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Grace Presbyterian Church WOrship Bulletin

February 25, 2024

Order of Worship

February 25, 2024 - The Second Sunday in Lent
Wandering Heart:  Rescue me from danger
Rev. Dr. Joanne Sizoo, Pastor
Cole Kessell, Elder on Call

Grace Presbyterian Church
Following Jesus, we love, welcome, and serve.

Welcome & Announcements

Minute for Mission       Habitat for Humanity

Prelude       “Refuge”     arr. Marilynn Ham

Psalm Reading                              Psalm 22: 23-31

Call to Worship:
God welcomes the dreamers and the doubters, the courageous and the fearful,
the hungry and the hopeful, the impatient and the reserved.
God welcomes the young and the old, the poets and the prophets,
the faithful and the tired, the curious and the convicted.
Wherever you are on your journey, wherever your boat is at sea, there is room for all to gather here.
This is God’s house.  Let us worship the one whom even the seas obey.

**Hymn     #463  “How Firm a Foundation"

**Call to Confession

**Prayer of Confession
Gracious God, there are days that threaten to swallow us, days when the storms of life feel too big.  In those moments, we often cling to the sides of our ships in fear, spending more energy hiding from storms than looking for you.  Forgive us for doubting ourselves.  Forgive us for doubting you.  Rescue us from the storms of today and from the fears that trap us.  With hope in our hearts we pray, amen.

**Words of Forgiveness

Time with Young Disciples (10:15 only)

Anthem (10:15 only)     "The Storm Is Passing Over"    Grace Notes Choir

Gospel Reading      Matthew 14: 22-33

Message

Affirmation of Faith
I believe in a God who moves toward me when storms rage.  I believe in a God who invites me to be brave.  I believe in a God whom the wind and waves obey.  I believe in a God who knows my name.  I believe in a God of love.  I am not afraid.  Amen.

Prayers of the People with the Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us, not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.

**Hymn                 "Into the Waters”     lyrics by A. Strickland     TUNE:  HERZLIEBSTER JESU

**Benediction

**Choral Reflection       from "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"
Here I raise mine Ebenezer: hither by Thy help I’m come, and I hope by Thy good pleasure safely to arrive at home.  Jesus sought me when a stranger wand’ring from the fold of God.  He, to rescue me from danger, interposed His precious blood.


Postlude

**congregation standing in body or spirit
congregational responses in bold

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worship liturgy written by Rev. Sarah (Are) Speed | A Sanctified Art | sanctifiedart.org