Her longing eyes are blest, And the great Church victorious Shall be the Church at rest.

First Lesson & Pastoral Prayer
Matthew 7:24-27
Dr. Mike

Meditation
For Those Tears I Died
arr. Kartsonakis

Second Lesson
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Dr. Mike

Sermon
A World Where God Does Not Exist
Dr. Mike

Postlude
Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine
Crosby