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Bulletin 3/26/2023 10:45AM Worship Service

Updated: Mar 25, 2023

March 26, 2023

Fifth Sunday in Lent


Announcements


Invocation


Scripture: Psalm 130


1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.

2 Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!

3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?

4 But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

6 my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning.

7 O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem.

8 It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities


“Fill this House”


Holy Spirit come and ​

fill this house up! ​ Let your love fall like a fire, ​ Consume us LORD. ​


Come LORD Jesus. ​

Let Your rain fall on us. ​ In Your presence come and ​ change our hearts to Yours​


We’ve to bring glory,​

We’ve come to bring praise, ​ We’ve come to bring honor​ To your holy name! ​

We’ve come to dance​

We’ve come to sing​ We’ve come to encounter​ Jesus, our King​




“Days of Elijah”


These are the days of Elijah​

Declaring the Word of the Lord. ​

And These are the days of Your Servant, Moses​

Righteous being restored. ​

And Though these are days of great trials, ​

Of famine and darkness and sword, ​

Still We are voice in the desert, crying, ​

“Prepare ye the way of the Lord.”​

Behold he comes, riding on the clouds, ​

Shining like the sun at the trumpet call. ​

So lift your voice, its the year of Jubilee, ​

And out of Zion’s hill, Salvation comes.​

And these are days of Ezekiel,​

The dry bond becoming as flesh. ​

And these are days of your servant, David, ​

Rebuilding a temple of praise. ​

And these are days of the harvest,​

The fields are as white in the world. ​

And We are laborers in Your vineyard, ​

Declaring the word of the Lord.​

There’s no God like Jehovah,​

There’s no God like Jehovah,​

There’s no God like Jehovah,​

There’s no God like Jehovah.​

Behold he comes, riding on the clouds, ​

Shining like the sun at the trumpet call. ​

So lift your voice, its the year of Jubilee, ​

And out of Zion’s hill, Salvation comes.​


Scripture: Romans 8:6-11


6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

7 For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law—indeed it cannot,

8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

9 But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.10 But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.


Invitation, Confession, Pardon, Peace


Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him,​ who earnestly repent of their sin​ and seek to live in peace with one another.​ Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.​


Gracious and loving God, hear our prayer.

We know we do not always live as we ought:

We turn away from You, from our neighbor, and from our true selves.

We know we dim Your light within us,

With our pride, our self-righteousness, and our need for control

We know that You love us, that you do not abandon us,

and that again and again you call us back to You,

back to love,

back to grace,

back to your light.

Forgive us, we pray, through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Hear the good news, Christ died for us while we were still sinners, which proves God’s love for us. ​In the name of Jesus Christ, You Are forgiven​.


In the name of Jesus Christ, You Are forgiven​ Glory to God, Amen. ​


Offering


Doxology


Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Praise Him all creatures here below.

Praise Him above ye hevenly hosts.

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen


Pastoral Prayer-Joys & Concerns”


Scripture: John 11:1-45


1 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

2 Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill.

3 So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, "Lord, he whom you love is ill."

4 But when Jesus heard it, he said, "This illness does not lead to death; rather it is for God's glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it."

5 Accordingly, though Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus,

6 after having heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was.

7 Then after this he said to the disciples, "Let us go to Judea again."

8 The disciples said to him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just now trying to stone you, and are you going there again?"

9 Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Those who walk during the day do not stumble, because they see the light of this world.

10 But those who walk at night stumble, because the light is not in them."

11 After saying this, he told them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going there to awaken him."

12 The disciples said to him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will be all right."

13 Jesus, however, had been speaking about his death, but they thought that he was referring merely to sleep.

14 Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead.

15 For your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him."

16 Thomas, who was called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him."

17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days.

18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, some two miles away,

19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their brother.

20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home.

21 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.

22 But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him."

23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."

24 Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day."

25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live,

26 and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

27 She said to him, "Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world."

28 When she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, and told her privately, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you."

29 And when she heard it, she got up quickly and went to him.

30 Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him.

31 The Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary get up quickly and go out. They followed her because they thought that she was going to the tomb to weep there.

32 When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."

33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved.

34 He said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see."

35 Jesus began to weep.

36 So the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"

37 But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?"

38 Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it.

39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days."

40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"

41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, "Father, I thank you for having heard me.

