March 26, 2023

Fifth Sunday in Lent



Prelude:   "Air and Gavotte"    Jéan Langlais.


Call to Worship:  Scott Danielson

Out of the depths we cry to the Lord

O Lord, hear us.

There is forgiveness with the Lord.

In God’s word is our hope.

We praise our God who gives us faith.

And saves us from distress.   


Opening Hymn:   “This Is a Day of New Beginnings” #383

Opening Prayer: Scott Danielson

O God our deliverer;

            you led your people of old through the wilderness

            and brought them to the promised land.

Guide now the people of your church, that,

            following our Savior, we may walk through the wilderness

            of this world toward the glory of the world to come;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you

                and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.                                                                                                                          

Prayer Before the Word: Elizabeth Clover

First Lesson:   Ezekiel 37:1-14                                                                                

L: The word of the Lord   P: Thanks be to God

 Psalm:    Psalm 130  #848                                                                                                                                                                                     

Gospel: John 11:17-45     Kay Bolin, Rich Bolin, Elizabeth Clover, and Kelley Weir                

L: The word of the Lord  P: Thanks be to God 

Sermon:   Ezekiel, Lazarus, and Us”  Pastor Rich Bolin

Hymn: “You Are Mine”   #2218


Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,

your will be done, on earth as in heaven.   

  Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we

forgive those who sin against us.

  Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.


Offering our Gifts to God   [Click here to go to online giving]

Offertory: “In the Garden” #314    Cheryl Dove, vocals & Jora Landis, vocals and guitar

Prayer of Dedication  

Closing Hymn:  "Be Sunshine in the Mornin'" by Jim and Jean Strathdee 


Song of Blessing:    “Shalom to You”

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible

Interim Pastor: Rich Bolin

Bob Mott - Guest Chancel Choir Director

Cheryl Dove, John Kersten,  Jora Landis, Mike Eggleston - Vocals

Scott Danielson & Elizabeth Clover - Liturgy & Scripture

Mary Anne Meyer, Rich Bolin, Sarah Jane Scott, & Jora Landis - Primary Videography

Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editor

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