March 18, 2018 The Fifth Sunday in Lent – Lent: A Practice of Preparation
On this Fifth Sunday in the Season of Lent (a time to prepare for Holy Week and Easter) we continue our series: Lent: A Practice of Preparation using the sixfold charge: Live simply, love generously, serve faithfully, speak truthfully, pray daily and leave everything else up to God.
Following the Westminster Chimes George Coulter leads the congregation in prayer and then reads the scripture lesson: 1 Timothy 2:1-8.
On this Sunday we received Marjean Thomas into membership; Elder Andrew Lee asks the questions of the congregation.
Rev. Dr. Martha Campbell leads the congregation in the Prayers of the People followed by the Lord’s Prayer and the Offertory Anthem, “Psalm 133 – How Good and Pleasant It Is” written by Imre Szilas and sung by the Westminster Choir with a solo by Norm Haynes.
The sermon is by Rev. Dr. Twining Campbell and the Lenten series continues with: Pray Daily. A majority of Christians pray every day. Our challenge comes when there is a problem. Our tendency is to act or to ask for help. We forget that our first response should be prayer.
Following the Charge and Benediction, by Rev. Dr. Twining Campbell, the service concludes with Imre Szilas playing the Postlude “Finale – The St. Matthew Passion” by J.S. Bach and C.M. Widor.