View the worship service for March 19, 2023

March 19, 2023
Lent 4: Called to the Light 

Prelude–Passacaglia, from BWV 582 (J.S. Bach)—Will Wiebe-Friesen
Christ Candle Lighting—Elizabeth Schmidt
Call to Worship
Leader: The Lord is our shepherd.
People: We shall not want.
Leader: God makes us lie down in green pastures.
People: We shall not want.
Leader: God leads us beside quiet waters.
People: We shall not want.
All: Restore us through your Holy Spirit, the love of Jesus Christ,
and the comfort of your presence.
Welcome and Prayer
*Hymn—Oh, for a Thousand Tongues—VT 764
Children’s Conversation—Dorothy Nickel Friesen, Harold Thieszen
Anthem—O God, Beyond All PraisingI (Gustav Holst/Richard Proulx)Chancel Choir; Riley King, director; Will Wiebe-Friesen, accompanist
Scripture Reading—John 9: 1-41
Readers’ Theatre—Coralee Shenk, Richard Friesen, Aaron Tschetter, Kevin Neufeld
Sermon—Mud in your eyesI—Dorothy Nickel Friesen
*Hymn—Open My Eyes That I May See—VT 738
Prayers of God’s People
*Hymn—Siyahamba (We Are Marching)—VT 793 (Sing twice: first time; Xhousa; second time English)
Leader: Go forth and shine, for the Light has come,
People: and the glory of the Lord rises upon us.
Leader: Surely goodness and love will follow us all the days of our lives, All: and we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Postlude—Fanfare on “Mit Freuden zart”  (Brenda Portman)—Will Wiebe-Friesen
* You are invited to stand
VT = Voices Together
Audio visual— Ben Lichti

We welcome Dorothy Nickel Friesen who will bring us the sermon on the 19th.