Welcome to our Online Worship this Second Sunday in the Season of Lent! We are on a journey with Jesus to Jerusalem. Join us as we pray together, sing, receive God’s word and share in a spiritual communion. Dr. Wachob will bring us a word this morning from the gospel according to Mark, Mark 8:31-38 – Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection. “Take up your cross and follow me.” Today’s hymns are “The Church of Christ, in Every Age” and “Take Up Thy Cross.” We’ll also enjoy special music written by our own Dr. Rick Branch and a solo arranged by our own Libby K. Hargrave. Let us worship the Lord in spirit and in truth! Let us accept the cross.
There’s a lot happening at First Church during Lent. Click HERE to read about everything that is going on during this important season in the life of the church.
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage:
We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people
mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will.
Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners.
Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance,
and from every evil way.
Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes
brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.
Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust
the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home,
and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise
among the nations of the earth.
In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and
in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail;
all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.