Trinity Chapel Presbyterian Church
Hwy 19 and Hwy C, Cuba, MO 65453
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February 28, 2021 Second Sunday of Lent
Prelude and Acolyte Candle Lighting
Opening Sentences followed by Prayer:
L: We will follow Jesus on the Lenten path,
P: for where He is, we would be also.
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship:
L: O mortal, can these bones live?
P: Only the Lord God knows.
L: O people, hope in the Lord.
All: With the Lord there is steadfast love and great power to redeem.
*Opening Hymn #141 “Lift High the Cross” (Verses 1,3,5)
Prayer of Confession:
O Lord, if you held our sin against us, who could live, who could stand? We seem to have more faith in death than hope in your promise of life. We seek peace through war and find security in weapons. We abandon the hungry, sick, and dying, and pursue wealth by making others poor. Even so, you love us; still there is forgiveness with you! Therefore we worship you; for you alone, O Lord, can save us from death and redeem us from our sin.
Assurance of Pardon *Gloria Patri – Glory be to the Father
Special Music Time for Young Disciples
Prayer for Illumination
Old Testament Reading – The Valley of Dry Bones Ezekiel 37:1-14 NRSV
37 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3 He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6 I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.” 7 So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8 I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. 9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.” 10 I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude. 11 Then he said to me, “Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. 14 I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord.”
*Gospel Reading Luke 23:43
43 He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
Sermon: “Paradise” Donna Schiro, Elder
*Affirmation of Faith: (from A Brief Statement of Faith)
In life and in death we belong to God.
Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit,
we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel,
whom alone we worship and serve.
With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that
nothing in life or in death can separate us from the
love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.
*Hymn of Affirmation: #128 “One Day When Heaven was Filled” (Verses 2&4)
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
*Closing Hymn: #284 – “Yesterday He Died for Me”
*Extinguish Candles – Justin Windle
*Benediction and Charge
BOLD FONT = Congregation Reads
* = Stand as you are able
Pianist – Sharon Asher
Guest Pastor – Donna Schiro, Presbytery Pulpit Supply