Rocherty Church

March 11, 2018

4th Sunday in Lent

Head - Jesus Christ
Ministers - All of God's People
Pastor - The Rev. Lawrence E. Richard

                                                                                   Worship Leader                             Ellen Burke

                                                      Greeters                                                            LaVerne Shirk

Organist & Pianist                                                  Jackie Reist



PRELUDE                                                                    Prayer & Meditation



OPENING PRAYER                                                                   Betty Dourte, Lay Leader


*CALL TO WORSHIP:                                                                                         (Responsive)

Leader:            Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good.

People:            God’s steadfast love endures forever.

Leader:            Let those redeemed by the Lord say:

People:            God’s steadfast love endures forever.

Leader:            When we cried out to God in our distress,

People:            God saved us in our hour of need.

Leader:            Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good.

People:            God’s steadfast love endures forever.


*OPENING HYMN:                       # 64                        To God Be the Glory

FELLOWSHIP TIME:                                                      Greet your neighbor


CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER:                                                          (Unison)

God of light and love, shine upon your people this day. Meet us in our brokenness and heal our errant ways. Take from us our spirit of disobedience and save us with your grace. Lead us into your truth, that we may live as children of light, and act as children of the Most High. Amen.

Please use prayer cards in the pew for prayer requests and hand them to the usher. Thank you.




*DOXOLOGY                                                         (WORSHIP BOOK PAGE 6)




FIRST SCRIPTURE:                                                      Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22


PRAYER CONCERNS                                                                              

THE LORD'S PRAYER:                                            (Use Debts and Debtors)


HYMN:                         # Ch Bk #3                        O How He Loves You and Me


SCRIPTURE LESSON:                                                                 John 3: 14-21

MESSAGE:                                                         “John 3: 16 Tells Us What?”




*CLOSING HYMN:     #38, V. 1, 4               Grace Greater Than Our Sin





The flowers are provided by Kathleen Watson in memory of father A. Herman Light






3/14 – Community Lenten Service – 7 PM

3/15 – choir practice – 1:30 PM

3/15 – Church Council Meeting – 6 PM

3/18 – Mission Sunday

3/21 – Community Lenten Service – 7 PM

3/25 – Palm Sunday – Agape donations collections, Prepare Egg Hunt prizes after S. S. Easter Egg Hunt – 4 PM

3/29 – Maundy Thursday Service – 7 PM

3/30 – Good Friday Service – 1 PM – Cornwall Manor



Annual Lenten Breakfasts

Saturday, March 24, 2018, breakfast begins at 8:00 AM and will be held at the Lebanon Expo Center. Entertainment by the St. Paul the Apostle Church Bell Choir. The speaker is Rev. James Heath, pastor, Cornwall United Methodist Church. Ticket information will be forthcoming.


COLLECTION: – please drop off in Rocherty Fellowship Hall

Any Computer related equipment – monitors, desktops, keyboards, printers, printer cartridges, etc.

Empty Egg Cartons – please put any empty egg cartons on top of the mailbox cabinet in fellowship hall.  Fran Light will pick up.  Thank you for your support in this effort.



Rocherty Church

255 Village Drive

Lebanon, PA. 17042



A traditional faith community where the

Holy Bible is the authoritative

Word of God



Church Email:  rochertychurch@rochertyumc.org

Website:  www.rochertyumc.org