“PDA” - Dr. Jonathan Sloan gives a message about how we care for the community with Public Displays of God's Affection.Posted by First Presbyterian Church of Omaha on Sunday, March 15, 2020
March 15, 2020
WE GATHER TO PRAISE and SERVE GOD
Prelude: “People Need the Lord” arr. M Hayes
“Praise His Greatness” arr. M Hayes
Welcome and Call to Worship
Leader: We gather this morning as servants of God;
People: called to care for and minister to each other.
Leader: As we strive to be more like the Lord,
People: we seek ways to help and encourage others.
Leader: Today and every day we find ourselves in the
world, surrounded by the lost and broken. God
asks us to see them through the eyes of a
ALL: Let us serve as we worship God.
Praise Hymn “I Can Only Imagine” Mercy Me
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
Dear Lord, You call us to reach out to others, but we pull back in fear and distrust. You ask us to see those in need as You see them: children of God; yet we often don’t see them at all. You expect us to serve as needed, just as You do, yet we want to pick and choose who we help. We decide when serving best fits into our schedules. Help us to see the need without looking for the best causes. Help us to listen to the longings without finding excuses. Help us to act without judging…(Silent time of prayer)
Assurance of Pardon
Leader: God’s grace extends to all who believe. It is not restricted, but freely given to both the poor in possessions and the poor in spirit. No one deserves God’s mercy, but we all receive it.
ALL: Thanks be to God!
* The Gloria Patri – Hymn Tune, 581
Children’s Moment Jim Sloan
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Message Dr. Jonathan Sloan “PDA”
1 Peter 4:7-11 Page 985 in Pew Bible
7 The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Be hospitable to one another without complaining. 10 Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 11 Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
Offertory Anthem “Pass It On” arr. M Hayes
Hymn #761 “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service”
Our worship continues as we serve.
Prayer and Benediction as projects are completed.