GREETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: 5th Sunday of Lent
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.
The risen Christ is with us.
Praise the Lord!
PRELUDE Kathy Nash
CALL TO WORSHIP:
Leader: We gather together as God’s people in a world divided and distressed.
All: Yet we gather as one people, united by God.
Leader: We gather as God’s people, journeying to Jerusalem.
All: Yet we gather as one people, steadfastly traveling forward together.
Leader: We gather as God’s people, frightened by whirlpools of worry which spin us out of control.
All: Yet we gather as one people following in the unfailing footsteps of Jesus the Christ, whose name we praise.
*PRAISE MUSIC: “Spirit Song” UMH 347
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH—LENT
We believe in one God who created us and loves us, still and all.
We believe in Jesus Christ who leads us and calls us to follow.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, present to us in our challenges and changes.
We believe we are the church, called to bring solace to the troubled, hope to the hopeless and love to the lonely.
We believe in the power of prayer, which enables us to live a life of love and service in the grace of God. Amen.
PSALM 51:1-17 UMH 785
TIME WITH THE YOUTH: Next week bring your gratitude journal
HYMN: “Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone” UMH 424
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.
GOSPEL LESSON: John 12:20-33 PB, pg. 101
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON: Hebrews 5:5-10 PB, pg. 205
THE MESSAGE: Pastor Vicki Lerdahl
HYMN RESPONSE: “The Gift of Love” UMH 408
PRAYERS AND OFFERING
OFFERTORY PRAYER: Father, you have blessed us beyond measure, and you have called us to worship. May our gifts flow from hearts of worship to the One who provides all we need. May we never forget that all we have is yours. Take it and use it according to your will. Amen.
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING
* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING UMH 71
“Glory Be to the Father”
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns
CALL TO PRAYER: The God we seek has already found us. As we look ahead to following Jesus to Jerusalem, let us be confident in the faithfulness of the Christ who leads us, and the God who loves us as together we pray…
Our Father who art in heaven…
Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom,
Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom
*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.
Worship sources used by permission of Homiletics
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