PRELUDE:  Will You Come and Follow Me Kelvingrove/arr. by David Laskey

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP

HYMN: To God Be the Glory [To God Be The Glory]

PRAYER

INTROIT:  There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy by Karen Marrolli

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, like the wideness of the sea.  There’s a kindness in God’s justice, which is more than liberty.  There is no place where earth’s sorrows are more felt than up in heaven.  There is no place where earth’s failings have such kindly judgment given.  For the love of God is broader than the measures of the mind.  And the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind.  If our love were but more faithful, we would rest upon God’s Word, and our lives reflect thanksgiving for the goodness of the Lord. [Frederick William Faber]

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE LESSON:  Luke 19:1-10

HYMN:  Will You Come and Follow Me [Kelvingrove]

SERMON:  “Hope for the Hopeless”

ANTHEM:  Grace An Early American Melody/arr. by Mark Hayes

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound; that saved a wretch, a wretch like me; I once was lost, but now am found; I once was blind, but now I see.  ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and that same grace my fears relieved; how precious did that grace appear the hour when I first believed!  Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already safely come; this grace hath brought me safe thus far, and surely, surely grace will lead me home, I shall go home.  When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, the glorious sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than since the day we first begun. [Adapted from John Newton]

PRAYER

HYMN:  For All the Saints [Sine Nomine]

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  The God of Hope by Marin R.T. Jacobson

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, by the power of the Holy Spirit. [Paraphrase of Romans 15:13]

POSTLUDE:  Trumpet Tune by Frederick Swan

The flowers are given today by Shelley Hellen in memory of Verdie Hellen.

Presbyterian Disaster Relief (PDR):  God’s people are called on to stand in the “GAP” — Give. Act. Pray.  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.

Would you like to sponsor flowers for one week for worship?  You can place your order for any Sunday throughout 2022 by using this link that takes you to Covenant’s Flowers for Worship form —  https://forms.gle/9C98VA1d17SPmTBV8

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