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Clifton

United Methodist Church

Second Sunday in Lent

March 5, 2023

Welcome! Let us worship the Lord our God!

 

 

 

 ORDER OF WORSHIP

                                                                             

PRAISE & WORSHIP

PROCESSIONAL & LIGHTING CANDLES               

 
CALL TO WORSHIP

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.

 

The risen Christ is with us.
Praise the Lord!

OPENING PRAYER                  

Almighty God,

to you all hearts are open, all desires known,

and from you no secrets are hidden.

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name,

through Christ our Lord. Amen.

  

HYMN                  At the Cross                                       UMH 359

 

GREETING & ANNOUNCEMENTS                              Sandra Smith

 
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH         The Apostle’s Creed #881
 

PRAYER                                                                             Charleston McClendon  

THE LORD’S PRAYER                                                     Music Ministry
 

SCRIPTURE                  John 3:1-17                                Rossie Lester                          

 
OFFERING/OFFERTORY
 
SONG OF PREPARATION
 
VIDEO                              Nicodemus
 
SERMON                     
 
SONG OF INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
 
HOLY COMMUNION               Service of Word and Table II, p. 12
 
CLOSING SONG OF PRAISE
 
RECESSIONAL / DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING                               

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Finance Meeting – Will meet on March 27, 7:00 pm, via Zoom.

Safe Sanctuary Training is on Thursday, March 9th at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Creation and implementation of the current Safe Sanctuaries mandate and creating an environment for ministry where disciples of Jesus Christ can be formed and transformed. An online session for required Safe Sanctuary training for all church officers and members will be on March 9th at 6:30 pm. Sandra Armstead will be sending the Zoom link.

Clifton Women Prayer and Self Denial – Sunday, March 19, 2023, after the Morning Worship Service.

Clocks Spring Forward - Sunday, March 12, 2023

 

Are there prayers or celebrations to be shared with your Clifton family? Let us know! cliftonumc@bellsouth.net or 404-241-3388