MARCH 1, 2020

The Order for the Worship of God

Faith Presbyterian Church        

9:30 a.m., March 1, 2020

Prelude     What Wondrous Love is This

What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul



Welcome and Greeting

Hymn     Rejoice, O Pure in Heart



Prayer of Confession 

Prayer for Illumination     Betsy Wagner

First Lesson:     Genesis 3:1-7 (NRSV)     Betsy Wagner

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; 3but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the      garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.’“ 4But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die; 5for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate. 7Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.

Lector:     “This is the Word of the Lord.”

Congregation:     “Thanks be to God for His Word.”

Anthem     O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus   

Children’s Sermon    

Hymn     Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak


Second Lesson:     Matthew 4:1-11 (NRSV)                       

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’” 7Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; 9and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’” 11Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.

Sermon     “We Do Not Live on Bread Alone”     Pastor Emeritus David Horner 


Gathering of Tithes and Offering

Offertory     Choral prelude on Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir

Out of the deep I cry to Thee...
If Thou remember each misdeed,
Who may abide Thy presence?



Emmanuel, Emmanuel
His name is called Emmanuel.
God is with us, revealed in us,
His name is called Emmanuel

Hymn     There is a Redeemer     


The Lord’s Supper


Words of Institution:     1 Corinthians 1:23-26     In Unison 

23For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.  

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Giving & Receiving the Bread and the Cup

The communion bread served this morning is both gluten and nut-free.

The inside cups are white grape juice; the outer cups contain wine.

Prayer of Consecration

Almighty Lord: we are thankful for all the benefits given us in this bread and wine, this body and blood.  As the grain was harvested and the grapes gathered for this food, so may your church in every place be gathered into your household. And as the grain was ground and the grapes crushed, so may our lives be spent in your service, until you return in triumph to gather to yourself the harvest and call us to the marriage feast of the lamb.  Amen.

Hymn     This is the Feast of Victory



Postlude     Canticle of Praise