5th Sunday of  Lent

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY     Pastor Bob

CENTERING WORDS

(Isaiah 6, Luke 5, 1 Corinthians 15)

Pastor Bob

All you who journey with Jesus through Lent, trade your tears for joy, and your past for God’s future. Give your best gifts freely to those who long for God’s peace.

CALL TO WORSHIP

(Psalm 126 )

Sharon Stewart – Liturgist

HYMN:        O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

UMC Hymnal    #57

Barbara Houser

OPENING PRAYER OF CONFESSION

(Psalm 126, Isaiah 43(Unison)

God of grace, you call us into your glorious future. When we dwell on the past, you tell us to remember no longer the things of old. When we fail to notice the poor among us, you call us freely of what we have. When we are reluctant to share our gifts and talents, you give your own life so that we may live. Free us, Holy Spirit, from self-absorption and from fear. Amen. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON (John12)

Leader: God invites us to hear and receive the good news:

People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!

OLD TESTAMENTREADING

(Isaiah 43: 16-21 )

Sharon Stewart – Liturgist

 

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

 

PREPARATION FOR PRAYER

Jesus Savior Pilot Me

Barbara Houser

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE    Pastor Bob

PASTORAL PRAYER

SPECIALMUSIC:                Broken and Spilled Out by Steve Green

GOSPEL LESSON                  John 12: 1-8

MEDITATION                            Pastor Bob

Then Jesus said, "Leave Her Alone."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVITATION TO OFFERING

(1 Corinthians 15)   Pastor Bob

The Spirit of Christ visits us in this place. Let us respond by giving the best of our treasures and talents for the work of God’s church in the world. Give as you are called and as you are able.

OFFERTORY         Here I Am to Worship

Barbara Houser

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING

(Isaiah 6)    (Unison)

Receive, O God, all that we are: our treasures, our time, our talents, and even our forgiven flaws. May your grace be made known through our giving, that others may be healed by the Spirit of Christ, our friend. Amen.

HYMN:              In Rememberence of Me

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2254

Barbara Houser

GREAT THANKSGIVING

HOLY COMMUNION

LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN

O How I Love Jesus 

UMC Hymnal    #170

Barbara Houser

BENEDICTION (Isaiah 43, John 12)  Pastor Bob

May our service to others become a fragrant gift in God’s name.
Go with God, the one who is about to do a new thing in and through us. 

DEPART IN PEACE, SHALOM.

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Let There Be Peace on Earth

UMC Hymnal    #431

Amen.

DEPART IN PEACE, SHALOM.