HOW TO PREPARE FOR CROSSWAY GATHERED: FEBRUARY 18TH, 2018
OPENING IN WORSHIP
Lent is a season of preparation and repentance during which we anticipate Good Friday and Easter. Just as we carefully prepare for big events in our personal lives, such as a wedding or commencement, Lent invites us to make our hearts ready for remembering Jesus’ passion and celebrating Jesus’ resurrection.
Call to Worship
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of God. Let us consider him who endured such opposition from sinful people, so that we will not grow weary. —from Hebrews 12:2-3, NIV
WE ADore God
O Great God – Bob Kaufflin
Great is The Lord – by Ed Cash, Doug McKelvey, & Tim Neufeld
Holy and merciful God, we confess to you and to one another, and to the whole communion of saints in heaven and on earth, that we have sinned by our own fault in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We have not forgiven others as we have been forgiven. Have mercy on us, O God.
We have not listened to your call to serve as Christ served us. We have not been true to the mind of Christ. We have grieved your Holy Spirit. Have mercy on us, O God.
We confess to you, O God, all our past unfaithfulness: the pride, hypocrisy, and impatience in our lives, Have mercy on us, O God.
Our self-indulgent appetites and ways and our exploitation of other people, We confess to you, O God.
Our anger at our own frustration and our envy of those more fortunate than ourselves, We confess to you, O God.
Our intemperate love of worldly goods and comforts and our dishonesty in daily life and work, We confess to you, O God.
Accept our repentance, O God, for the wrongs we have done. For our neglect of human need and suffering and our indifference to injustice and cruelty, Forgive us, O God.
Restore us, O God, and let your forgiveness be upon us for your mercy is great. Amen.
We have been pardoned of our sin
Those who love me, I will deliver, says the Lord;
I will protect those who know my name.
When they call to me, I will answer them;
I will be with them in trouble,
I will rescue them and honor them
and show them my salvation.
Receive the good news of the gospel: In Jesus Christ we are forgive. —based on Psalm 91:14-15, NRSV
Come Ye Sinners – by Eddie Hoagland, Jason Ingram, Jonathan Smith, & Tyler Miller
We pass the peace
In this season we look towards the work Jesus finished on the cross. We remember his suffering and his passion. For he has reconciled us to God and to one another. Crossway, the peace of Christ be with you all
And also with you.
Rejoice – by Dustin Kensrue & Stuart Townen
we hear the word preached
we share the lords supper
Now Why This Fear – by Doug Plank & Augustus Toplad