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5th Sunday in Lent

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS,

and Funny Story

Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS    (Jeremiah 31)

Pastor Bob

God has written the law of love on your heart.

Gaze deeply and find God within.

CALL TO WORSHIP  (John 12)

Sharon Stewart - Liturgist

(a responsive reading)

Our souls are troubled, Holy One, until they find their rest in you. When we live in fear of our mortality, help us face the future unafraid. Write the truth of Christ’s words on our hearts:

“Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies,

it can only be a single seed. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.”

In our living and in our dying, draw us together with all your people. Come let us worship and glorify God.

HYMN:  Here I Am, Lord

UMC Hymnal    #593

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Jeremiah 31: 31-34      Sharon Stewart

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION to PRAYER

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

UMC Hymnal    #349

LIFTING THE PRAYERS FROM THE HEART

PASTORAL PRAYER    Pastor Bob

We Attend to the Word

HYMN:    Lift High the Cross

UMC Hymnal #159

GOSPEL READING    John 12: 20-33

This is the Word of God for the People of God

Thanks be to God

MEDITATION          Pastor Bob

The Heart of Jesus part 6

We Gather at Christ's Table

INVITATION to the OFFERING

   (Jeremiah 31, Psalm 51)    Pastor Bob

The one that writes the law of love on our hearts,

the One who saves us from the worst parts of ourselves,

is here to bless us once more. In giving, we receive;

in loving, we find love. Let us show our care for

those in need as we offer our tithes and offering to God.

Give as you are called and as you are able.

OFFERTORY    Erin Tellier

DOXOLOGY

Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow

UMC Hymnal    # 94

BLESSING of the OFFERING

Jeremiah 31, Psalm 51, John 12

(Unison)    Pastor Bob

With hearts washed clean and with spirits made new, we celebrate the joy of your salvation, O God. May these tithes and offerings that we share this day reflect the law of love you have written on our hearts. May these gifts bear the fruit of your Spirit, and may they bless those who need it most. Amen.

COMMUNION  HYMN:

Take Our Bread

UMC Hymnal  #640

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING    Pastor Bob

HOLY COMMUNION:

Come to the Table of GRACE

LORD’S PRAYER

We Are Sent in Ministry to the World

BENEDICTION    (Jeremiah 31)

Pastor Bob

God’s law of love is engraved on our hearts.

Trust God’s internal compass to guide you.

Discern the still small voice that whispers with

every heartbeat. Going forth, heed the promise

of the heart – the warm beat of the living law of love.

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Let There Be Peace on Earth

UMC Hymnal #431

DEPART IN PEACE...SHALOM!

Worship Liturgy is taken from two sources:

Lectionary Liturgies and the Abingdon Worship Annual 2024.

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