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									                   Lakeview Presbyterian Church
                                                    and
                   Carrollton Presbyterian Church
                                   2nd Sunday of Lent
                                  March 12, 2006 – 11:00 a.m.
                                   SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY
                                  *The Congregation is invited to stand


                                            The Gathering
PRELUDE               (The Prelude calls us to quiet our hearts and minds in preparation for worship.)

*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                    Jim Prigmore
      Leader: We come to hear the story of God’s faithfulness to past generations.
      People: But we are looking to the future, not the past.
      Leader: Our God is also God of the future, the God who was with our ancestors will be with
              us as well.
      People: Then we can go forward in hope. Whatever else fails, God remains faithful.
              Nothing can separate us from the love of God! Praise be to God!

*HYMN # 1                       “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”                                    NICAEA

*SUMMARY OF THE LAW (Unison)
     Our Lord Jesus said: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all
           your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment.
           And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two
           commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION                                      (Silence for personal confession)
      Light of Light, Very God of Very God, you have given us Jesus, light of the world, but we
              choose night and cling tenaciously to behaviors that negate the brightness of your
              love and prevent its illumination of our society. We are afraid; your light is too
              bright and we resent its penetration of our private lives and secret thoughts. But
              we know how self-delusion harms us. Help us submit to scrutiny by the light that
              streams from Jesus’ cross. Expose our guilt and convince us of your forgiving
              love. Amen.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE                                                            #198, v. 1
  Spirit of God, descend upon my heart; Wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;
   Stoop to my weakness mighty as Thou art, And make me love Thee as I ought to love.
                                                                                                                      witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior, to unmask idolatries in
ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                                                                                   Church and culture, to hear the voices of peoples long silenced, and to work
                                                                                                                      with others for justice, freedom, and peace.
*GLORIA PATRI                                                                                                 In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily
            Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;                                            tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven
                As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,                                                and new earth, praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!”
                          world without end. Amen, Amen.
                                                                                                       THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
*PASSING OF THE PEACE
      Leader: Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Do not let your hearts be   THE OFFERING
      troubled, and do not let them be afraid." The peace of the Lord be with you always.               Offertory
      People: And also with you. (The congregation greets each other, saying: “Peace be with you.”)     *Doxology                 Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
                                                                                                                                  Praise Him all creatures here below;
                                            The Word                                                                              Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
                                                                                                                                  Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
FIRST LESSON: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16                                                                    *PRAYER OF DEDICATION
       Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.
       People: Thanks be to God.                                                                       ANNOUNCEMENTS
                                                                                                                                        Going in God's Name
ANTHEM
(Children are invited to go to Second Session following the anthem)                                    *HYMN # 454                “Awake, My Soul, Stretch Every Nerve”             CHRISTMAS C.M.

