View the Worship Service for March 12, 2023

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

Sermon—Belonging—Nathan Koontz

 *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

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