Feb 26, 2023 – Passion: 1. Judas: Unforgivable?


Welcoming – Pastor Ross

Prelude – Blessed Holy Presence ‐ Livingston, Jr.


What a mistake those who do not hope make! Judas made a huge blunder the day in which he sold Christ for 30 denarii, but he made an even bigger one when he thought that his sin was too great to be forgiven. No sin is too big: any wretchedness, however great, can always be enclosed in infinite mercy. ~Pope John Paul I

Call to Worship – Pastor Linda

Opening Hymn – Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days

Prayer Concerns, Silent Prayer – Pastor Linda

Prayer Song – Kyrie Eleison

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer – Pastor Linda

Special Music – The Old Rugged Cross – Juan Hernandez

Scripture Reading  – Matthew 26:14‐16, 36, 40, 47‐50, 27:1‐5 – Sondra Foley

Offering – Pastor Ross

Hymn of Preparation – Lord I Want to Be a Christian

Campus Ministry Offering – Pastor Dave

Message – Passion: 1. Judas: Unforgivable? ‐ Pastor Dave

Closing Hymn – Abide with Me

Benediction & Response  

Postlude – Toccata for Strings ‐ Gilbert M. Martin

Thank you for worshiping with us!
Have a Wonderful and Blessed Week!

Matthew 26:14-16, 36, 40, 47‐50, 27:1‐5 New Revised Standard Version

14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

15 and said, “What will you give me if I betray him to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver.

16 And from that moment he began to look for an opportunity to betray him.

36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”

40 Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, “So, could you not stay awake with me one hour?

47 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; with him was a large crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people.

48 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; arrest him.”

49 At once he came up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him.

50 Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you are here to do.” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and arrested him.

1 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus in order to bring about his death.

2 They bound him, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate the governor.

3 When Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders.

4 He said, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.”

5 Throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself.

We begin Lent looking at characters in Passion Story.  Judas may be most vilified figure in history. Pivotal figure in Passion Story, sells Jesus out. What happens when we do what seems unforgivable? How do we face ourselves?  How do we come back to God?

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