March 15, 2011 | Season of Lent


Gathering for Praise


Voluntary                                                                                                Sonata VI                                                                                                   J.S. Bach

Hymn                                                                                            O Spirit of the Living God                                                                                        UMH 539

Opening Prayer


 Hearing God’s Word

First Lesson                                                                                           Genesis 12:1-4


Gospel Lesson                                                                                         John 3:1-17



Responding in Faith

Silent Meditation

Prayers of the People                                                      

            God of mercy, hear our prayer. 

Call to Confession                                                                                         Kyrie                                                                                                  from Ghana


            Gracious God,

            we confess that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed,

            by what we have done

            and by what we have left undone.

            Forgive us and give us strength to turn from sin

            and to serve you in newness of life. Amen.


Assurance of Pardon


Great Thanksgiving                                                                                                                                                                                                     UMH 23

      Musical Setting D

The Lord’s Prayer

Giving of the Bread and Cup

      The chalice in the center station contains wine, the other, grape juice,

      Rice wafers on the altar are for those with gluten intolerance

            After receiving, you are invited to dip your fingers in the baptismal font as a reminder of the

            the waters of your baptism.

Music during Communion

            Maye komm na mehwe (I Will Wait Quietly Upon the Lord)                                                                                                                                 from Ghana

Prayer after Receiving

Eternal God,

   we give you thanks for this holy mystery

   in which you have given yourself to us.

Help us to be love as you are love.

Grant that we may go into the world

   in the strength of your Spirit,

   to give ourselves for others,

   in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Departing to Serve


Hymn                                                                                      Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth                                                                                   ELW 735




+Wednesday, March 16, Evensong and Holy Eucharist: Preacher: The Rev. Mandy Brady, Episcopal Chaplain. Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. William H. Shepherd, Director of Anglican Studies

+Thursday, March 17: “Songs and Prayers for the Lenten Journey”

+Friday, March 18, Mid-Day Eucharist: Presider-Beth LaRocca-Pitts, Senior Pastor, Saint Mark United Methodist Church. An outdoor service planned in conjunction with Candler Creation keepers.

+All services begin at 11:05 a.m.

Worship Notes

Greeters:  Renee Stevens & Hillary Watson                                            The Great Thanksgiving: Lift up Your Hearts Year A, 46.

Organist:  Brad Schultz                                                 Confession & Assurance of Pardon: Sundays & Seasons Year A 2011, 112.

Choir: Candler Singers                                                                         Prayers of the People: Sundays & Seasons Year A 2011, 128.

Readers:  Mashaun Simon, Derek Ambrose, Leah Lyman Waldron                  “Kyrie,” Reindorf, Ghana, Global Praise 3, 35.

Preacher/Celebrant:  Dr. Emmanuel Y. Lartey,                 “Maye komm na mehwe,” Amankwah, Ghana, Global Praise 3, 76.

Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling                    Music reproduced by permission ( #A-701943)

Deacon:  Reverend Nicholas O’Neal

Servers:  Trent Lloyd, Mica Koli, Amanda Kelly, Lee Curtis