NEW! Waynesboro Presbyterian Worship – Lenten Service – for March 25

Virtual Worship – Fourth Week of Lent

This week, many Presbyterian churches in Waynesboro, Virginia have united together to offer worship to our community through an audio worship experience.  Listen to a full worship service with pastors, musicians, and laity from the following churches; Hermitage, First, Second, Smyrna, and Westminster. Our hope is to provide an unique worship experience to lift our spirits and draw us together at this time. Audio worship services will be posted on or before Sunday mornings.  Simply click the link to be directed to this week’s service.

Hermitage, First, Second, and Smyrna Presbyterian churches are using this worship service as their morning worship on Sunday, March 22.  We invite Westminster to listen to the Waynesboro Presbyterian Worship service as a mid week Lenten service on Wednesday, March 25.

Blessings to you and may the love of God, peace of Christ and comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Click here to listen to Waynesboro Presbyterian Worship Service

Prelude and Silent Meditation, In Christ Alone, arr. Townend
Meagan Cuomo, clarinet, with Pat Cuomo, piano.
Meagan, Mary Baldwin Univ. student & Westminster member.
Pat Cuomo, Red Door Worship Leader at Westminster

Let Us Prepare our Hearts
Rev. April Cranford, Pastor at Westminster

Welcome, Announcements and Opening Prayer

Call to Worship based on Psalm 23
Leader: Our Lord and Our Shepherd makes rest a requirement, leads us toward stillness and righteousness, restores our innermost being, remains with us in the darkest of valleys, prepares a feast before us, anoints us with healing, and chases after us with goodness and mercy.
May our response be found in not want or fear, but in dwelling with our Lord together.
Let us worship our Good Shepherd.

The Hymn of Praise,  Tell Me the Stories of Jesus
Bettie Tindall, Director of Music Ministries, John Tindall, DCE & Youth Ministries, Mattie Tindall, student at Hollins University and Sue Wright, organist at Westminster

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus
Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear;
Things I would ask Him to tell me, if He were here.
Scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea,
Stories of Jesus, tell them to me.

First let me hear how the children stood round His knee,
And I shall fancy His blessing resting on me;
Words full of kindness, deeds full of grace,
All in the lovelight, of Jesus’ face.

Into the city I’d follow the children’s band,
Waving a branch of the palm tree high in my hand;
One of His heralds, yes, I would sing
Loudest hosannas, “Jesus is King!”

Let Us Confess
Rev. Dr. Wray Sherman, Pastor at Hermitage

Call and Prayer of Confession, Assurance of Pardon
We come before you as David did, weary, worn, and frightened. As he wrote and sang the words of Psalm 23, may these words wash over our fears and bring healing to our souls. Forgive us when we turn our gaze off of you, forgetting that you abide with us. Forgive us for not trusting you to lead us to still waters or to paths of righteousness. Forgive us for not crying out to You sooner, as we try to conquer our fears in our own strength. Father and Good Shepherd, turn our hearts toward you as we receive your streams of mercy and a peace that passes all understanding. Use us to be the salt and the light, spreading the good news of truth, love and hope found in Jesus Christ our Lord, in whose name we pray. Amen.

Sung Response,  Glory to God
Roger Daggy, piano and vocals, with Maximilian Daggy, baritone

Glory to God, whose goodness shines on me, and to the Son, whose grace has pardoned me, and to the Spirit, whose love has set me free. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, Amen. World without end, without end, Amen. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, Amen.

Let Us Hear the Word

Children’s Sermon, Lisa Wade, Teacher in Waynesboro schools, Attends Westminster

Anthem, People Need the Lord, by Steve Green
Glenn Fields, Elder at Second Presbyterian Church

Old Testament Reading, I Samuel 16:1-13
New Testament Reading, John 9:24-34
Sermon, Certainty in Uncertain Times
Rev. Dr. Henry D. Scoggins, Pastor at Smyrna

Let Us Respond to the Word

Affirmation of Faith, The Apostles’ Creed
Jen Jones, Elder at First

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 for the People & Lord’s Prayer, Rev. Dr. Wray Sherman, Pastor at Hermitage
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. Amen.


Offertory, I’d Rather Have Jesus, arr. Winkler
Bettie Tindall, Flutist

The Doxology, Old 100th
Mattie Tindall and Sue Wright, Organist at Westminster

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, Jen Jones, Elder at First

Let Us Go and Serve the Lord

Closing Hymn,  My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
Roger Daggy, Director of Music/Organist at First

My shepherd will supply my need; Jehovah is his name.
In pastures fresh he makes me feed, beside the living stream.
He brings my wandering spirit back when I forsake his ways,
and leads me, for his mercy’s sake, in paths of truth and grace.

When I walk through the shades of death your presence is my stay;
one word of your supporting breath drives all my fears away.
Your hand, in sight of all my foes, does still my table spread;
my cup with blessings overflows; your oil anoints my head.

The sure provisions of my God attend me all my days;
O may your house be my abode, and all my work be praise.
There would I find a settled rest, while others go and come;
no more a stranger, or a guest, but like a child at home.

Charge and Benediction,  Rev. Dr. Henry D. Scoggins, Pastor at Smyrna

Postlude, Sonata in C, Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
Roger Daggy, Director of Music/Organist at First


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