The Third Sunday in Lent
March 11, 2012
Lord, in loving contemplation Fix our hearts and eyes on you Till we taste your full salvation And your unveiled glory view. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 111:5)
Worship Focus: God's Wisdom: Christ Crucified
Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38
Hymns: 474, 456, 412, 111
First Lesson: Exodus 20:1-17
The Ten Commandments express God's wisdom. But this wisdom cannot save us, since we are law-breakers.
Psalm 25, p. 74
Lift up your soul to the Lord, trusting in Christ's cross.
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:22-25
Only the foolishness of the cross makes us wise for salvation.
Gospel: John 2:13-22
Christ crucified saves because he rose on the third day, just as he had promised.
Psalm 25:1-5. Of David
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.
Show me your says, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (NIV1984)
Lenten Service: We continue the theme: See His Cross! and ponder Jesus' surprising words to to Pilate recorded in John 18:36, 37. What a different kind of King he is!
Sermon Series: Today we begin a three part sermon series: Our Heartfelt Prayer, as we plant in our hearts the words the Holy Spirit gave David to write in Psalm 25.
Psalm 25: Our Heartfelt Prayer
March 11, Psalm 25:1-5
My Hope Waits for You, O My God
March 18, Psalm 25:6-15
Remember Your Mercy, O Lord
March 25, Psalm 25:16-22
Rescue Me, O Redeemer
Financial News: The General Fund ended February with a balance of $426.61. $5805 came in and $5729.65 went out. For Missions $634 was given bringing the year-to-date total to $696 toward the commitment of $8000.
March ushers: Duane Hausmann (capt.), Tom Mohr, Harvey Flaten, Scott Boettcher, Ryan Flaten
March cleaners: Barry & Sandy Nelson; Check & Lisa Nelson
Today's Greeters: John & Tawnia Jepma