Sunday Schedule

8:30 AM: Indoor Worship/Livestream Worship (watch directly from our website

9:45 AM: Children's Sunday School at the Pavilion; Youth Sunday School at the Outdoor Benches; Sunday School Zoom classes for Youth and Adults.

11:00 AM: Indoor Worship
We have Indoor Worship in the Sanctuary at both 8:30 and 11 AM. We will continue to livestream the 8:30 AM service. Following COVID protocol, we will seat 24 family groups per service. Sign up here or call Sara Chang at 615.794.5114 ext 203. Deadline to RSVP is the Thursday night prior to that particular Sunday.
Order of Worship
Sunday, March 21, 2021

We have provided the written copy of the sermon (by clicking the sermon title) for those who would like to follow along during the service. To read past sermons, click here.

Chiming of the Hour

Pouring of the Water

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude: Prelude on "Hyfrydol", Healey Willan

Call to Worship:
The days are surely coming, says the Lord,
              when I will make a new covenant with you.
The Lord has written the law on our hearts in Christ Jesus.
              We will follow in faith and love. 

Hymn 366: "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"
Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heaven, to earth come down,
fix in us thy humble dwelling; all thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion; pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation; enter every trembling heart.

Finish then thy new creation; pure and spotless let us be;
let us see thy great salvation perfectly restored in thee:
Changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee, lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Prayer of the Day:
Almighty God, our Redeemer,
you call us to be messengers of forgiveness and hope.
Renew us by your Holy Spirit,
and help us to see and feel the law of love written on our hearts.
Then may we 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.

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession:
God of mercy,
you sent Jesus Christ as the expression of your law of love.
We confess that we have strayed from you
and turned aside from your way.
We are misled by pride,
for we see ourselves pure when we are stained,
and great when we are small.
We have failed in love,
neglected justice,
and ignored your truth.
Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sin.
Return us to paths of righteousness
through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Assurance of Forgiveness

Hymn of Praise: "Praise to the Lord"
Praise ye the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before him! 
Let the amen sound from his people again; gladly for aye we adore him.

Time with the Young Church: Children's Bulletin

Prayer for Illumination:
God of mercy,
you promised never to break your covenant with us.
As we hear these words,
write them on our hearts,
so that hearing, we may walk in faith. Amen.

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Sermon: On the Heart, Chris Joiner

Affirmation of Faith:
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 Ghost,
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 sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People:
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer:
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, forever.

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Offertory Music: "Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice", Robert Elmore

Doxological Verse 606: "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow"
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures, here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Prayer of Dedication

Closing Hymn 546: "Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing"
Lord, dismiss us with your blessing; fill our hearts with joy and peace;
let us each, your love possessing, triumph in redeeming grace.
O refresh us, O refresh us, traveling through this wilderness.

Savior, when your love shall call us, from our struggling pilgrim way,
let no fear of death appall us, glad your summons to obey.
May we ever, may we ever reign with you in endless day.


Postlude: "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name”, Heinrich Fleischer

Carillon: Three Bell Peal
Prayer Requests
For the full list, click here.

Bill Carver
Christi Granstaff's aunt, Virginia Clark
Jan and Hal Swope's grandson, Kyle Perri
Barb Heerman's friends, Jim and Verne

Caroline Freiburg

Carolyn Keller's daughter, Karen Sterling, March 9, 2021
Ruth Bloing's mother, Bernice Lirones, February 22, 2021

In Memory of:
Lisa Higley, March 24, 2013
The flowers in the Sanctuary are given to the glory of God and honor of 5 generations of March birthdays in our family by Ron and Ginger Watson.
Worship Flower Dedications
You are invited to dedicate worship flowers in honor of or in memory of someone each week. The cost is $85. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a specific date you would like, sign up ASAP. Thank you for providing flowers each Sunday. We will no longer use the poster in the church office, so please click here to review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. If you have any questions, email Sara at Thank you!