SECOND LESSON: Romans 4:13-25                                                                          *BENEDICTION
     Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.                                                                  Choral Benediction
     People: Thanks be to God.                                                                         POSTLUDE
                                                                                                                                             * * * * * *
SERMON                                   “The Paradox of Faith”             The Rev. Neale L. Miller
                                                                                                       If you are a member of Lakeview Presbyterian Church and are using pledge envelops from
                                        The Thanksgiving                                               Carrollton Presbyterian Church, please mark the outside of the envelop LAKEVIEW. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                       DAILY BIBLE READINGS
*HYMN # 366                           “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”                          OLIVET               Sunday 3/12               Monday 3/13                     Tuesday 3/14
                                                                                                                John 5:19-24              Mark 3:7-19a                    Mark 3:19b-35
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH               excerpt from a Brief Statement of Faith, Book of Confessions               Wednesday 3/15              Thursday 3/16                  Friday 3/17
      We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life.                                Mark 4:1-20                 Mark 4:21-34                  Mark 4:35-41
      The Spirit justifies us by grace through faith, sets us free to accept ourselves and to                   Saturday 3/18               Sunday 3/19                   Monday 3/20
              love God and neighbor, and binds us together with all believers in the one body                    Mark 5:1-20                John 5:25-29                  Mark 5:21-43
              of Christ, the Church.
      The same Spirit who inspired the prophets and apostles rules our faith and life in
              Christ through Scripture, engages us through the Word proclaimed, claims us
              in the waters of baptism, feeds us with the bread of life and the cup of
              salvation, and calls women and men to all ministries of the Church.
      In a broken and fearful world the Spirit gives us courage to pray without ceasing, to
                           LAKEVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                                      CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
             Please turn off all cell phones and pagers when entering the sanctuary.                               SUNDAY                   10:00 am  Children & Adult Sunday School
                                                                                                                                            10:30 am  Choir Rehearsal
Lakeview Presbyterian Church is gathering weekly for worship. We will gather again at 11:00 a.m.                                            11:00 am  Worship Service
at Carrollton Presbyterian Church next Sunday, to join their congregation in worship. Please remember                                       12:00 pm  Coffee Fellowship
to check the church website at www.lpcno.org for updates and for further information about our weekly              MONDAY                   6:00 pm   Mission & Service/Church Growth Meeting
worship services and Sunday school classes.                                                                        TUESDAY                  7:30 pm   Bible Study Circle
                                                                                                                   WEDNESDAY                6:30 pm   Lenten Series – Soup Supper
The flowers in the sanctuary today are dedicated to the glory of God, by Pam Wegmann, Robert                       THURSDAY                 6:00 pm   Worship/Fellowship Committee Meeting
Johnston, and Kaitlyn Johnston, for the many blessings bestowed to Lakeview and Carrollton                         SUNDAY                   10:00 am  Children & Adult Sunday School
Presbyterian Churches.                                                                                                                      10:30 am  Choir Rehearsal
                                                                                                                                            11:00 am  Worship Service
Join us for church school each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The adult class is meeting in the session room                                          12:00 pm  Coffee Fellowship
to the right of the sanctuary. Church school for children takes place in the classroom behind the                                           12:15 pm  Session Meeting
sanctuary.                                                                                                                                  6:00 pm   Youth Group Montreat Meeting

Second Session is available during worship for children up through second grade. The children                                               * * * * * * * * * * * *
will be invited to go to Second Session following the anthem and can be picked up after worship in the
classroom behind the sanctuary.                                                                                                LPC General Fund Giving received, March 5: $7,576.03
                                                                                                                                 Katrina Gifts received week of March 5: $4,300.00
Please be informed that we do not have records of giving for 2005 as our financial records were
lost in the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina. Members needing a statement for tax purposes should
contact Dale Davis (220-1387) with information to help her reproduce your record of giving.                If you have recently moved or changed your phone number, please contact the church office at 482-
                                                                                                           7892 to update your personal information. Thank you.
Please take a moment to sign the attendance pad located in your pew (indicating LPC for
Lakeview members and CPC for Carrollton members) and pass it to your neighbor. Thank you!                  Join us for our Lenten Series on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. Each Wednesday throughout Lent,
                                                                                                           we will gather as the early Christians did in the homes of church members, where we will share in
If you would like to provide fresh flowers for worship, or simple refreshments for fellowship              fellowship over a simple meal. Join us for this time of spiritual nurture, Bible study, discussion, and
following worship, please see Megan Tobin during coffee fellowship, or call Amelie at 482-7892, to         fellowship each Wednesday. PLEASE DO NOT LET DRIVING AT NIGHT STOP YOU FROM
sign up.                                                                                                   PARTICIPATING…We have several members who are willing to pick up folks who do not drive
                                                                                                           at night. Please take a moment to indicate your participation in this Lenten series by using the
Many congregations around the country are offering assistance to our congregation and to our               sign up insert in today’s bulletin.
members. If you would like the assistance of work teams that are coming into the area, if a congregation
can be of help as you refurbish your household, or if you have specific financial needs due to lack of
                                                                                                           The Bible Study circle will meet on Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the home of Penny
flood insurance or other concerns, please be in touch with Jean Marie.
                                                                                                           Sproles, 1124 City Park Ave., New Orleans. All are welcome.
The organizational gathering for the S.A.L.T. adult class has been postponed until Sunday, March
19 at 10:00 a.m. at Carrollton Presbyterian Church. Church school is provided for children at the          The Mission and Service and Church Growth Committee will meet on Monday, March 13, at 6:00
same time. Please come to share your ideas for topics of study and spiritual support.                      p.m., at 1300 Barrone St., New Orleans.

