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SERVICE OF WORSHIP (8:30, MARCH 31) “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

GATHERING MUSIC “Shout to the Lord”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zschech ORGAN PRAISE “All That Has Life and Breath”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gorby/Clausen Roderick Gorby

INTROIT “All That Has Life and Breath”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clausen The Sanctuary Choir; Jim DeJarnette

* CALL TO WORSHIP (based on Psalm 150) Tom Pipkin



Leader: Praise the Lord! People: Praise God in His sanctuary! Leader: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! People: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty!

* HYMN OF PRAISE, No. 71, vs. 1, 4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

Chris Lawson, Stephen Hock, Jim Crosbie, Trumpets

* DECLARATION OF GOOD NEWS * PRAYER OF ADORATION ** WELCOME AND GREETING * SONG OF PRAISE “Grace Alone” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown/Nelson Marj Killick, Piano; James Bristow, Guitar; Jason Crowe, Bass; Scott Barbier, Percussion

______________________ * Congregation standing. **Ushers will seat worshipers who are delayed here and during hymns. Ministers leaving the service have other teaching responsibilities.

CALL TO CONFESSION

COMMUNITY PRAYER OF CONFESSION Almighty God, our Redeemer, in our weakness we have failed to be Your messengers of forgiveness and hope. Renew us by Your Holy Spirit, that we may follow Your commands and proclaim Your reign of love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. PRAYER OF PERSONAL CONFESSION ASSURANCE OF GOD’S FORGIVENESS * SONG OF RESPONSE “Glory Be to God Almighty” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. DeJarnette * AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Pat Hartsock I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen. CHILDREN’S SERMON LIFE OF THE CONGREGATION OFFERING OUR GIFTS “Excited About Jesus” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cymbala Vonda Barnhart, Soloist

SERMON

THE CROSS: “Visible Love” Romans 5:1–10 Tim McConnell

MINISTRY OF MUSIC “Humble Service”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fleming PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE / THE LORD’S PRAYER * HYMN OF RESPONSE

“For God So Loved the World” For God so loved the world, He gave His only Son. Be imitators of the Lord–– God’s will be done!

Refrain

How glorious! As God the Father sent His Son, Now Christ sends us!

Praise Christ the Lord on high, Who left His throne above, To save and sanctify By His amazing love! Refrain

Respond, “Lord, here am I!” Our hearts and hands are His. How wide and long and deep and high, The love He gives! Refrain

words: James DeJarnette; tune: Darwall’s 148

* CHARGE AND BENEDICTION POSTLUDE “Excited About Jesus”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gorby/Cymbala

Need someone to pray for you today? Our Prayer Team is available immediately following today’s service at the front of the Sanctuary. Please call the Caring Ministries Office at 884-6145 with any requests for hospital visits. If you have an immediate need on a weekend or after hours, please call the church’s main number at 884-6100 for on-call pastoral assistance.

219 East Bijou Street Colorado Springs CO 80903 www.firstprescos.org

SERVICE OF WORSHIP (10:00)

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

GATHERING MUSIC “Shout to the Lord”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zschech ORGAN PRAISE “All That Has Life and Breath”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gorby/Clausen Roderick Gorby

INTROIT “All That Has Life and Breath”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clausen The Sanctuary Choir; Jim DeJarnette

* CALL TO WORSHIP (based on Psalm 150) Tom Pipkin



Leader: Praise the Lord! People: Praise God in His sanctuary! Leader: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! People: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty!

* HYMN OF PRAISE, No. 71, vs. 1, 4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

Chris Lawson, Stephen Hock, Jim Crosbie, Trumpets

* DECLARATION OF GOOD NEWS * PRAYER OF ADORATION ** WELCOME AND GREETING * SONG OF PRAISE “Grace Alone” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brown/Nelson Marj Killick, Piano; James Bristow, Guitar; Jason Crowe, Bass; Scott Barbier, Percussion

______________________ * Congregation standing. **Ushers will seat worshipers who are delayed here and during hymns. Ministers leaving the service have other teaching responsibilities.

