BETHEL COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH
March 27, 2022
Prelude—Adagio in A Minor—(J.S. Bach)—Karen Schlabaugh, organ
Lighting the Christ Candle—Lois Preheim
Welcome and Prayer
Leader: Together we seek the way of God,
People: rejoicing that we are new creations in Christ.
Leader: From a human point of view, we demand what is ours,
People: but through Jesus we learn that all share in God’s inheritance.
Leader: Let us join God’s feast,
People: where all celebrate together.
ALL: Let us live out God’s way of inclusion.
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 thinking we deserve special treatment. Lead us to radical inclusion.
Leader: As we walk with Christ on this Lenten journey, let us see your way more clearly.
ALL: and follow your way more faithfully.
*Hymn—Far, Far Away/I Will Arise—VT300
Children’s Conversation—Megan Kohlman
Scripture Reading—Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32—Lincoln and Brad Kohlman
Sermon—. . . with open arms—Todd Schlosser
Prayers of God’s people—Lois Preheim
*Hymn—We Are People of God’s Peace—VT797
Postlude—Herzlich tut mich verlangen (Johann Gottfried Walther)—Karen Schlabaugh
VT = Voices Together
Audio visual—Ken Lamp
Pastors—Renee Reimer, Nathan Koontz, and Todd Schlosser