BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
March 12, 2023
Lent 3: Shaped Through Thirst
Prelude—As the Deer Runs to the River (Uehlein)—Karen Unruh, organ
Gather Us In (Michael Helman)—Chancel Bells, Verlene Garber, director
Christ Candle Lighting—Darlene Dick
Call to Worship
Leader: Come, let us bow down in worship.
People: Let us kneel before the Lord our maker;
Leader: for the Lord is our God,
People: we are the people of God’s pasture,
All: we are the flock under God’s care.
Welcome and Prayer
*Hymn—Come Away from Rush and Hurry—VT 9
Children’s Conversation—Carol Flickinger
Anthem—O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (Hans Leo Hassler; arr. by Arnold B. Sherman)— Chancel Bells
Welcoming Max Ediger into Church Membership—Elizabeth Schmidt, Hugo Boschmann—VT 961
Scripture Reading—Exodus 17:1-7; John 4:5-42— Nadine & Al Peters
*Hymn— Rain Down—VT 703
Prayers of God’s People
*Hymn—I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say—VT 536
Leader: Like water poured out on a thirsty land,
People: may the Lord pour out the Holy Spirit on us.
Leader: May we blossom with new life.
All: May we bring refreshment and joy to others.
Postlude—I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Burkhardt)—Karen Unruh
* You are invited to stand
VT = Voices Together
Audio visual— John Thiesen
YouTube Link: https://youtube.com/live/QKY3CCrZGZ4?feature=share