CALL TO CONFESSION

COMMUNITY PRAYER OF CONFESSION Almighty God, our Redeemer, in our weakness we have failed to be Your messengers of forgiveness and hope. Renew us by Your Holy Spirit, that we may follow Your commands and proclaim Your reign of love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. PRAYER OF PERSONAL CONFESSION ASSURANCE OF GOD’S FORGIVENESS * SONG OF RESPONSE “Glory Be to God Almighty” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. DeJarnette * AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed Pat Hartsock OFFERING OUR GIFTS “Excited About Jesus” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cymbala Vonda Barnhart, Soloist

LIFE OF THE CONGREGATION MINISTRY OF MUSIC “Humble Service”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fleming PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE / THE LORD’S PRAYER * HYMN OF PREPARATION, No. 356, vs. 1, 2, 3 “I Will Sing of My Redeemer” SERMON

THE CROSS: “Visible Love” Romans 5:1–10 Tim McConnell

* HYMN OF RESPONSE

“For God So Loved the World” For God so loved the world, He gave His only Son. Be imitators of the Lord–– God’s will be done! Refrain

How glorious! As God the Father sent His Son, Now Christ sends us!

Praise Christ the Lord on high, Who left His throne above, To save and sanctify By His amazing love! Refrain

Respond, “Lord, here am I!” Our hearts and hands are His. How wide and long and deep and high, The love He gives! Refrain

words: James DeJarnette; tune: Darwall’s 148

* CHARGE AND BENEDICTION POSTLUDE “Excited About Jesus”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gorby/Cymbala

Need someone to pray for you today? Our Prayer Team is available immediately following today’s service at the front of the Sanctuary. Please call the Caring Ministries Office at 884-6145 with any requests for hospital visits. If you have an immediate need on a weekend or after hours, please call the church’s main number at 884-6100 for on-call pastoral assistance.

219 East Bijou Street Colorado Springs CO 80903 www.firstprescos.org

SERVICE OF WORSHIP (9 and 11 a.m.) “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

SONGS OF PRAISE AND PRAYER Chris Cullins, Greg Hartnett, Renee Brown CHILDREN’S SERMON (11 a.m.) Jennifer Holz OFFERING COMMUNITY PRAYER SERMON

THE CROSS: “Visible Love” Romans 5:1–10 Tim McConnell

RESPONSE AND SENDING

Need someone to pray for you today? Our Prayer Team is available immediately following today’s service at the front of the Worship Center.

NE W TO F I R ST P R E S? We’re so glad you’re here! We hope you experience the Light and Life of Christ while you are with us. The best way to connect with others who are new and have your questions answered is to meet at the Welcome Center at 10:10 a.m. for Coffee with a Pastor. See you there! Find us online at firstprescos.org. Manage your communication preferences at my.firstprescos.org. firstprescos

Lunch with Pastor Tim – Once each quarter, our Lead Pastor shares lunch with those who have recently started attending First Pres. Contact Dianne at 719-884-6189 or [email protected] org if you are interested in joining us for lunch. Bible 101 – Meets Sundays, March 10–April 7, at 10:10 a.m. in Room 210 for those starting to explore the Bible. Accessibility – Hearing Loop is available for T-coil programmed hearing aids in both worship venues, or an usher can assist you with a headset that works with our Williams Sound assistive technology. Service dogs are welcome. Accessible entrances are located on Bijou Street near GIFTS TO SANCTUARY FLOWER FUND In Memory of: Florence Herrmann by Safford Herrmann and Bev Goodall

IN MEMORIUM Mrs. Elaine Spragens – 3/22/19 Mrs. Ilah Helmick – 3/27/19 Information on those who have gone to be with the Lord may be found at www.firstprescos.org/memorials.