42 I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me."

43 When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out!"

44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him.


“Spirit of the Living God”

Hymn #297


Spirit of the living God,​

fall fresh on me.​

Spirit of the living God,​

fall fresh on me.​

Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.​

Spirit of the living God,​

fall fresh on me.​

me.


“The Churches One Foundation”

Hymn #668


The Church’s one foundation​

Is Jesus Christ, her Lord.​

She is His creation​

By water and the Word.​


From heav’n He came​

and sought her To be​

His holy bride;​

With His own blood He bought her,​

And for her life He died.​


Elect from ev’ry nation,​

Yet one o’er all the earth;​

Her charter of salvation:​

One Lord, one faith, one birth.​

One holy name she blesses;​

Partakes one holy food;​

And to one hope she presses,​

With ev’ry grace endued.​


‘Mid toil and tribulation,​

And tumult of her war,​

She waits the consummation​

Of peace forevermore;​

Till, wit the vision glorious,​

Her longing eyes are blest,​

And the great Church victorious​

Shall be the Church at rest.​


Yet she on earth hath union​

With God, the Three in One,​

And mystic, sweet communion​

With those whose rest is won.​

O happy ones and holy!​

Lord, give us grace that we,​

Like them, the meek and lowly,​

On high may dwell with Thee.​


“Holy, Holy, Holy”

Hymn #2


Holy, holy, holy! ​

Lord God Almighty!​

Early in the morning​

our song shall rise to Thee.​

Holy, holy, holy!​

merciful and mighty!​

God in three Persons,​

blessed Trinity!​


Holy, holy, holy!​

all the saints adore Thee,​

Casting down their golden crowns​

around the glassy sea;​

Cherubim and seraphim​

falling down before Thee,​

Which wert, and art, and​

evermore shalt be.​


Holy, holy, holy!​

tho’ the darkness hide Thee,​

Tho’ the eye of sinful man​

Thy glory may not see;​

Only Thou art holy-​

There is none beside Thee​

Perfect in pow’r, ​

in love, in purity.​


Holy, holy, holy!​

Lord God Almighty!​

All Thy works shall praise Thy name​

in earth, and sky, and sea.​

Holy, holy, holy!​

merciful and mighty!​

God in three Persons,​

Blessed Trinity.

Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14


1 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.

2 He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry.

3 He said to me, "Mortal, can these bones live?" I answered, "O Lord God, you know."

4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.

6 I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord."

7 So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone.

8 I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them.

9 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live."

10 I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.

11 Then he said to me, "Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, "Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.'

12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel.

13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people.

14 I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord."


Message: Pastor Ryan

“Can they live?”


Communion


The Communion Supper, instituted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is a sacrament, which proclaims His life, His sufferings, His sacrificial death and resurrection, and the hope of His coming again. It shows forth the Lord’s death until His return. The Supper is a means of grace in which Christ is present by the Spirit. ​

It is to be received in reverent appreciation and gratefulness for the work of Christ. All those who are truly repentant, forsaking their sins, and believing in Christ for salvation are invited to participate in the death and resurrection of Christ. We come to the table that we may be renewed in life and salvation and be made one by the Spirit. ​

It is to be received in reverent appreciation and gratefulness for the work of Christ. All those who are truly repentant, forsaking their sins, and believing in Christ for salvation are invited to participate in the death and resurrection of Christ. We come to the table that we may be renewed in life and salvation and be made one by the Spirit. ​

In unity with the Church, we confess our faith: ​ Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. ​

Holy God, We gather at this, your table, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who by your Spirit was anointed to preach good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, set at liberty those who are oppressed.​

Christ healed the sick, fed the hungry, ate with sinners, and established the new covenant for forgiveness of sins. We live in the hope of His coming again. ​

On the night in which He was betrayed, He took bread, gave thanks, broke the bread, gave it to His disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.​ Likewise, when the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks, gave it to His disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you, this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of me.” Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ​ And so, we gather as the Body of Christ to offer ourselves to you in praise and thanksgiving. Pour out your Holy Spirit on us and on these your gifts. Make them by the power of your Spirit to be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the Body of Christ, redeemed by His blood. ​ By your Spirit make us one in Christ, one with each other, and one in the ministry of Christ to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen. And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, let us pray:

​Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen​


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