The Cross: A Symbol of Grace

Cross of Grace

The Sermon: John 19: 17-18

17 And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, 18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.

The Cross: A Symbol of Grace

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Cross of Grace

Second Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 12, 2017 (9:00 a.m.)

Opening Hymn WS WS 722 : Deep Were His Wounds Hymnary.org link (Supplement) – “Deep Were His Wounds”

The Service Of The Word – Supplement (Pages 1-4)

Invocation

Confession and Absolution

The Scripture Reading – Isaiah 63: 1-9

It is often difficult to “go it alone” in many life situations, including physically (trodding the winepress), emotionally (without help or support) and especially spiritually (an isolated believer). Yet never was a greater challenge undertaken than that faced by God’s Son and suffering Servant as He went forth to rescue and redeem a lost spiritual world. No one else could do it, no one else could help Him accomplish it.

The Apostles Creed (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.

Hymn: “He Trod The Winepress Alone”
(Words: W/M Czamanske; Melody: “Abide, O Dearest Jesus”)

  1. All through the Savior’s Passion  There runs this undertone,
    “He came to tread the winepress,  And trod it all alone.”
  2. Alone within the Garden  He knelt in fervent prayer,
    And of His friends and people  Not one was with Him there.
  3. Alone within the palace He bore the taunt of shame,
    While Peter in the courtyard  Denied His Master’s Name.
  4. Alone He trod the pavement Where all the rabble cried,
    “We have no king but Caesar!  Let Christ be crucified!”
  5. Alone He climbed the hillside, His garments stained with red;
    No ram was in the thicket  To take His place and stead.
  6. Alone with no one helping To spoil or mar His plan,
    His perfect work was finished  Without the aid of man.
  7. No other Name can save us, No other hope is known
    Than Christ, Who trod the wine-press,  And trod it all alone.

The Sermon ……………………………………………………….. John 19: 17-18

17 And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, 18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.

The Cross: A Symbol of Grace

Create in Me (Supplement pg. 6)

Hymn WS WS 721 : Cross of Jesus, Cross of Sorrow Hymnary.org link (Supplement) – “Cross Of Jesus, Cross Of Sorrow”

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Our Offering

The Lord’s Prayer (Inside Back Cover Of Hymnal)

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen

Closing Hymn WS WS 769 : Lift High the Cross Hymnary.org link (Supplement) – “Lift High The Cross”

Silent Prayer And Announcements