the Sanctuary and near the back of the Worship Center opening to the South Parking Lot. Prayer – Need prayer? Look for a Prayer Team member at the end of worship, fill out a prayer card in the pew pocket or friendship folder, or email [email protected] Connect with First Pres Ministries Nursery | firstprescos.org/nursery | 884-6139 Children | firstprescos.org/children | 884-6126 Students | firstprescos.org/students | 884-6126 College | firstprescos.org/college | 237-1522 Adults, Men, Women | 884-6117 Caring Ministries | firstprescos.org/care | 884-6145 Mission Engagement | firstprescos.org/ missionengagement | 884-6233

W E E K LY P R AY E R F O C U S Mission Emphasis: Jeff and Sue Hayes work with Common Ground Consultants to help Christians understand Muslims and to help Muslims understand Jesus. Pray for wisdom on where to say yes, energy while they are traveling and that God would use the translations Jeff has spent much time on to reach the Muslims who will read them. Local Church: Grace Community Church Pray for those in hospitals or short-term rehab: Memorial North Mrs. Judy Rockwell Brookdale / Skyline Mrs. Debbie Collier Center at Centennial Mrs. Elfriede Smith

Health Care Resort Mrs. Elsie Wood Morning Star Mrs. Kathleen Witham

W HAT ’ S H A P P E N IN G?

LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

Next Sunday, April 7 “At the Foot of the Cross” Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from 2 Cor. 5:14–20.

Lenten Prayer – Meet in the Sanctuary for prayer every Monday through April 15 from 5–5:45 p.m.

Small Talk: Conversations about Faith and Life Our April 3 evening conference with Amy Julia Becker includes dinner and activities for the whole family. Register at firstprescos.org/smalltalk. Chick-fil-A dinner cost: $8 adults, $4 children.

Downtown Art Walk – We’re glad to be part of First Fridays Downtown, Friday, April 5 with The Cross of Christ—A Lenten Experience. A reception and live music will run from 5–8 p.m. Invite your friends!

Alpha is coming! Do your friends have questions about about God and faith? Alpha is an 8-week course starting April 24 for exploring these questions together. The atmosphere is laid-back and safe for all. Visit firstprescos.org/alpha or call 884-6117. Summertime at First Pres – Camp and VBS details are ready at firstprescos.org/summer. Get ready for adventures for preschool through high school!

Daughters of the King Bible Study is registering for fall 2019 at firstprescos.org/ women. Questions? Contact Kappy at 579-0927 or [email protected]

RE ADY TO S ERVE ?

Easter Flowers – Purchase Easter flowers for $10 in memory of your loved one. Flowers will be delivered to those needing special care. Names of those remembered will be printed in the Easter bulletin. Pick up a form at the Welcome Center or print at firstprescos.org/easterflowers. Due April 8. The Passion of Christ Palm Sunday Concert – 4 p.m., April 14. The Sanctuary Choir, along with the First Pres Youth Choir, will present stirring music from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion along with images from our Lenten Art exhibits. Admission is free. View all opportunities at firstprescos.org/lent.

7 p.m. For the location of the meeting and to stay connected, contact Laura at [email protected] org or 719-884-6233.

Serve on Easter – Visit firstprescos.org/serveeaster to find ways to welcome guests as an usher, host, See all volunteer opportunities at or with our parking ministry. Many are needed! firstprescos.org/serve. Sunday Morning Hosts help those who are new Work at First Pres | firstprescos.org/jobs to First Pres feel welcome and find their way on Open Positions: Program Coordinator for EnvironSunday mornings. Contact Dianne at [email protected] and First Impressions, full-time; Program prescos.org if you’re interested in being trained. Coordinator for Communication, full-time; Graphic Prayers for Egypt – Are you interested in joining Designer, full-time; Director of Early Childhood our Egypt partnership in prayer? Our monthly Programs and Preschools, full-time; Nursery Egypt prayer meeting is held the first Sunday of Caregiver, part-time. the month at 7 p.m. The next one will be April 7 at