Order of Worship Sunday, March 14, 2021 Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgNYUMC/Live Google Meet Dial-In: 617-675-4444 PIN: 301 463 603 6721#
CALL TO WORSHIP
In comparison with this big world, the human heart is only a small thing.
Though the world is so large, it is utterly unable to satisfy this tiny heart.
The ever-growing soul and its capacity can be satisfied only in the infinite God.
As water is restless until it reaches its level, so the soul has no peace until it rests in God.
Thou has made us for thyself O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find rest in thee.
OPENING HYMN: “Lift High the Cross” #159 UMH
OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, we come trusting that the eyes of our hearts have seen salvation!
As Moses lifted the serpent in the desert, and those afflicted who looked up were healed,
we have looked up, and we have seen Jesus!
Continue to draw us, by the power of the Holy Spirit,
to the one who lifted up draws the world to himself.
Continue to shape us, to form us, that we might be found in Christ.
Today, and each day, use us,
that in us the world might be drawn to Christ,
in whom we find life and salvation.
This we pray, in the name of Christ Jesus, our crucified and risen Savior. Amen
SCRIPTURE Numbers 21:4-9
John 3:14-21 Emma Glasgow
SERMON Salvation: The Covenant "Lifted Up" Rev. David Nicol
SPECIAL MUSIC “Will the Circle be Unbroken” HUMC Choir (pre-recorded)
TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give
DOXOLOGY “Maker, in Whom We Live” #88 UMH
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
O God, you delight not in pomp and show,
But in a humble and contrite heart.
Overturn our love of worldly possessions
And fix our hearts more firmly on you,
That, having nothing,
We may yet possess everything,
A treasure stored up for us in heaven. Amen
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
CLOSING HYMN: “Nearer, my God, to Thee” #528 UMH