View the worship service for March 26, 2023

March 26, 2023
Lent 5: Called to the Life
Prelude—O Sacred Head, Now Wounded—Settings by Brahms, Buxtehude, Walther—
Karen Schlabaugh, organ
Christ Candle Lighting— Raylene Hinz-Penner
Call to Worship
Leader:   Out of the depths we cry to you.
People:   O Lord, hear our cry.
Leader:   If you kept a record of sin, who would stand a chance?
People:   O Lord, hear our cry.
Leader:   But with you there is forgiveness.
All:      We wait for you, O Lord. We hope in your word. Blessed be your name.
Welcome and Prayer
*Hymn—Come, Let Us All Unite to Sing—VT 7
Children’s Conversation— Kathy Stucky
*Hymn— New Earth, Heavens New— VT 377
Scripture Reading—Ezekiel 37:1-10; John 11:1-6, 17, 20-27, 32-44
Sermon—The Resurrection and the Life—Nathan Koontz
*Hymn— Christ Has No Body Here but Ours— VT 568
Prayers of God’s People                                                                                                                      
*Hymn— Blest Be the Tie That Binds— VT 831
People with March birthdays come forward for a blessing, please bring a hymnal
*Birthday Blessing & Benediction                                                                                                                 
  Leader:   Put your hope in the Lord.
  People:   The Lord is unfailing love,
  Leader:   and with God is full redemption.
  People:   God will bring us up from our graves.
  All:   God will redeem life into wholeness.
Postlude— In Thee Lord, Have I Put My Trust (J. C. Bach) Karen Schlabaugh

* You are invited to stand
VT = Voices Together
Keyboard- Karen Schlabaugh
Audio visual— Francis Toews