Bulletin for April 10

Fifth Sunday in Lent

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP      Christ, We Do All Adore Thee     by the Adult Choir

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH       Shirley Cauthen, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: With God there is that promise that our broken bones People: will be made whole; Leader: with God there is that gentleness People: strong enough to save us from sin; Leader: with God there is that grace People: powerful enough to defeat death. All: Bone of our Bone, our hearts hear your voice and do handsprings of hope as we enter into worship.

*HYMN      No. 447        Lead On, O King Eternal

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: If God was intent on keeping score, we would end up in the losers’ bracket every time. But God loves us so much, that we are invited to join in that game of grace which never comes to an end. With such hope for our lives, let us confess our sins to God.

People: Like the disciples, Holy One, we drag our feet when it comes to following you. You would have us face conflict, and we prefer to look the other way. You would lead us into those hopeless valleys where so many of your children live, and we would build homes on the mountaintops. You would bring us into peace and reconciliation, but we would stay entombed in our troubles and fears. Forgive us, Creator of new lives. As Lazarus was brought forth from the grave, unbind every worry which keeps us from living as your children. As the Spirit led Jesus from the tomb into the joy of the Resurrection, fill us with the power to walk in the light of this hope. As Jesus offers us the life and resurrection we need, help us to believe the good news which comes from our Lord and Savior. Amen.

*KYRIE ELEISON

Lord, have mercy upon us,

Christ, have mercy upon us,

Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen.

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: Jesus loved Lazarus so much, he brought him back from the grave. God loved Jesus so much that he was raised to new life. See how much God loves us – loves you! – by forgiving and saving us. People: We thank you for hearing our prayers, Lord God, and for setting us free from everything which would bind us to sin and death. Amen.

(adapted from Lectionary Liturgies, Lent 5 A)

* GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Pat Oglesby

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN       No. 316         Breathe on Me, Breath of God

(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE     Ezekiel 37:1-14                 Old Testament page 806 in pew Bible

SERMON           RESILIENT BONES          by Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried, he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE    No. 84      In the Cross of Christ I Glory

*BENEDICTION

* Please Stand

As we pray today we will be remembering Clover Presbyterian Church in Clover, SC and its 324 members.

Announcements:

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2011 “Shake it Up Café – Where kids carry out God’s Recipe” *

Fri., June 3 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sat., June 4 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Sun., June 5 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

*for Children pre-K through grade 12. To volunteer or register please contact Pat Oglesby at 803-285-8196.

GREETERS AND USHERS: Toug Brunson and Marie Welpe

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE BULLETIN NOW ON-LINE. Visit our website and click on this Sunday’s date or previous dates to read the bulletin on-line.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Community Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, April 16, at the community building. Children are to bring a basket. Eggs, etc will be provided.

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