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  • Opequon Presbyterian Church

    WELCOME! This historic church began worship on these grounds in 1732 and was organized in 1736. We are dedicated to “prayerfully equipping disciples of all generations to be Christ’s hands, heart and feet in the world.” We are strengthened today by your presence whether guest or member. Go forth, blest and renewed because you were here this day!

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    INFORMATION FOR OUR GUESTS To get the most out of your visit, may we recommend you familiarize yourself with the following:

    • We encourage you to share requests for prayer. You may do so by completing the pink form found in the pew rack and placing it in the offering.

    • Trust your children to the care of our dedicated, loving workers! The nursery rooms are located through the Gathering Area, down the Gallery and through the Dell Room. An usher will be happy to escort you. Our nursery ministry cares for infants and toddlers to age three.

    • Worship Bags are available for children ages 3-kindergarten. These bags are in the back of the Sanctuary. Please return the bag and supplies to the basket when you

    are leaving. • Look forward to taking part in a Faith Formation class each week. Classes are

    held at 9:45 am each Sunday. There are classes for all ages and interests. • Restrooms and a coat rack are located off the Gathering Area, just outside the

    Sanctuary. • A water fountain is located off the Gathering Area. • Large-print hymnals, Bibles and bulletins are available from an usher.

    • Personal hearing assistance devices are available from an usher if you would like to use one.

    • Transportation can be provided to worship. Call the church office before 12:00 pm on Friday.

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    217 Opequon Church Lane, Winchester, VA 22602 540-662-1843 www.opequonchurch.org

    David R. Witt ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pastor Tracie Martin ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parish Associate Laurie Carver ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nursery Supervisor William Heavner ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Organist Susan Homan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Director of Music Patty Klinefelter, Bill Martin ------------------------------------------------------------- Faith Community Nurses Catherine Richard ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Office Administrator Lisa Sorrentino-Miller ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Financial Administrator Robert Sydnor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sexton Carole Witt ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Director of Christian Education Rebekah Witt ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Youth & Young Adult Director

    http://www.opequonchurch.org/

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    SERVICE FOR THE WORSHIP OF GOD March 15, 2020

    8:30 and 11:00 am Third Sunday in Lent

    WE GATHER IN GOD’S NAME

    PRELUDE O, Had I Jubal's Lyre ........................................ Handel

    (Genesis 4:21 tells us that Jubal was the father of all musicians)

    Please use this time to prepare your inward spirit for the worship of God. Please complete the Friendship Folder and pass it along during the greeting.

    PRAYER REQUEST forms are inside the pew holders – please place in offering plate. †All who are able, please stand. Bold print—all respond.

    THE CHURCH BELL RINGS GREETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    †GATHERING SONG NO. 626 ..................................................... As the Deer †ENTRANCE OF THE WORD AND THE LIGHT †CALL TO WORSHIP

    Come, you who are thirsty— here is living water. Come, you who are weary— here is the fount of eternal life. Let us drink from the well of grace. Let us worship the Lord!

    †HYMN NO. 65 ........................................... Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (Please be seated for prayer)

    CALL TO CONFESSION God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the gift of the Holy Spirit. Trusting in God’s overflowing grace, let us confess our sin.

    UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION Lord, you know who we are. You know everything we have done. We thirst for things that will never satisfy us. We commit ourselves to things that will never last. We worship things that will never bring salvation. Still, you offer us the gift of living water. Still, you offer us the gift of eternal life. Forgive us, O

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    Lord, and give us this living water, so that we may never thirst again.

    MOMENTS OF SILENT PRAYER

    WORDS OF ASSURANCE

    This is the good news of God’s grace: Though we were sinners, Christ died for us. Though we were enemies of God, God loved us. Once we were lost and dead— now Christ has become our life and salvation.

    LITANY OF PARDON Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!

    † THE RESPONSE OF PRAISE NO. 438 (vv. 1, 3) ......... Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me † PASSING OF THE PEACE (Please share this prayer with those next to you)

    “May the peace of Christ be with you.” “And also with you.”

    WE HEAR GOD’S WORD ANTHEM ............................................. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

    Lisa Hoekstra

    Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace. Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it. Mount of Thy redeeming love. Here I raise mine Ebenezer, here by Thy great help I’ve 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. Oh, to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be! Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wand’ring heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love; here’s my heart, O take and seal it; seal it for Thy courts above. Oh, that day when freed from sinning, I shall see Thy lovely face; clothed, then, in blood-washed linen, how I’ll sing Thy wondrous grace! Come, my Lord, no longer tarry; take my ransomed souls away. Send Thine angels now to carry me to realms of endless day.

    THE READING OF GOD’S WORD OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Exodus 17:1-7 ................................ Pew Bible p. 56

    Growing in God’s Love Story Bible p. 98

    NEW TESTAMENT LESSON: John 4:5-42 .................................. Pew Bible p. 864 Growing in God’s Love Story Bible p. 236

    Action Bible pp. 556-558

    A SPECIAL TIME WITH OUR CHILDREN ................ “Stop Your Complaining!” †HYMN NO. 39 ....................................................... Great Is Thy Faithfulness

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    SERMON ...................................................... “I Remember Your Faithfulness” David R. Witt, Pastor

    WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD OFFERING OF TITHES AND GIFTS OFFERTORY Be Thou My Vision ............................... Arr. Bethany K. Smith

    †THE DOXOLOGY (Hymnal No. 606) AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION †AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (Hymnal P. 35) ............................. The Apostles’ Creed

    PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION AND THE LORD’S PRAYER (Hymnal p. 35, we say “debts” and “debtors” in the prayer)

    WE GO OUT IN GOD’S NAME †HYMN NO. 547 ........................................ Go, My Children, with My Blessing †CHARGE AND BLESSING † CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE NO. 748 ............................ Go with Us, Lord

    Go with us, Lord, and guide the way through this and every coming day, that in your Spirit strong and true our lives may be our gift to you.

    †POSTLUDE Sinfonia ......................................................... J. S. Bach

    THE SANCTUARY FLOWERS The flowers in the Sanctuary this morning are given by Carole and David Witt in celebration of their 34th Wedding Anniversary today.

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS March 15-22, 2020

    TODAY

    Blood Pressure Screenings 8:30 am: Morning Worship 9:45 am: Faith Formation Educational Hour (For All Ages) 11:00 am: Morning Worship 12:30 pm: PYC Movie Day—Youth Spot 5:00 pm: Lenten Brown Bag Study—Fellowship Hall

    THIS WEEK

    Monday Sing! Shenandoah—6:00 pm—Sanctuary Tuesday: Lenten Brown Bag—12:00 Noon—Fellowship Hall Session Meeting—7:00 pm—Bageant Room Wednesday: Newsletter Deadline Staff Meeting—9:30 am—Bageant Room LOGOS—4:30 pm—Theme: “Rainbow Night” YA Bible Study & Dinner—6:10 pm Choir Practice—7:30 pm—Sanctuary Thursday: Tai Chi—1:00 pm—Memorial Sanctuary Saturday: Presbytery Clerks—10:00 am—Memorial Sanctuary

    NEXT SUNDAY—FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT

    15th Anniversary of the Sanctuary, LOGOS Sunday Morning Worship—10:00 am Worship Only

    Faith Formation Educational Hour (For All Ages)—8:45 am Exodus

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