802 12th St

Marion, IA 52302

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Bulletin 3-29-2020

 
 
 
 
Bulletin for March 29, 2020 Service on Facebook:

LIFE IN THE CHURCH

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

THUS SAYS THE LORD.

“I WILL PUT MY BREATH WITHIN YOU, AND YOU SHALL LIVE.”

IN GRATITUDE, WE PRAISE THE GIVER OF LIFE.

JESUS SAYS, “I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE.”

IN GRATITUDE, WE PRAISE THE SOURCE OF OUR BEING.

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP THE ONE WHO FREES US FROM THE GRAVE

AND STIRS DRY BONES TO LIFE.

SPIRIT, COME AND ENLIVEN OUR WORSHIP!

 

INVITATATION TO CONFESSION

IT IS ONLY BY THE POWER OF GOD

THAT WE ARE ABLE TO STAND AGAINST EVIL.

TRUSTING IN GOD’S GRACE, WE CONFESS OUR SIN.

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

HOLY ONE,

WE HAVE SET OUR MINDS ON WRONG THINGS—

ON SELFISH GAIN, NOT GENEROUS SERVICE;

ON PURSUITS THAT DISTRACT, NOT INSPIRE;

ON TASKS THAT DIMINISH, RATHER THAN GIVE LIFE.

 

WE LONG TO SET OUR MINDS ON ETERNAL THINGS—

ON YOUR WAY OF MERCY AND COMPASSION;

ON PATHS THAT LEAD TO JUSTICE AND PEACE,

ON LIVING AS PEOPLE OF HOPE.

 

SPIRIT OF GOD, DWELL IN US.

GIVE US GRACE WHEN WE FALL SHORT,

TRANSFORM OUR HEARTS AND RENEW OUR MINDS,

AND SET US FREE TO FOLLOW YOU FAITHFULLY.

 

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

STAND FIRM IN YOUR FAITH,

COVERED BY THE SAVING GRACE OF GOD

AND READY TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF PEACE.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, WE ARE FORGIVEN.

THANKS BE TO GOD.

 

PASSING OF THE PEACE

THE PEACE OF CHRIST BE WITH YOU.

AND ALSO WITH YOU.

 

READING SCRIPTURE — PSALM 130

I CRY OUT TO YOU FROM THE DEPTHS, LORD—

MY LORD, LISTEN TO MY VOICE!
LET YOUR EARS PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO MY REQUEST FOR MERCY!
IF YOU KEPT TRACK OF SINS, LORD—
MY LORD, WHO WOULD STAND A CHANCE?
BUT FORGIVENESS IS WITH YOU—
THAT’S WHY YOU ARE HONORED.

I HOPE, LORD.
MY WHOLE BEING HOPES,
AND I WAIT FOR GOD’S PROMISE.
MY WHOLE BEING WAITS FOR MY LORD—
MORE THAN THE NIGHT WATCH WAITS FOR MORNING;
YES, MORE THAN THE NIGHT WATCH WAITS FOR MORNING!

ISRAEL, WAIT FOR THE LORD!
BECAUSE FAITHFUL LOVE IS WITH THE LORD;
BECAUSE GREAT REDEMPTION IS WITH OUR GOD!
HE IS THE ONE WHO WILL REDEEM ISRAEL
FROM ALL ITS SIN.

 

EZEKIEL 37:1-17   AND   JOHN 11:32-41

 

SERMON            REACHES IN AND BRINGS IT OUT

 

ANTHEM      BLESSED BE YOUR NAME         HANNA AND ISSAC LANGLEY

 

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

IN LIFE AND IN DEATH WE BELONG TO GOD.

THROUGH THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,

THE LOVE OF GOD,

AND THE COMMUNION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,

WE TRUST IN THE ONE TRIUNE GOD, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL,

WHOM ALONE WE WORSHIP AND SERVE.

 

SONG        BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION AND LORD’S PRAYER

 

INVITATION TO THE OFFERING

WE BRING TO GOD OUR EXPRESSIONS OF THANKSGIVING AND CELEBRATION BECAUSE GOD IS THE ONE WHO SUSTAINS LIFE, THE ONE WHO BRINGS NEW LIFE WHEN WE THOUGHT THERE WAS NO HOPE, THE ONE CRIES WITH US WHEN WE CRY.

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

AS YOU, O GOD, PROTECT US WITH YOUR ROD AND STAFF, WE BRING OUR OFFERING TO HELP IN THE PROTECTION OF ALL WHO ARE VULNERABLE, LONELY, OR OPPRESSED.

 

BLESSING

 

 

 
 
 

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