We have scheduled a zoom church service for 10-10:30 on Sunday, March 29.
If you would like to worship with us please email our pastor Marilyn Rossiter at email@example.com and she will provide you with the link to join us.
Focus Statement: We hold in tension the truth that Jesus is the resurrection, and thereality that death does have some sting. Jesus, we need you to show us you havepower over death itself.
(WorshipLeader lights just two candles and says: This is the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Ourtheme today is : Show us, God, your power over death itself.)
Call to Worship
Leader: In ancienttimes, Yahweh asked the prophet,
“Do you believethese dead bones can live again?”
People: The prophetanswered, “O God, you know!”
Leader: In the timeof Jesus, he asked Martha,
“Do youbelieve I am the resurrection and the life?”
People: Martha answered, “Yes, Lord, I believe.”’
Leader: Today Godasks, “Do you trust that mourning can turn into joy?
Thatyour weary bones will live again?”
People: We answer, “OGod, show us!”
Affirmation of faith
Intothe silence of the void our Creator spoke, bringing life.
TheCosmic Christ and the Holy Spirit hovered over the waters—
matter from nothing,
flesh from dust,
life from lifelessness.
Webelieve Jesus can bring life out of nothing,
but three days is a long time towait.
Jesus,in our waiting for new life, give us hope.
Showus your resurrection power that we may fully believe.
Scripture Reading: John11: 17-45 (Marilyn and Hank)
WHB# 377 Healer of our every ill
STS# 121 Nothing is Lost on the Breathe of God(vs.1&2)
WHB# 614 In the bulb there is aflower
Sharing our fears, joys, andprayer concerns/ prayers for the world
Ritual of response
As a symbol of the resurrection and Jesus’ words from John12:24, plant seeds, hold it in their hand, and pray for an area in their lifethat needs resurrection power
“Come out!” Jesus cries, calling us from our tombs into aworld full of grace and possibility.
“Go out!” Jesus commands, calling us into the world to liveas God’s resurrected people.