Worshiping Together in Different Places–An online worship experience on the 4th Sunday of Lent (B)

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Welcoming reflection        The Welcoming Prayer by Fr. Thomas Keating

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Welcome to Worship on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

During this time of worship you may wish to have a candle to light and to have bread and a beverage for communion — whatever you have available will be sufficient.

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Gathering Song        Come, Now is the Time to Worship        Maranatha! Music

“Come, now is the time to worship
Come, now is the time to give your heart
Come, just as you are to worship
Come, just as you are before your God”

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Acknowledgement of Land

(An act towards reconciliation)

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GATHERING & EXPLORING

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Set apart your worship space by lighting a candle along with the video clip.  The light of the candle symbolizes the presence of the Holy wherever we are.

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Welcome · Community Candle · Scripture · Moment of Wonder · Sermon

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AFFIRMING

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Song for Reflection & Offering        Pullin’ Weeds        Josh Morningstar

“Hard times have come to visit
Ain’t for the faint of heart, now is it?
If there’s bad, the good comes with it
Life’s a garden, I just dig it

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Offering

There are a number of ways to contribute financially when we are unable to attend worship in person:

• Make a one-time donation or manage ongoing, automatic giving on our secure website page: https://fccpuyallup.com/donate

• Use our mobile app to set up one-time or ongoing giving from your phone. Download the GivePlus app from the App Store or Google Play to your smartphone and then search for “First Christian Church” using our zip code, 98371.

• Send checks by mail to: First Christian Church 623 9th Ave. SW P.O. Box 516 Puyallup, WA  98371

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CELEBRATING & BLESSING

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During this video clip you are invited to share the elements of communion which you have set aside for this worship time.  Bread, crackers, juice, wine, or water–all are signs of Christ’s abiding presence with us.

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Prayers of the People · Communion · Benediction

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Closing Song        What a Friend We Have in Jesus        Celtic Worship

“Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Announcements: Today:  Open the Week 4 bag in your Stay-Home Lent Kit Tonight:  The Possibilities of Lent gatherings – Sundays in Lent at 7 pm on Zoom (3/14 – 3/21 – 3/28) Bring your kit, a cup of hot tea (tea bag in Week 4 bag), and a Bible Get the Zoom link: · Check your snail mailbox or · the weekly e-newsletter The Week Ahead or · contact your elder   .


Preacher: Pastor Ray Smith; Elder: Karrin Lewis; Scripture: Sharol Cook; Moment of Wonder: Gretchen Mertes; Prayers of the People: Cathy Hansen

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