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Digital Bulletin – LiveStream Worship, March 29th

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

LiveStream and available via our FaceBook page
Service available for viewing other times as well.

Join us after worship for “Coffee Hour” on Zoom

Leader: This is the day the Lord has made;
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Welcome
Prelude and Bringing in the Light

 

Call to Worship

One: Come, join the Lenten journey!
All: We hear the call to walk with Jesus.
One: Come, hear the stories!
All: Listening to all the ways they can help us see our lives.
One: For in the everyday nature of our lives,
All: Great meaning is present.
One: And so we celebrate the gift of life,
All: And the stories that we are helping create.

 

Hymn of Praise    “God of Grace and God of Glory”     UMH 577

God of grace and God of glory,
on your people pour your power;
crown your ancient church’s story,
bring its bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage
for the facing of this hour,
for the facing of this hour.

Lo! the hosts of evil round us
scorn the Christ, assail his ways!
From the fears that long have bound us
free our hearts to faith and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage
for the living of these days,
for the living of these days.

Cure your children’s warring madness;
bend our pride to your control;
shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
lest we miss your kingdom’s goal,
lest we miss your kingdom’s goal.

Save us from weak resignation
to the evils we deplore;
let the gift of your salvation
be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
serving you whom we adore,
serving you whom we adore.

 

Time with the Children
A resource for talking to children about COVID

 

Music Ministry – “Lean on Me” Joy & Monica

 

Hope in Hard Times
Heidi, Oscar, and Sebastian Todd

 

Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer TFWS 2278

 

Hymn of Preparation          “In The Garden”     UMH 269  

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

I’d stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

 

ScriptureMark 2:13-17
Kristina Schroffel

 

The Shared Word     “Jesus, Known in Many Ways: Companion”
Rev. Bradley Laurvick

 

A Time of Giving Back – please support our day to day ministry through the digital offering plate

Offertory Prayer
In response to the love you have given us, God, we offer here what we have, what we do, and even more who we are, that our generosity might transform the world.

Doxology             UMH 95

 

Sending Prayer

God of Life, we seek your help as we continue this Lenten journey. We seek to know life in a deeper, more meaningful way. As we hear the stories of Jesus, may we find a place of connection and understanding. In his life journey, may we encounter love, acceptance, justice, and hope in ways that shape our journeys. Amen.

 

Hymn      “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness”        TFWS 2120

Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
blow through the wilderness, calling and free,
Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You moved on the waters, you called to the deep,
then you coaxed up the mountains from the valleys of sleep;
and over the eons you called to each thing;
“Awake from your slumbers and rise on your wings.”

Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
blow through the wilderness, calling and free,
Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You swept through the desert, you stung with the sand
and you goaded your people with a law and a land;
and when they were blinded with idols and lies,
then you spoke through your prophets to open their eyes.

Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
blow through the wilderness, calling and free,
Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You sang in a stable, you cried from a hill,
then you whispered in silence when the whole world was still;
and down in the city you called once again,
when you blew through your people on the rush of the wind.

Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
blow through the wilderness, calling and free,
Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

You call from tomorrow, you break ancient schemes.
From the bondage of sorrow all the captives dream dreams;
our women see visions, our men clear their eyes.
With bold new decisions your people arise.

Spirit, spirit of gentleness,
blow through the wilderness, calling and free,
Spirit, spirit of restlessness,
stir me from placidness, wind, wind on the sea.

 

Benediction – join us after worship for “Coffee Hour” on Zoom
Postlude

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