March 02

Weekly Update – 03/02/22 and Sermon Notes for 03/06/22

First Sunday of Lent

This Sunday ~ Betrayal

Join us for At the Crossroads, a special series of services for the season of Lent. Each service in the series reveals in some way how Christ and his cross lead us to decide the path of God’s will in our many crossroads in life. In Week One in the series, Judas Iscariot comes to the point where he must either listen to Jesus or listen to the devil and he chooses to betray Jesus. When we are tempted by Satan to betray our Lord, we gain strength from our Savior to say, “No” to the devil. The service includes readings from Scripture, a children’s sermon, a sermon dialog with Judas and hymns that help us avoid the crossroads of betrayal.

 

Lent Bible Study ~ Starting March 2nd

Will be offered twice weekly (the same study at each to best fit your schedule)

Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. ~ followed by a light soup/bread lunch (open to all, not just the ladies!)

Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. ~ a light soup/bread supper offered before

Lent Worship Opportunities ~ Special evening services as well as each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Ash Wednesday ~ 7:00 p.m.

Palm Sunday ~ 10:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday ~ 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday ~ District 12 ~ TBA

Easter Sunrise Service ~ TBA

 

  

Lent Devotions are here

We still have a few devotionals left.  If you wish one to be mailed to you, please contact the office.

 

 

Don’t Forget our

 Feed Our Neigbor Food Drive

March 6th

Fill up the bag with can goods, diapers, toilet paper, laundry soap and cleaning supplies;call the office for a list if you didn’t grab a grocery bag to fill.

 

   From the pen of Pastor Beckie Linn…

 

Lent is an intensely penitential time as we examine our sinful natures and return to the God whom we have, through our own rebelliousness, hurt time and again. Lent is also an opportunity to contemplate what our Lord really did for us on the Cross – and it wasn’t pretty. But ultimately, the purpose of Lent does not stop at sadness and despair – it points us to the hope of the Resurrection and the day when every tear will be dried (Rev. 21:4).

This year, as with Advent, Lent may look a little different here at Compass.  We will not be rushing Easter or even celebrating Spring just yet.  Our worship experiences and even our surroundings will be simpler, more introspective, quiet and even dark at times.  Through this special journey, we will be all the more ready to celebrate our Risen Lord!! I do hope you experience it with us. Blessings.

In Person AND Zoom Worship

Sunday, March 6 @ 10:30 a.m.

 

Please join us in person or join the livestreaming session via the ZOOM link further down in this document.  You will be able to find the YouTube version later in the week at our website.

 

CCC is inviting you to join our worship service.

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  • First Sunday in Lent: Betrayal
  • Isaiah 33:13-16; I Peter 2:9-10; John 13:21-30

 

Note from the Mattern Family

 

Dear Compass Church Family,

 

Your thoughts, prayers, cards and remembrances during the loss of Mom, Frances Early, have been a great comfort to us.  She felt so welcomed by all of you, but was especially happy to renew some old friendships. Although we miss her dearly, we know she is happy and safe now.

 

Several of you have asked when we will return to in, person worship with you.  We are being extra cautious since Perry had heart by-pass surgery in December.  Once he is fully released from doctor’s care, we will adjust our interactions.  Of course, this all depends on Covid restrictions.

 

We are very grateful for your care & compassion for our family.

 

God Bless you all and thank you

Perry & Maureen

 

Rearranging Our Space

Monday, March 7, 2022

7:00 p.m.

All hands on deck!  We are going to begin moving our stuff around to make better use of the space in our building.  This Monday evening, we will begin with the nursery.  If you can help (no heavy lifting involved), please join us.  Thank you!!

 

March 13, 2002

Spring Forward

 

 Three Ways to Give: You may give by writing a check and mailing it to the office or leaving it in the offering plate while here.  Or you may go online https://compassc.org/donate/ and follow the DONATE instructions.   Thank you for your generous gifts.

 

Sunday March 6, 2022:

First Sunday in Lent: Betrayal

March 6, 2022

Gathering as God’s People

Welcome

Glory Be to Jesus

Glory be to Jesus, who in bitter pains

Poured for me the lifeblood from his sacred veins!

Grace and life eternal in that blood I find;

Blest be his compassion, infinitely kind!

Opening Response

One:      I love the Lord, for the Lord heard my voice; and heard my cry for mercy.

All:       Because the Lord turned an ear to me, I will call on the Lord as long as I live.

One:      I have chosen the way of faithfulness;

All:       I set your rules before me.

One:      I cling to your testimonies, O Lord;

All:       let me not be put to shame!

One:      For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit.

All:       Therefore, we give glory to God who raised him up and gave us the promise of salvation. Amen.

Confession and Absolution

All:         Lord of all mercy, we come to you with bowed heads and bended knees seeking your pardon. We confess that we have turned away from the Savior in thought, word and deed. We have sought our own way, forgotten his sacrifice for us, chosen the easy way at the crossroads of betrayal. Forgive us, Lord. Strengthen our faith, confirm our commitment to Jesus’ way, empower us by the Spirit to live the life of faithful witness to your love for us in Jesus Christ.

Pastor:    At the command of the Savior who offered himself for us, I announce to you the full and free forgiveness of all of your sins. May the peace of Christ dwell in your hearts and fill your lives.

Listening for God’s Word

Children’s Moment

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

Take My Life and Let It Be

Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee.

Take my moments and my days; let them flow in endless praise.

Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love.

Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my love; my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure store.

Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee.

Bidding Prayers

Each time the Pastor says, “In your mercy:”

Please respond, “hear us, Lord.”

The Lord’s Prayer

Old Testament Reading … Isaiah 33:13-16

13 Hear, you who are far away, what I have done;
and you who are near, acknowledge my might.
14 The sinners in Zion are afraid;
trembling has seized the godless:
‘Who among us can live with the devouring fire?
Who among us can live with everlasting flames?’
15 Those who walk righteously and speak uprightly,
who despise the gain of oppression,
who wave away a bribe instead of accepting it,
who stop their ears from hearing of bloodshed
and shut their eyes from looking on evil,
16 they will live on the heights;
their refuge will be the fortresses of rocks;
their food will be supplied, their water assured.

 

Epistle Reading … 1 Peter 2:9-10

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
10 Once you were not a people,
but now you are God’s people;
once you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.

 

Gospel Reading … John 13:21-30

21 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, ‘Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.’ 22The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. 23One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; 24Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. 25So while reclining next to Jesus, he asked him, ‘Lord, who is it?’ 26Jesus answered, ‘It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.’ So when he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot. 27After he received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, ‘Do quickly what you are going to do.’ 28Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. 29Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him, ‘Buy what we need for the festival’; or, that he should give something to the poor. 30So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.

 

Sermon Dialogue with Judas

Receiving God’s Gifts

Invitation to Faith

Chief of Sinners Though I Be

Chief of sinners though I be, Jesus shed his blood for me,

Died that I might live on high, lived that I might never die.

As the branch is to the vine, I am his, and he is mine.

Oh, the height of Jesus’ love! Higher than the heavens above,

Deeper than the depths of sea, lasting as eternity.

Love that found me—wondrous thought! —Found me when I sought him not.

Invitation to the Table

Words of Institution

Communion Prayer

Invitation to Offering

Offertory Prayer

Sending God’s People

Church Life Events

Through It All

Through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to trust is Jesus. I’ve learned to trust in God.

Through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to depend upon God’s word. (Repeat)

Blessing