March 12, 2023: Living Water

Third Sunday of Lent

Scripture: John 4:5-30, 39-42

Reverend Dr. Desi Larson

  • Prelude: “Jesus Paid It All/O Sacred Head Now Wounded,” tunes: “All to Christ” by John Grape, and “Passion Chorale” by Hans Leo Hassler, arr. by Brant Adams; Donna Grubbs, piano; Carlos Xavier, flute
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  • Lenten Reading: Dick and Joan Bennett
  • Hymn 3080: “Lord, Is It I,” music by Hans L. Hassler, harm. by J. S. Bach, words by Dean McIntyre; Trinity Singers
    Text © 1999 Dean McIntyre
    Used by permission
  • Hymn 71: “Glory Be to the Father (Gloria Patri),” by Henry W. Greatorex
  • Hymn 127: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,” music by John Hughes, text by William Williams, trans. by Peter Williams
  • Hymn 629: “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart,” music by Robert E. Kreutz, words by Omer Westendorf
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  • Offertory: “Meditation on Colossians 3:15,” by Brenda Portman; Pauline Olsen, organ
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  • Hymn 95: “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow,” words by Thomas Ken, music attr. to Louis Bourgeois
  • Special Music: “Amazing Grace,” by John Newton, adapt. and arr. by John Coates, Jr.; Trinity Singers
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  • Prayer for Illumination: Greg Scherer
  • Readings from Scripture: John 4:5-30, 39-42; Rick Olsen and Judy Croonquist
  • Sermon: “Living Water,” Pastor Desi Larson
  • Hymn 298: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” music by Lowell Mason, words by Isaac Watts
  • Benediction Song, Hymn 3105: “In Christ Alone,” by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty, arr. by Mary McDonald; Trinity Singers
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  • Postlude: “Genevan Psalter,” arr. by Robert J. Powell; Pauline Olsen, organ
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Sermon Outline for March 12, 2023

3rd Sunday in Lent

Living Water

“Strike the rock,
and water will come out of it,
so that the people may drink.”
— Exodus 17.6

“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again,
but those who drink of the water that I will give them
will never be thirsty. The water that I will give
will become in you a spring of water gushing up with eternal life.”
— John 4.13-14

I. Gospel Lesson: John 4:5-30, 29-42
a. Context
i. Water from a rock
ii. Water and wells
iii. Samaritans and Jews
b. Assumptions

II. What is this Living Water?
a. Living water transforms
b. Living water challenges

III. Boundary Building: Human Nature
a. Us v. Them
b. Male v. Female

IV. Boundary Braking: Christian Nature
a. Personal boundaries
b. Community boundaries