March 15, 2020

Established 1849

“…he…healed all the sick. This was to fulfill
what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
‘He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.’”
Matthew 8:17


Welcome and Announcements

Opening Sentences: Jeremiah 8:20–22

“The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved. Since my people are crushed, I am crushed; I mourn, and horror grips me. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?”

*Hymn: #119 “There is a Balm in Gilead”

*Call to Worship: Psalm 41:1–4, 13

Leader: Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.

People: The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him with land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.

All: The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.

People: I said, O LORD, have mercy on me; heal me, for I have sinned against you.”

Leader: Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.

People: Amen and Amen.

*Praise and Worship: “May the Fragrance of Jesus Fill this Place”

Men: May the fragrance of Jesus fill this place
Women (echo): May the fragrance of Jesus fill this place.
Men: May the fragrance of Jesus fill this place
Women: Lovely fragrance of Jesus
All: Rising from the sacrifice of lives laid down in adoration

Men: May the beauty of Jesus fill my life,
Women: May the beauty of Jesus fill my life,
Men: May the beauty of Jesus fill my life,
Women: Perfect beauty of Jesus.
All: Fill my thoughts, my words, my deeds;
My all I give in adoration.

Minute for Missions: Cedars of Lebanon
Morning Offering
Offertory: Piano / Organ Duet
*Doxology and Prayer

Old Testament Lesson: Leviticus 13:9–11, 45–46 (Pages 79-80)^

Gospel Lesson: Luke 5:12–16 (Page 728)^

Message: “The Willing Healer”

*Hymn of Response: #628 “He Touched Me”

Silent Prayer

“O LORD, my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.”
Psalm 30:2

Congregational Prayer and Community Prayer Focus

*Hymn of Consecration: “Lord, I Need You”

Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You're the One that guides my heart
Chorus: Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
Where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me.

So teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
When I cannot stand I'll fall on You
Jesus, You're my hope and stay

*Benediction: Isaiah 26:3–4

“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.”


*Please stand if able
^Page numbers refer to blue pew Bibles

Community Prayer Focus: March 15 – Large businesses

Pray for large businesses and corporations in the area, particularly

  • That businesses considering moving out of the area would remain, preserving employment for area residents

  • For relief from tax and regulatory barriers to locating new businesses in the county and the attracting of new employment opportunities

  • That large businesses would financially support community services, schools and area ministries and encourage their employees to volunteer

  • That corporate culture would be favorable to religious expression and Bible studies conducted by employees