ORDER OF WORSHIP
“Offertoire Sur Les Grands Jeux”
Laura Lea Duckworth, guest organist
Call to Worship
One: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
All: God’s mercies are everlasting.
One: They are new every morning.
All: Great is God’s faithfulness.
Prayer of the Day
“Your Faithfulness, O Lord Is Sure”
Call to Confession
Unison Prayer of Confession
All: Trusting you does not always come easy when each day we are faced with the ugliness of the world. We do not believe that love conquers fear. We are not convinced that power comes through weakness. We cannot conceive how you could heal us. Forgive our lack of faith, O God, and renew our trust in you, for we would be disciples of Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.
Declaration of Pardon/Law of God
“God of Compassion, In Mercy Befriend Us” verse 3
Prayer for Illumination
First Scripture Reading
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
"Troisième Leçon" from Leçons de ténèbres
Lacey Hunter, soprano
Faith Aeilts, alto
Second Scripture Reading
Lamentations 3: 22-33
Rev. Tara N. Reck
Affirmation of Faith - The Apostles’ Creed
All: I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
“Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Prayers of the People
“What Wondrous Love” arr. John Dixon
Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Lord’s Prayer
All: 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.
“There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”
Charge and Benediction