Be Thou My Vision
Greeting & Lighting of Christ Candle
Dr. J. Michael Parnell
Chiming of the Hour
At the Name of Jesus
At the name of Jesus, At the name of Jesus, Every knee shall bow in heaven and in earth. (repeat)
That every knee shall bow And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. (repeat)
Litany & Invocation
Leader: This is the fifth step on our Lenten journey, the step of sacrifice.
People: Be with us, Lord, as we take this step.
Leader: This requires the willingness to give all of your life to the Lord.
People: Be with us, Lord, as we commit our lives to you.
Leader: Come, let us worship and offer our voices of praise to God.
People: Let us open our hearts and spirits to God this day.
Open My Eyes, That I May See
Open my eyes, that I may see Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me; Place in my hands the wonderful key That shall unclasp and set me free. Silently now I wait for Thee, Ready, my God, Thy will to see; Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!
Open my ears, that I may hear Voices of truth Thou sendest clear; And while the wave-notes fall on my ear, Everything false will disappear. Silently now I wait for Thee, Ready, my God, Thy will to see; Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine!
Open my mouth, and let me bear Gladly the warm truth everywhere; Open my heart, and let me prepare Love with Thy children, thus to share. Silently now I wait for Thee, Ready my God, Thy will to see; Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!
First Lesson & Pastoral Prayer
Sweet Hour of Prayer – Medley