Worship This Week on Sunday on line.

First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro,  GA  Pastor, The Rev. Meg Jackson Clark 

Sermon Preview for 3/29/20

While the Coronavirus continues to spread across the land and we hang on to the hope that all will be well, Pastor Meg joins us this week from the tomb of Lazarus in Bethany. Her message today and in her sermon on Sunday is that Easter will come again and that we can rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the new life he offers us. Please share this video with your friends. And don't forget to go on-line this Sunday at 11:00 am for Pastor Meg's message of hope.

Posted by First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro GA on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

This Week in Worship:  We are following state recommendations and not holding worship in our church this Sunday.  Please plan to join us on line.  Service this Sunday at 11 AM .  The recorded Sunday Service can be viewed by going to this site www.facebook.com/fpcgreensboroga.org on Sunday morning at 11:00 am.  

Video of Service can be seen by clicking on this link:  https://www.facebook.com/fpcgreensboroga.org/videos/2940693482679294/

Leading Worship this Week:  Our Pastor, The Rev Meg Jackson Clark

Elder of the Month: Meg Marshall  706-224-2149,  Director of Music  - Jean Gomez  

Bulletin for March 29, 2020:

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Meg Marshall

PRAYER
O God, sometimes we are a people of dry bones, a people without hope,
but you promise to raise us from our living graves and fill us with spirit.
Sometimes we are cut off from one another, and our sources of joy are dried up,
but you promise to bring us back home to one another in joy.
Lord, help us to listen for your Word, and live into your promises today.

LIGHTING OF THE LENT CANDLES
We light the Christ candle to remind us that we journey with Christ in this season.
As we light the purple candles, we recall our Scriptures for each week of Lent.
First candle: Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness.
Second candle: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life.
Third candle: Jesus said “The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.”
Fourth candle: Jesus said “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Fifth candle: Today, we hear Jesus say “I am the resurrection and the life.”

MUSICAL INTERLUDE

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O Holy Spirit, our breath of life, before you we confess that our spirits are not fully alive.
We sometimes succumb to despair, and are filled with questions and complaints. Our faith can wither and dry up.
Breathe Your Spirit of power into us, that our faith may be alive in word and deed, and your name may be glorified.
Amen.

ASSURANCE OF GRACE 

Hear the good news: we depend not on ourselves but on the Spirit of God to give us life.
In Christ, we are forgiven and set free.

PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD
Prayer of Illumination Meg Marshall
First Reading Ezekiel 37:1-14
Gospel Lesson John 11:5-6, 17-45
Sermon “While Waiting”

OFFERING
You are invited to offer yourself and your resources in gratitude to God.
(You may mail in your monetary contributions to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 26, Greensboro, GA 30642.)

PRAYER OF DEDICATION
O God, all things come from you. You created all that is, and with love formed us in your image.
You gave your only Son Jesus Christ to be our Savior. All that we are, and all that we have, is a trust from you.
And so, in gratitude for all your gifts, we offer you ourselves and all that we have.
By your Holy Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry through Jesus Christ. Amen.

MUSICAL INTERLUDE

THE PSALM Psalm 130

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Gracious God, we give you thanks for the gift of life, for the gracious presence of your Spirit,
and for the saving love of Jesus Christ.
And yet, Lord, there are parts of our lives and our world which are in need of your life-giving Spirit.
We bring them before you now…
O Lord, breathe on all your breath of life.
Come with us to the place where our hopes lie buried and call us out from our tombs of despair.
Help us to know you as the resurrection and the life.
We make our prayer in the name of Jesus, using the words that he taught us...

THE LORD’S PRAYER

BENEDICTION
Now, may our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort
and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word.
And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

 

Announcing Coming Activities at our Church

PLANS for our Bicentennial Celebration are changing!
If possible, we will celebrate Presbyterian Heritage Sunday on May 17, a time of worship with a Scottish flavor! Our
celebration of 200 years of ministry in Greensboro will be rescheduled for October.

Coming Up:
- Men of the Church Lunch scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, is cancelled.
- Women of the Church Lunch scheduled for April 1 is cancelled.
- Holy Week and Easter plans will be decided at a later date. Currently scheduled are:
- Thursday, April 9, 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship at Eatonton Presbyterian
- Friday, April 10, 12:30 p.m. Good Friday Worship at First Pres, Union Point

Continue Praying For:
Andrea Thompson,  Andrew Langert, Bill Corry, Bill and Verley Dotson, Bruce Porter, Carol McGahee, Carrie Human
Chris Penna,  David Blough,  Harriet Tolbert Bains,  Harrison Marcus,  Isabel Jackson, Jan Tolbert, Jana Chillemi
Jane Satterfield, John Vallely,Johnnie Satterfield , Katie Lawrence Kenneth Pressley, Kirsty Edwards, Family of Liliana Walker
Lori Howerton, Marcus Pinson, Randy Quintrell, Sam Marshall, Nation & World Leaders , Veterans & Military Members

Let us remember our church members and friends: As we offer intentional prayer, let us pray for:
Judy & Pat Ray