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Order of Service

February 24th, 2024

2nd Sunday of Lent

Welcome and Announcements

Celebrant: From dust we have come and from dust we shall return

All: Lord, meet us in the dust

Celebrant: From dust we have come and from dust we shall return

All: Lord, raise us from the dust

Teach Us Your Ways

Teach us Your ways, teach us Your ways

As we learn from one another

Learn to love each other

Teach us Your ways


Teach us to give, teach us to give

Give ourselves for one another

Learn to love each other

Teach us to give


Teach us to weep, teach us to weep

Let us weep with one another

Learn to love each other

Teach us to weep


Hallelujah, hallelujah

Let us learn from one another

Learn to love each other

Teach us Your ways


I Ain’t Got No Home in this World

I ain't got no home, I'm just a-roamin' 'round,

Just a wandrin' worker, I go from town to town.

And the police make it hard wherever I may go

And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.


My brothers and my sisters are stranded on this road,

A hot and dusty road that a million feet have trod;

Rich man took my home and drove me from my door

And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.


Was a-farmin' on the shares, and always I was poor;

My crops I lay into the banker's store.

My wife took down and died upon the cabin floor,

And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.


I mined in your mines and I gathered in your corn

I been working, mister, since the day I was born

Now I worry all the time like I never did before

'Cause I ain't got no home in this world anymore


Now as I look around, it's mighty plain to see

This world is such a great and a funny place to be;

Oh, the gamblin' man is rich an' the workin' man is poor,

And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.


Jesus Calls Us

Jesus calls us o’er the tumult

Of our life’s wild, restless sea

Day by day his sweet voice soundeth

Saying, “Christian, follow me” 


Jesus calls us from the worship

Of the vain world’s golden store

From each idol that would keep us

Saying, “Christian, love me more”


In our joys and in our sorrows

Days of toil and hours of ease,

Still he calls, in cares and pleasures

“Christian, love me more than these”


Jesus calls us! By thy mercies,

Savior, may we hear thy call

Give our hearts to thine obedience

Serve and love thee best of all

Mark 8:31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’

34 He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel,[i] will save it. 36 For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37 Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38 Those who are ashamed of me and of my words[j] in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.’


Sermon: "We Exhale Together" by Kevin Georgas

Prayers of the People 

(After each prayer the leader will say “We pray to the Lord” and in response everyone will say, “Lord, hear our prayer.”)


Corporate Confession: God, we have sinned in thought and word and deed, in what we have done and what we have left undone. We are hurt and anxious and grieved because of what others have done or left undone for us. We lament the powers of this world that subject us to sin and death, and confess our participation in their schemes. We pray that new creation would come on earth as it is in heaven, reviving our hearts, restoring lost communion, and giving us the vision of your glory. 


Consolation: Friends, in Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven, your wounds healed, and the Powers of this world defeated 

All: Thanks be to God 

The Lord’s Supper


Celebrant: Friends, come now to the table, to receive with thanksgiving what by the power of the Holy Spirit we also give to one another, God’s grace. 


All: Lord, in these acts we remember that we need each other to know you. We all have gifts to offer and we all have needs that we cannot meet on our own. Let us give as we are able and receive as we have need. Let this table be a level place, where valleys are lifted and mountains laid low, where we share in communion with one another and with you. 


Words of Institution (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) 


Praise God from who all blessings flow 

Praise God all creatures here below 

Praise God in heaven you choirs above 

The Triune Lord, source of all love 


Every Ditch and Valley

Every ditch and valley shall be raised up 

Every hill and mountain be made low 

Every rugged place will be made flat 

Everybody shall see the glory of the Lord



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