Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Deltona Disciples






March 1



Each rock represents someone who has died crossing the desert in Douglas county since 2011.

Welcome to DCC!  When we gather for worship we receive each other as part of God’s coming kingdom.  This is the second Sunday of Lent, a season of preparation and deep contemplation, when we prepare for Jesus death and resurrection.  Today we hear the stories our pastor brings back from her trip to the Arizona Border with Mexico.
  Greetings & Announcements                       Pastor Susanna  
 Prelude                                                                            Miles Sutton  
 Acolytes bring the light of God into the service   
*Call to Worship (Read Responsively)            Pastor Susanna
  (Based on Psalm 22)
One:  You who fear the Lord, praise God! All you offspring of  
          Jacob, glorify God; stand in awe of God, all you offspring of Israel!
Many:  For God did not despise us though we were afflicted; 
          God’s face was not hidden from us, When we cried God       
            heard it
One:  From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my       
         vows I will pay before  those who fear God.
Many:  The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek God        
          shall praise the Lord. 
One:  All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord;
Many:  And all the families of the nations shall worship before God
LTS students praying at the wall between Mexico and Arizona

*Opening Hymn    All Creatures of Our God and King     22
*Prayer of Approach and Lord’s Prayer           Pastor Susanna
(using debts and debtors)
 Time for God’s Children                                   Pastor Susanna
(Children aged k-8th grade can come up to the steps for this lesson.    
      After, the kids can go next door to Kids Central.)  

Prayer of Confession And Assurance of Pardon    
                 
We found this backpack in the desert.  We do not if the person who dropped it made it to safety.  In it were empty water bottles.
  Scripture Reading                                             Greg Porter           
               Gospel lesson:                      Mark 8: 27-38
                     The Word of God for the people of God
                                  Thanks be to God!

 Pastoral Prayer                                            Pastor Susanna
We lift the crosses of those who died and stand witness to their lives.

  Sermon        Presente                   Pastor Susanna
  Prayer of Commitment                              Pastor Susanna
Crosses in the street for those who have died.


*Invitation Hymn             I’m Thine, Oh Lord               601
 (come forward at this time to unite with our church family, 
for a prayer, or to commit your life to Jesus Christ.)

  Communion Meditation                           Pastor Susanna
A young man who was deported made this and gave it to the Migrant Resource Center

  Communion Hymn       In Remembrance of Me       403
  Prayer for the Bread and Cup                                   Monica DePoy
  Distribution and Sharing of Emblems                       The Diaconate
(Partake of the Bread when served. Please hold the Cup
and we will partake together.)
The desert is a dangerous place.  Needles and thorns, fangs and venom are everywhere.


 Offering Meditation and Prayer of Dedication
*Doxology  Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow      46 
The stations of the cross are marked on the ugly reality of the twenty foot high metal wall.

*Parting Hymn           Somos Uno en Cristo              493                             
*Acolytes take the light of God out into the World
*Benediction                                                 Pastor Susanna
Art that expresses hope at the Ecumenical Faith Gathering
*Postlude                                                          Miles Sutton

Prayers drawn from https://lifeinliturgy.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/lent-2b/

 



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