Fifth Sunday in Lent

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME

ANNOUNCEMENTS & FUNNY STORY

CENTERING WORDS               Pastor Bob

I am changing. You are changing. We are changing. God is already at work in you, renewing your spirit. Anticipate the new thing that God is doing. Can you feel it?

CALL TO WORSHIP

Debbie Young - Liturgist

Have mercy on your people, O God. Wash us. Cleanse us. Make us more perfect in your love. Open the skies and pour down your grace upon your people. Open our hearts O God, to hear your voice. Let the thunder of your presence awaken us! Have mercy on your people, O God. Restore within us the joy of your salvation. Draw us nearer to Jesus, our Christ.

Let us worship God together!

HYMN:                      At the Name of Jesus

UMC Hymnal #168

OPENING PRAYER (unison)

Debbie Young - Liturgist

God most compassionate and merciful, we thank you that you have come to us in Jesus the Servant-Christ, whose disciples we are. Make us strong in your strength; make us wise in your wisdom; and makes us gentle in your compassion. May we be signs of the human unity you seek to accomplish through the cross of Jesus Christ, that your name be glorified in all the earth. Amen.

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Jeremiah 31: 31-34

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYER RESPONSE

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

The Faith We Sing Hymnal #2193

HYMN:

Would I Have Answered When You Called

The Faith We Sing Hymnal #2137

GOSPEL LESSON                    John 12: 20-33

MEDITATION                               Pastor Bob

The Hour Has Come

OFFERTORY                      The Potter’s Hand

Debbie Young – soloist

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING (unison)

Generous and loving God grant us the wisdom to know you more completely. Give us the hope to live as your people. Inspire us to give of our spirits more fully, in the fait you’re your promise is already within us. As we give our gifts and tithes today, we recommit ourselves to your service and to the service of your people. May we do so in response to your unending call that beacons us and leads us home. We pray as followers of the glorified Christ. Amen.

HYMN:

HYMN:        I have Decided to Follow Jesus

The Faith We Sing Hymnal #2129

BENEDICTION

Assured of God’s promises, written on our hearts, we go scattered like seeds, ready to sow love. We are lifted by the Risen One, abiding in our hearts as we go, scattered like seeds, ready to rehearse resurrection. And we are empowered by the Spirit, at work transforming our hearts as we go, scattered like seeds, ready to rise to a new life!

DEPART IN PEACE…Shalom!

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Change My Heart, O God

The Faith We Sing Hymnal #2152