March 27, 2022 Worship Service

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 armsTodd Schlosser

*Hymn—Together—VT 389

Prayers of God’s people—Lois Preheim

 *Hymn—We Are People of God’s Peace—VT797

*Benediction—Todd Schlosser

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