Online Worship: Sun., Mar. 29, 2020

Created: Friday, March 27, 2020

Although we will not be gathering in our sanctuary, we can connect in spirit of worship on Sunday online. In the meantime, please pray for us! Our worship bulletin for Sun. Mar. 29 is attached as we prepare for meeting online. Feel free to add this to your daily devotion and jot down a few reflections that you might want to talk about as we provide ways to comment.

Time: Mar 29, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 174 066 635
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ORDER OF WORSHIP: 5th Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2020

Leader: Our lives feel all disjointed as though they were a valley of dry bones.
People: But the Spirit of God breathes hope into each one of us.
Leader: The Spirit of God challenges us to be people of faith.
People: Open our hearts, Lord and bring us to Your light.
Leader: Open our lives, Lord, and break us free from doubt and fear, Amen.

*HYMN: The Lord’s My Shepherd

God, we confess that we are frightened. We have experienced the loss of loved ones, and have heard, all too often of the horrible losses sustained by this global pandemic. In the scriptures today, we encounter Lazarus to be alive again Jesus’ power to resurrect Lazarus confuses us. We long for that type of healing for our loved ones. And so when their bodies cannot be healed, we slip away from our faith, proclaiming that it is a nice story. Give us courage to face our fears. Give us awareness that You have offered to all those who have gone before us, a place in Your kingdom. Help us move away from the prison of death to the light of eternal life and hope. Amen.


Though darkness and death appear all around us, there is comforting healing in the light of God’s love shining on you and in you. Feel the warmth of the presence of God and let go of your fear, for God is with you. In Christ we are forgiven. Amen.

At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light and burdens of my heart rolled away.
It was there by faith. I received my sight, and now I am happy all the day.

Old Testament:
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalmody: Psalm 130
Epistle: Romans 8:6-11
Gospel: John 11:1-45

Meditation: “On the Journey”

Jesus keep me near the Cross
There a precious fountain
Free to all, a healing stream
Flows from Calvary’s mountain

In the cross, in the cross, be my glory ever
Tell my captured soul shall find rest beyond the river.

The Lord’s Prayer

Gifts and tithes

When Peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll.
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say.
“It is well, it is well with my soul”

It is well, (it is well) with my soul (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul.