Jesus' First Words on the Cross
Guest Speaker: Rev. Jesse Walhof
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Prelude: Miriam Hector
“The Old Rugged Cross”
* Call to Worship/Lenten Candlelighting
As we enter the season of Lent, we look to Jesus, our Savior. We remember that he is our prophet, priest, and king; he has all authority in heaven and on earth; and he reigns as our risen Lord. It is through Christ’s sacrifice that we are able to come before our God, and so we look to him to save us and our world.
Hear these words from Hebrews 4:14-16
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
[The first candle is lit from the flame of the Christ candle.]
Lord Jesus, as we walk with you through these forty days, let your light shine into our hearts.
Brighten the darkness of our lives,
and show us where we need to repent.
In our thoughts, words, and actions, teach us to rely on you.
Renew us as your people,
that we may carry your light to the world.
* Song of Worship “Before the Throne of God Above”
* God’s Greeting
* Prayer of Confession/Assurance of Pardon
“Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling”
* Song of Praise “Ten Thousand Reasons”
Song of Preparation
“Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God”
Scripture Reading Luke 23:32-35
Prayer of Preparation
Message: Pastor Jesse Walhof
“Jesus’ First Words on the Cross”
* Closing Song
“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”