A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY
Fifth Sunday in Lent
March 26, 2023
WELCOME AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: We worship a forgiving God.
People: And we wait on and trust in his promises.
Leader: Only God has the power to save — so trust him.
People: We are saved from our wrongdoings.
*HYMN 366 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of great mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you. We speak as though hope is lost, even while you are still speaking. We act as though death is the end, even while you are still acting. Forgive us, by your steadfast love. Create a clean heart within us, teach us your holy way, and restore to us the joy of your salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord...
Silent Prayers of confession
WORDS OF ASSURANCE – Romans 8:1-2, 5:1
Hear the good news: There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death. Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanks be to God!
*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #581
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE LESSONS: Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 11:1-45
SERMON “Dead End” Rev. Barrett Ingram
*HYMN 286 Breathe on Me, Breath of God
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed pg. 35
PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
RECEIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY Hymn 606
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN 688 Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
*Those who are able are invited to stand.