BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
February 26, 2023
Lent 1: Shaped By Testing
Prelude— Take the World, But Give Me Jesus (arr. Labenske); Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners! (arr. Rice); Come, All Christians, Be Committed (arr. Hayes)—Meghann Rogers, piano
Christ Candle Lighting
Call to Worship
Leader: Sing together! Celebrate God!
People: God protects us from our trouble.
Leader: God forgives us and covers our sin.
People: God surrounds us with songs of deliverance.
All: Therefore, let all God’s people pray with thanksgiving and worship God.
Welcome and Prayer—Adam Robb
*Hymn—The Glory of These Forty Days—VT 305
Children’s Conversation—Esther Koontz
Scripture Reading—Genesis 2:7,15-17—Pastor Nathan Koontz; Matthew 4:1-11—Carol Peters
Sermon—Roger Neufeld Smith
*Hymn—Word and Sign— VT 483
*Hymn—Precious Lord, Take My Hand—VT 610
Prayers of God’s People
*Hymn—Christ Be in Your Senses—VT 721—People with February birthdays come forward for a blessing, please bring a hymnal
*Birthday Blessing & Benediction—Roger Neufeld Smith
Leader: Many are the woes of the wicked,
People: but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds those who trust in God.
Leader: Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous.
People: Sing, all you who have been forgiven!
All: The Lord’s unfailing love surrounds those who trust in God.
Postlude— This is My Father’s World (arr. Rice)—Meghann Rogers Meghann Rogers
* You are invited to stand
VT = Voices Together
Audio visual—Francis Toews
Pastors—Nathan Koontz and Roger Neufeld Smith
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