Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church

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Pastor: Rev. Lorrin Radzik
 

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.  Arr. K. Hildebrand

Leader: Wait for the Lord; be strong!
People: The promises of God will never be broken.
Leader: With God as our light, what is there to fear?
People: The promises of God will never be broken.
Leader: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
People: The promises of God will never be broken.

 

Eternal God, we are quick to join Abram’s doubt and impatience, but we find it difficult to copy Abraham’s faith and trust. We want to believe your promises, but the here-and-now problems of daily life consume our focus and erode our faith. To often, we let the obstacles of our lives crowd out our faith.  Holy One, open our eyes to your light. Open our hearts to your love. Open our minds to your possibilities. Speak to us today, O God, and strengthen our faith, that we, too, may know the everlasting power of your love. We pray this in the name of our redeemer, Jesus Christ, Amen.

Beloved: Hear the good news!  Christ died for us while we were still sinners and proved God’s love for us.  In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!  All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!  Glory to God! Amen

UMH #430 O Master Let Me Walk with Thee

Invitation to pass the peace with one another

Every Promise of Your Word- Keith and Kristyn Getty

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”[a] And Abram said, “You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.” But the word of the Lord came to him, “This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.” He brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed the Lord; and the Lord[b] reckoned it to him as righteousness.

Then he said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess.” But he said, “O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall possess it?” He said to him, “Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” 10 He brought him all these and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. 11 And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

12 As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him. 

17 When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. 18 On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.

31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me,[a]‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. 33 Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’ 34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 35 See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

 

Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer 

O God, we have beheld your goodness to us. Accept the offering of the work of our hands, and use us for the sake of Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

Above the Hills of Time

Did you know that our weekly General Fund offerings need to total $3,937.86 to balance our budget? Our offerings totaled $3630.00 last week.

Upcoming Events

Creative Hands Ministry
Wed Mar 20, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jazzercise
Wed Mar 20, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Staff meeting
Thu Mar 21, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Praise Choir
Thu Mar 21, 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

AA Meeting
Thu Mar 21, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jazzercize
Sat Mar 23, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Recovery International
Sat Mar 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Journey Worship Service
Sun Mar 24, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Traditional Worship Service
Sun Mar 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Church Canvas Training Meeting
Sun Mar 24, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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