BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
March 20, 2022
From Earning to Receiving
Seeking God’s Ways
Prelude— Lonesome Valley (arr. Francis Jackson)—Verlene Garber, organ
Herzlich Tut Mich Verlangen (J.S. Bach)
Introit—Calm Me Lord [VT 680]—Chancel Choir, William Eash, director; Verlene Garber, accompanist
Christ Candle Lighting—Dave Linscheid
Call to Worship
Leader: Together we seek the way of God,
People: whose ways are not our ways, whose thoughts are beyond our thoughts.
Leader: Today we accept God’s invitation to the feast,
People: where there is water in the desert and delightful food to share.
Leader: As we worship, we receive the abundant gifts of God
People: without money and without price.
All: So let us praise God and sing for joy.
Lenten Prayer of Confession
Leader: Holy One, we seek you while you may be found.
People: We call upon you while you are near.
Leader: Have mercy on us, O God, for our thoughts are not your thoughts and our ways are not your ways.
People: Forgive us for acting as if we must earn your love. Open us to receiving your love as a gift.
Leader: As we walk with Christ on the Lenten journey, let us see your way more clearly
All: and follow your way more faithfully.
*Hymn—My Hope is Built—VT 621
Children’s Conversation—Jim Robb
Worship Music—Do Not Be Afraid (Philip W. J. Stopford)—Chancel Choir
Scripture Reading— Isaiah 55:1-9 and Luke 13:1-9—Jon and Justin Zerger
Sermon— A Year of Grace—Renee Reimer
*Hymn—Precious Lord, Take My Hand—VT 610
Prayers of God’s People—Dave Linscheid
*Hymn—You Shall Go Out with Joy—VT 847
Benediction Response—We are Tossed and Driven [VT 311]—Chancel Choir
Postlude—Our God, Our Help in Ages Past (arr. Fleischer)—Verlene Garber
* You are invited to stand VT = Voices Together
Audio visual—Ben Lichti
Pastors—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, Todd Schlosser