                                                                                                           The Worship and Fellowship Committee will meet on Thursday March 16, at 6:00 p.m. at
                                                                                                           Carrollton Presbyterian Church.
                     2006 LENTEN SERIES – SIGN UP SHEET                                                                    2006 LENTEN SERIES – SIGN UP SHEET
                    Please place in offering plate this morning!                                                          Please place in offering plate this morning!
This week on Wednesday, March 15, our 2006 Lenten Series takes us to the home of Word and Bill        This week on Wednesday, March 15, our 2006 Lenten Series takes us to the home of Word and Bill
Backstrom, 57 Dove St., New Orleans. (NOTE: PLEASE BRING A FOLDING/FESTIVAL CHAIR                     Backstrom, 57 Dove St., New Orleans. (NOTE: PLEASE BRING A FOLDING/FESTIVAL CHAIR
IF YOU HAVE ONE.) Each Wednesday throughout Lent, we will gather as the early Christians did in
                                                                                                      IF YOU HAVE ONE.) Each Wednesday throughout Lent, we will gather as the early Christians did in
the homes of church members, where we will share in fellowship over a simple meal. Join us for this
                                                                                                      the homes of church members, where we will share in fellowship over a simple meal. Join us for this
time of spiritual nurture, Bible study, discussion, and fellowship as we gather around the table.
                                                                                                      time of spiritual nurture, Bible study, discussion, and fellowship as we gather around the table.
Directions to the Backstrom home: Take I-10 to Florida Blvd/West End Blvd. exit 231B, take
                                                                                                      Directions to the Backstrom home: Take I-10 to Florida Blvd/West End Blvd. exit 231B, take
Florida Blvd. to Canal Blvd., turn left onto Canal Blvd., turn right onto Robert E. Lee Blvd.,
                                                                                                      Florida Blvd. to Canal Blvd., turn left onto Canal Blvd., turn right onto Robert E. Lee Blvd.,
make u-turn at Spanish Fort Blvd. onto Robert E. Lee, turn right onto Dove St., ending at 57
                                                                                                      make u-turn at Spanish Fort Blvd. onto Robert E. Lee, turn right onto Dove St., ending at 57
Dove St.
                                                                                                      Dove St.
NAME: _________________________________________________________________________
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YES I WILL ATTEND: ________                # OF PEOPLE: __________
                                                                                                      YES I WILL ATTEND: ________                # OF PEOPLE: __________
I WILL BE HAPPY TO GIVE SOMEONE IN NEED A RIDE TO OUR WEDNESDAY LENTEN
                                                                                                      I WILL BE HAPPY
SERIES. PLEASE CALL ME: _____________
                                                                                                      TO GIVE SOMEONE IN NEED A RIDE TO OUR WEDNESDAY LENTEN SERIES. PLEASE
                                                                                                      CALL ME: _____________
I NEED A RIDE, PLEASE CALL ME WITH INFORMATION: ___________________________
                                                                                                      I NEED A RIDE, PLEASE CALL ME WITH INFORMATION: ___________________________
                      LENTEN MEETING SCHEDULE AND LOCATION
                                                                                                                            LENTEN MEETING SCHEDULE AND LOCATION
                               Wednesday, March 15 – 6:30 pm
                        Word & Bill Backstrom, 57 Dove St., New Orleans
                                                                                                                                     Wednesday, March 15 – 6:30 pm
                                                                                                                              Word & Bill Backstrom, 57 Dove St., New Orleans
                               Wednesday, March 22 – 6:30 pm
                     Penny & Tom Sproles, 1124 City Park Ave., New Orleans
                                                                                                                                     Wednesday, March 22 – 6:30 pm
                                                                                                                           Penny & Tom Sproles, 1124 City Park Ave., New Orleans
                                 Wednesday, March 29 – 6:30 pm
                          Elaine Christoph, 5101 Academy Dr., Metairie
                                                                                                                                       Wednesday, March 29 – 6:30 pm
                                                                                                                                Elaine Christoph, 5101 Academy Dr., Metairie
                                Wednesday, April 5 – 6:30 pm
                          Dawn & John Davis, 7 Swan St., New Orleans
                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, April 5 – 6:30 pm
Dawn & John Davis, 7 Swan St., New Orleans

								
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