22 March 2020
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  New Eyes To See

(I Samuel 16:1-13; John 9:1-11)
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FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Rev. Dawn Garrett-Larsen, Pastor

March 22, 2020                        Worship 10:30 AM

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PRELUDE            Prelude on ‘Evan’                   arr. Gordon Young

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: God of darkness and light,
People: Open our eyes to your justice
Leader: God of goodness and glory,
People: Open our minds to your wisdom
Leader: God of mercy and kindness,
People: Open our hearts to your love
Leader: Shield us God, with your crook and your staff,
People: Bring us safely home
Leader: Guide us God, with your truth and your goodness,
People: Bring us safely home
Leader: Encourage us God with your oil and your kindness,
People: Bring us safely home
Leader: Shepherd us God, walk with us, always
People: Bring us safely home

*HYMN # 261 (Green) When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

*INVOCATION (in unison)

From Bethlehem to Nazareth, from Jordan to Jericho, from Bethany to Jerusalem, from then to now, come, Lord Jesus. To heal the sick, to mend the broken-hearted, to comfort the disturbed, to disturb the comfortable, to cleanse the temple, to liberate faith from convention, come, Lord Jesus. To carry the cross, to lead the way, to shoulder the pain of the world and take it away, come, Lord Jesus. Today, to this place, to us, come, Lord Jesus.

LORD’S PRAYER (trespasses)

 

ANTHEM                    Suite No. 1                    J. S. Bach

UNISON READING                  Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.

CHILDREN’S TIME                      with Debbie Lyon

 

HEBREW BIBLE LESSON             I Samuel 16:1-13              Pg. 254

 

CALL TO PRAYER    Come Bring Your Burdens to God
Come bring your burdens to God (3 times); For Jesus will never say no!

MORNING PRAYER

*HYMN #446 (Green)             O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

GOSPEL LESSON                        John 9:1-11                               Pg. 95

 

SERMON                   New Eyes To See                            Rev. Dawn Garrett-Larsen

OFFERING Invitation to Share
Offertory  The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want   Brother James’ Air

 

*The Doxology #34 (Green)

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION (in unison)

For your goodness and mercy that overflow through our lives and equip us to share, we give thanks. No sacrifice can match your generosity; no offering is adequate to express our gratitude. We bring ourselves with our gifts, that all may be consecrated anew to your service. Amen.

*HYMN # 350 (Green)               The Summons

*BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE  The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want Tune:Crimond                                                      arr. Wilbur Held

Call to Worship reprinted from Eggs and Ashes; Invocation adapted and reprinted from Stages on the Way; Unison Prayer of Dedication reprinted from Fresh Winds of the Spirit, Book 2

Happy Birthday
March 23 Barb Iglewski
March 27 Alicia Francis, Pat Hallett & Dan Casellas
March 28 Kim Tenreiro

Calendar – All in-person groups, activites, etc, are cancelled until futher notice. If you are in need of Pastoral Care, Rev. Dawn can be reached at (585) 905-3105 or email: revdawn@canandaiguachurch.org.

If you are in need of Administrative/Office assistance, please call Alicia at (585)-314-1627 between the hours of 9am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday, until futher notice.

Prayer List
Muriel Allemand (Jim & Connie Malone’s friend); Maureen Baker (Carla DeMeco’s friend); Steve Beck (Heidi Schwarz’s brother); Keith Blaker; Brad Bliss; Marjorie Case; Cathy Coots; Christian (Whitey Schultz’s son); Peggy & Bob DeSantis (Dorice & Don Raw, Sr.’s friends); Julie English (Janet & Kim Tenreiro’s friend); Sandy Erdman and Family; Brian Fuscaldo (Mara Huberlie’s nephew); Jerry Gomez (Kathi Nacca’s friend); Barb Harradine; Gayle Henry; Carin Herren; Bill Huberlie; Jeff Johnson (Jim & John Johnson’s brother); Carol Kober (Debbie Lyon’s neighbor); Jim Kolesar (George & Carin Herren’s friend); Sue Kotalik; Michelle List (JoAnn Reed’s friend); Loren (Meg & Jack Radley’s friend); Lynn (Joan Ryan’s friend); Scott Lyon (Betty’s son); Eileen McCarthy (Carla DeMeco & Betsy Dresser’s friend); Sally Mueller; Liz Nelson (Kathy Ward’s friend); Chris Pritchard (Rick, Cindy Mullen & George Herren’s friend); Jack and Meg Radley; Randy (Friend of Don & Marilyn DeSmith); Sara (Meg & Jack Radley’s granddaughter); John Paul and Pat Smith; Smith/Dworetsky Family (Okke & Kathy Postma’s friends); Sally Stowell (Alice Berry’s mother); Walker (Don & Dorice Raw’s friend); Kathy Ward; Gordon Wenner (George & Carin Herren’s friend); Merle Winn (Amy Ogden’s friend); Josh Yeo (Barb Stahl’s friend); Jason Zeller (Kathy Ward’s son); Linda Zeller (Kathy Ward’s daughter in law)

 

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

United Church of Christ

58 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424   (585) 394-2184

Website: www.canandaiguachurch.org

E-mail: office@canandaiguachurch.org

                 

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