Order of Worship
Sunday February 27, 2022
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CALL TO WORSHIP
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who has come to set up the chosen people free. The Lord has raised up for us a mighty Savior from the house of David. Through the holy prophets, God promised of old to save us from our enemies, from the hands of all who hate us; to show mercy to our forebears and to remember the holy covenant. This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship without fear, holy and righteous in the Lord’s sight, all the days of our life. And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare the way, To give God’s people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins. In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
OPENING HYMN: “O Wondrous Sight! O Vision Fair” #258 UMH
God of glory and mercy, before his death in shame your Son went to the mountain top, and you revealed his life in glory. where prophets witnessed to him, you proclaimed him your Son, but he returned to die among us. Help us face evil with courage, knowing that all things, even death, are subject to your transforming power. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Read by: Cheryl Bell Luke 9:28-43a
SERMON ”The Spirit Gives Freedom” Rev David Nicol CHOIR ANTHEM “Down by the Riverside”
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYER FOR COURAGE TO DO JUSTICE
open my eyes that I may see the needs of others; open my ears that i may hear their cries; open my heart so that they need not be without succor:
let me not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong, nor afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich.
Show me where love and hope and faith are needed, and use me to bring them to those places.
And so open my eyes and my ears that I may this coming day be able to do some work for peace for thee. Amen
TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give
DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #94
The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.
...And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
...And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,
we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us,
as we proclaim the mystery of faith. Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
...Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,
all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God ), now and for ever. Amen.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
SHARING OF BREAD AND CUP
CLOSING HYMN: “O Come and Dwell in Me” #388 UMH