Forgiveness at the Well

Asking Tough Questions

By Rev. Joan Martin, July 16, 2023


Welcome - Rick Ayers

Opening Song - “This is Amazing Grace” - Kimberly Underwood

Time of Greeting

Children’s Message

Songs - “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and “Oceans”

Sermon “Forgiveness at the Well” - Rev. Joan Martin

Offering and Prayer

Closing Song - “Way Maker”



Prelude - “Morning Has Broken” arr. Archer - Frank Archer; Mary Ann Archer, flute

Welcome - Rick Ayers

Call to Worship

  • Leader: The earth is God’s, for God made it:
  • People: Creator, Almighty King.
  • Leader: Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:
  • People: Messiah, Almighty King.
  • Leader: The mercy of the Lord is everlasting:
  • People: Shepherd, Almighty King.
  • Leader: Lord, open our lips to worship.
  • People: We praise You, Almighty King.

Hymn - “Come Thou Almighty King” - #139

Prayer of Confession
God who knows all things, we cover our sin, thinking we can hide from You. We run, afraid You’ll find us out; afraid that if You – or others – really knew us, no one would love us. We try to run our own lives, and the lives of others, attempting to be our own gods. We love You too little, we love others hardly at all, and we love ourselves too much, or sometimes not enough. Hear our confession as we bring our prayers before You today, saying forgive us, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Passing of the Peace

Anthem - The Mariners

Sermon - “Forgiveness at the Well” using scripture from John 4:3-40 - Rev. Joan Martin

Anthem - The Mariners


Prayer of Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer


Affirmation of Faith - The Apostles’ Creed: 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.

Closing Hymn - “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” - #466