L: Welcome this day to the second step on our Lenten
P: We come with great hope and expectation as
we walk the way of Christ.
L: Today’s journey will demand much of us.
P: Lord, make us ready to offer ourselves to
L: Come, let us begin again the wondrous excursion.
P: Let us place our lives in God’s abiding
Children’s Message “Find a Child”
of the People and Hearing the Word of God
Joys, Concerns and Pastoral Prayer & Silent Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy
kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive
us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver
us from evil. For thine is the kingdom
and the power and the glory forever.
Response (seated) Come and Fill Our Hearts TFWS 2157
Come and fill our
hearts with your peace,
You alone, O Lord are
and fill our hearts with your peace.
Scripture Lesson: Mark
Sermon: “Gaining Life or Losing It?”
Hymn “Take My Life and Let it Be” UMH 399
Tithes and Offerings
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him all
creatures here below; praise Him above; ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. AMEN.
Prayer of Dedication:
God of heaven and earth, we present our
offerings and gifts as a sign of our gratitude.Give us grace to extend your love beyond our family and congregation to
strangers in need.Amen.
Parting in Song and Blessing
“Lord of the Dance “ UMH 261
“Shalom to You UMH 666
Shalom to you now, shalom, my friends. May God’s full mercies bless you, my
friends. In all your living and through
loving, Christ be your shalom, Christ be your shalom.
Saturday March 24, 2018 9am - 4pm
NH District Resource Day
with Doug Ruffle
Grantham UMC, 418 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH