Rose Window

Service of Worship


Sunday, March 7, 2021

Third Sunday in Lent

Sanctuary

Edenton Street
United Methodist Church
228 W Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
esumc.org


Welcome

Prayer

from the Book of Common Prayer

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn

I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath | OLD 113th | UMH 60

1. I'll praise my Maker while I've breath; and when my voice is lost in death, praise shall employ my nobler powers. My days of praise shall ne'er be past, while life, and thought, and being last, or immortality endures.

4. I'll praise my God who lends me breath; and when my voice is lost in death, praise shall employ my nobler powers. My days of praise shall ne'er be past, while life, and thought, and being last, or immortality endures.

Scripture Lesson

John 14:26–2; 20:19–23 | CEB

T he Companion, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I told you. “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid.

It was still the first day of the week. That evening, while the disciples were behind closed doors because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the Lord, they were filled with joy. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.” Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; if you don’t forgive them, they aren’t forgiven.”

Lector: This is the word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God

Homily

Breathing | Rev. Ashley Griffith

Offering Our Gifts To God

How To Give

You can make a gift via Text To Give by texting ESUMC to 73256 on your phone, or by visiting esumc.org/give.

Offertory Music

Peace I Leave with You | Philip M. Young

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. My peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27 (NKJV)

Benediction


Serving In Worship Today

  • Rev. Ashley Griffith Pastor for Community Life
  • Dr. Filippa Duke Director of Music & Worship Arts
  • Bradley Burgess Associate Director of Music & Worship Arts
  • Christina Starks, Janny Wind, Dickey Adams, Catherine Walden, Sara Crews, Michael Clinkscales, Tommy Begley, Peter Gross, and David Holoman Ensemble
  • Kelly College Hymn Leader
  • Ann Daniel Lector
  • Nathan Head Audio / Visual

Tithes & Offerings

Thank You For Your Ongoing Gifts

Actual
Week of February 28
$73,585.00
Year To Date Total
$585,571.59
Goal
2021 Total Goal
$3,225,000
YTD % of 2021 Goal
18.16%

Caring For Our Neighbors During Lent

Throughout Lent, we seek to bring hope and healing to our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness through a bold new project to build 100 units of permanent and affordable housing called King’s Ridge.

By sacrificially giving $1 (or more) a day per family member for 40 days, we can all play a vital role in helping families and individuals in our community have a place to call home. Please join us in reaching our Lenten goal of raising $40,000 to help build King’s Ridge.

To give online, go to esumc.org/give and select "Caring For Our Neighbors” from the dropdown or send a check made out to ESUMC marked "Caring For Our Neighbors" in the memo.