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Welcome to worship on this 5th Sunday of Lent, March 29th. I hope and that you are all safe and well as we keep our social distance during this unusual time of being apart.

Joining me in leading worship today is Conrad and Beth Rockey.

 

Call to Worship

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.  Lord hear my voice!  Let you ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.

Hope in the Lord!  For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and great power to redeem.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in the Word of the Lord I hope.

Praise the Lord!

Let us worship God!

 

Prayer of the Day

Let your outstretched arm, O Lord, be our defense; 
Let your mercy and loving kindness in Jesus Christ be our salvation, and
Let your life-giving Spirit be our strength;Now and forever. Amen

 

Call to Confession:

The proof of God’s amazing love is this; while we were sinners Christ died for us,  Because we have faith in him, we dare to approach God with confidence. In faith and penitence, let us confess our sin before God and one another..

 

Prayer of Confession

God of compassion, in Jesus Christ you did not disdain the company of sinners but welcomed them with love.   Look upon us in mercy we pray.  Our sins are more than we can bear, our pasts enslave us; our misdeeds are beyond correcting.  Forgive the wrongs we cannot undo; free us from a past we cannot change; heal what we can no longer fix.  Grace our lives with your love and turn the tears of our past into the joys of new life with you.   Amen.

 

Assurance of Pardon:

The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.  He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness.  Receive the good news of the gospel:  In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.  Amen

 
Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us forgive one another.
The Peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

And also with you.

 

Living God, help us to hear your holy Word that we may truly understand; that, understanding, we may believe, and believing, we may follow in all faithfulness and obedience, seeking your honor and glory in all that we do; through Christ our Lord.   Amen
 
Scripture reading:    John 11:1-45
 
Sermon:  “It’s just about everywhere, seeing as you asked”
 
Prayers of the People
 
Blessing

e hills hear your voice.  Hear, Iyou mountains, the controversy of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for the Lord has a controversy with his people, and he will contend with Israel. “O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wearied you? Answer me! For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and redeemed you from the house of slavery; and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. O my people, remember now what King Balak of Moab devised, what Balaam son of Beor answered him, and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the saving acts of the Lord.” “With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,with