Welcome to the Mantua Center Christian Church. We are a community seeking to have open minds, open hearts, and open arms. We are apart, but bound together through the ties that bind us through the Holy Spirit. Be blessed, be encouraged, and trust that God is near!
Today is the first Sunday in Lent. Together we are walking with Jesus to Holy Week and Easter. We will be learning at Jesus’ feet about how we as Disciples might Live the Resurrection. Jesus’ ministry was a ministry of new life and resurrection and through Jesus we learn what that looks like in the world.
Today we will look at a familiar passage in the Gospel of Luke -- the Good Samaritan. In it we will explore ways that compassion can make an immediate and even big picture impact on the world. Called to Live the Resurrection, we’ll want to take Jesus’ teachings on compassion with us.
So then! Let’s prepare our minds and hearts for worship, let’s take a deep breath and Light a Candle.
Together we have set this time and space aside for the worship of God. Let’s give to God our joys, worries, and sorrows and open ourselves up to what God has to say to us today. Let us worship the Lord...
SONG - Weave (Pam and Beth)
Weave, weave, weave us together. Weave us together in unity and love.
Weave, weave, weave us together. Weave us together, together in love.
SCRIPTURE READING - Kuchenbeckers
OPENING HYMN Great is Thy Faithfulness (led by Pam Auble)
CHILDREN’S MOMENT - Ally Hurd
WEEK of COMPASSION - Hold on Tight Short VIDEO
PASTORAL PRAYER - Sarah Smith
SONG RESPONSE Shepherd Me, O God (Pam and Beth)
Shepherd Me, O God beyond my thoughts,
beyond my fears, from death into life
SCRIPTURE READING Luke 10:25-37
SERMON - Compassion - Chad Delaney
HOLY COMMUNION - Tim Herron
Communion Song - Sweet Hour of Prayer (Chalice)
Communion Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Words of Institution
As we gather around Christ’s Table we remember that on the night that Jesus was betrayed, he took the bread and broke it, gave thanks and said to his Disciples, “This is my body which is given for you, eat of it all of you in remembrance of me.” In like manner he took the cup and blessed it saying, “This is the cup of the new covenant in me, as often as you drink of it do so in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s life, death, and resurrection until he comes again. Remember, all...ALL are welcome at the Lord’s Table.
(Share in the Bread and Cup together)
CLOSING SONG Leaning on the Everlasting (chalice)
BENEDICTION - Sarah