February 25, 2024
Praise Team Sunday
Welcome to First Christian Church
John 3: 1-17 (NRSV)
Nicodemus Visits Jesus 3 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2 He came to Jesus[a] by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with that person.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.”[b] 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. 6 What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You[c] must be born from above.’[d] 8 The wind[e] blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things? 11 “Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen, yet you[f] do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.[g] 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.[h] 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. 17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world but in order that the world might be saved through him.
For your convenience, underlined text indicates a hyperlink.
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS Eliud Peralez
GATHERING SONG “Better Is One Day”
INVOCATION Eliud Peralez
*PRAISE SONG “10,000 Reasons”
PASTORAL PRAYER Sandi Mull
Lord’s Prayer (use debts)
Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done,
On Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
COMMUNION INVITATION Pat Immel
COMMUNION SONG “What A Beautiful Name”
(Diaconate please come forward)
PRAYERS OVER ELEMENTS Pat Immel
WORDS OF INSTITUTION Pat Immel
OFFERING MEDITATION Pat Immel
SPECIAL MUSIC Parker & Haley Schwartz
MESSAGE Nick at Night Sandi Mull
SENDING FORTH SONG “This Is Amazing Grace”
BENEDICTION Sandi Mull