PRELUDE:  O Lamb of God by Joyce Jones



HYMN:  O God, You Are My God Alone (Psalm 63) [Gratus]


INTROIT:  God Is My Strong Salvation by David Paxton

God is my strong salvation: what foe have I to fear?  In darkness and temptation, my light, my help is near.  Though hosts encamp around me, firm in the fight I stand; what terror can confound me, with God at my right hand.  Place on the Lord reliance; my soul, with courage wait; his truth is your affiance, when faint and desolate.  His might your heart shall strengthen, his love your joy increase; mercy your days shall lengthen; the Lord will give you peace. [James Montgomery, based on Psalm 27:1-3]


SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Psalm 27:1-8, 14

HYMN:  As the Deer [As the Deer]

SERMON: “Seeking God, Part One”

ANTHEM:  We Are Singing, for the Lord is Our Light Zulu Traditional Song/arr. by Hal H. Hopson

We are singing, for the Lord is our light.  The Lord is the strength of our lives; of whom shall we be afraid?  Though foes may be near to destroy; the Lord will be our light.  One thing have we asked of the Lord, yes, this is the thing we seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord; to live with God forever.  When burdens are heavy to bear, our shelter is God alone.  Our feet are lifted high; yes, high upon a rock.  We walk in the strength of the Lord, God’s love is ever sure, we shout that the world may hear, we sing a joyful song. [Based on Psalm 27:1-4]


HYMN:  Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts [Quebec]


BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Lord Our God, We Pray Thee, Hear Us Genevan Psalter/arr. by J.S. Bach

Lord our God, we pray Thee, hear us.  In our every hour be near us.  From all evil keep us free, for we hope alone in Thee.  Amen. [Martin Opitz, paraphrased by Richard T. Gore]

POSTLUDE:  Holy God, We Praise Your Name by Grosser Gott/arr. by Paul Manz

Presbyterian Disaster Relief (PDR):  God’s people are called on to stand in the “GAP” — Give. Act. Pray.  The needs of the Ukrainian people are great.   The PDR’s response to the situation in Ukraine will include both financial and technical assistance as the network of faith communities providing humanitarian assistance grows in the months ahead.  Gifts can be made online, by calling (800) 872-3283, by texting PDAUKR to 41444, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. with “DR000156-Ukraine” on the memo line & mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700.

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