First Presbyterian Church

February 28, 2021

10:00 am

Prelude  

Welcome and Announcements                                         

Introit   -            "What Wondrous Love is This?"                    Dale Capehart 

Call to Worship –                                                                    Rachel Wilson

We have gathered together to worship God whose only Son gave His life for us. We have come to turn our minds and thoughts away from human things that we might concentrate on divine things. May God speak to each of us this morning according to our needs. Amen

*Hymn       "Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples"             Dale Capehart

Unison Prayer of Confession                                               Sylvia Wilson   

Lord, we confess that when we hear you talk about suffering and dying we tend to draw back and question the cost of discipleship. Forgive us, we pray, and give us a new understanding of what it means to be totally committed to You and Your gospel. Amen

Kyrie                                                                                            

Declaration of Forgiveness                                                   Sylvia Wilson  Friends, hear the good news! God in Christ has forgiven you. Christ gave Himself on our behalf as an offering and sacrifice whose fragrance is pleasing to God.  Friends believe the good news! In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.                       

 *Gloria Patri                                                                                                      Special Music                    "It Is Well"                                   Pamela Bridges

Scripture                               Mark 8:31-38                            Rev. Parrish Bridges

Sermon                      "The Cost of Discipleship" 

Pastoral Prayer and The Lord's Prayer

Solo                                      "The Cross"                           Rev. Parrish Bridges

Invitation to Offering                                                  Rev. Parrish Bridges

Offering Music & Reflection                      

*Doxology                                                                                   

Prayer of Thanksgiving  

*Hymn                       “Arise, Your Light Is Come”                      Dale Capehart

*Benediction          

*Response                     “God Be With You”                                 

Postlude