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Lower United Methodist Church

February 28th, 2021
Rev. Ileana Rosario invites you to worship with us!
For in-person worship, find us inside the church this morning at 10:30.
Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/akCB5HQeOm4
or
Download from Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/517615945/957e35a39d

Greeting and Welcome 
Prelude - Change My Heart O God
 
Centering Words (Pastor)
Jesus knew one of them would betray him. Surrounded by his best friends, those whom he has trained and loves, Jesus announces one of them will stray from the path that God intended for him to live. His betrayal will cost Jesus his life. Still, Jesus loves them till the end!
 
Call to Worship (Responsive)
Lord, is it me who has betrayed you?
Have mercy on me, according to your faithful love!
Lord, is it me who has strayed from the path?
Wash me completely clean of my guilt!
Lord, is it me who has ignored your call?
Wash me and I will be whiter than snow!
Lord, is it me who has turned from your presence?
Create in me a clean heart and put a right spirit within me.
 
Opening Prayer (Unison)
Merciful God, have mercy on us when we stray, according to your faithful love! Wipe away our wrongdoings according to your great compassion! Transform our hearts with the power of your Holy Spirit, that we may be serve you in love and show mercy to all. Amen.
 
Hymns
Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days       UMH 269
 
Joys and Concerns – Lord’s Prayer
 
Scripture reading
Mark 14:10-16
                                   
Hymn
O How He loves you and me                   TFWS 2108
 
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
Gracious God, we admit how much we need your forgiveness in our lives. We depend completely on your mercy and love. Wipe away our guilty deeds, wash us with your love, and return to us the joy of your salvation. We trust in your compassion. Create in us a clean heart, O God! Don’t take your Holy Spirit away from us so we can proclaim your praise to the world. Amen.
 
Words of Assurance (Responsive)
God, who is merciful, forgives us all!
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God!
 
Text
Mark 14:17-21
 
Sermon
“It’s not me, is it?”            Rev. Ileana Rosario
                                                                                                              
Hymn
The Lord of the Dance                UMH 261
 
Benediction   
May God’s mercy keep a loving heart within us.
May God’s peace wash away our negativity.
May God’s power help us bring blessing to the world.

Postlude - Spirit Of The Living God

Please remember those on our Prayer List in your prayers:

Rob & Glenda Brooks
Matthew & Natalie Fleet 

Family of Betty Bristow
Family of Charlie Cole
Family of Glenn Sears
Carol Sue Lawson
Lana Falkenstein

If you or someone you know has Covid, please notify the church office so Pastor Ileana can call & pray with them. Information will be kept confidential unless the sick person asks to be added to the church prayer list.
Last week's offering:
In-person  $5,753.06
E-giving    $1,162.75   
Total          $6,915.81

Needed for weekly goal:
$4,135.00

Our offerings YTD:
$30,675.68
Our 2021 YTD Goal:
$33,080.00

 
 
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