Order of Worship Sunday, March 7, 2021 Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgNYUMC/Live Google Meet Dial-In: 617-675-4444 PIN: 301 463 603 6721#
Prelude: Lord I Lift your Name on High
CALL TO WORSHIP
Seek the Lord who now is present,
Call upon the Lord, who is near,
Let the wicked forsake their way,
And the unrighteous their thoughts;
Let them return, that the Lord may have mercy on them;
That our God May abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
Neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are my ways higher than your ways
And my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And return not but water the earth,
Making it bring forth and sprout,
Giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth;
It shall not return to me empty,
But it shall accomplish that which I intend,
And prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
OPENING SONG “As the Deer”
OPENING PRAYER O God,
Just as we look into a mirror to see any soiled spots on our face,
So let us look to you
In order to understand the things that we have done amiss.
We are like a reed shaken in the wind;
We are inexpressibly weak.
Leave us not to ourselves,
but dwell in our hearts and guide our thoughts and actions. Amen.
SCRIPTURE Exodus 20:1-17
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
SERMON “Covenant: The Wisdom of God” Rev. David Nicol
TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give
DOXOLOGY #95 UMH
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Almighty God, we thank you for the gift of yourself, and for the transformation of hearts and minds that we call wisdom. In this time of worship, use us as instruments of your transforming grace in the world, and use the gifts we steward and the gifts we give to you to further the goal of making this world a part of the Realm and Reign you desire for all your creation. This we pray trusting in Christ. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
Closing Song: “Spirit Song”
POSTLUDE: “ On the Wings of a Dove”