Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.
For great is His love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord.
MEMORIAL FOR PATTY BELL
PRELUDE “My Jesus, I Love Thee” Mountain View Bell Ensemble
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Grace and peace from God our Father.
All: And from our Lord Jesus Christ!
Leader: Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.
All: Come let us worship Him!
* HYMN “In Christ There is No East or West” UMH #548
CALL TO CONFESSION
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison
Gracious God, whose mercy is greater than our sin, forgive us for forgetting Your love, and doubting Your goodness; for acting as if You did not know our needs nor care about our problems; for living as though how we lived was none of Your business. Forgive us for making up our minds and closing them; for taking the comfort of Christ and refusing His cross; for love of ease rather than love of righteousness. Recall us to a daring faith; enlist us into a more courageous service, and consecrate us anew for Your own use. We pray in Jesus Name. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
TIME WITH YOUTH Janet Keffer
*HYMN “Nearer, My God to Thee” UMH #528 V. 1,3,5
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON John 11:1-7, 11-15
PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS
Almighty God, as we proceed on this journey to the cross of Calvary, we are reminded that there are outpourings of love that can’t be measured and weighed in dollars and cents. Like Mary who bathed Jesus’ feet with costly oil, we seek those moments when we might express our love for Christ in ways the world might judge extravagant or foolish. May the offering we make today expand into extravagant expressions of love offered every day of our lives. We lay this prayer at the anointed feet of Christ, our Savior. Amen. (John 12:1-8)
SPECIAL MUSIC “Tis so Sweet To Trust in Jesus” Mountain View Bell Ensemble
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING
*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING
*DOXOLOGY UMH #95
JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Janet Keffer THE LORD’S PRAYER
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON John 11:17-53
THE MESSAGE “In The Presence of Death” Michael Keffer
*HYMN “There is a Wideness in God’s Mercy” UMH #121
*CIRCLE SONG: “He Lives” UMH #310
He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives! He lives within my heart.
*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.