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Online Bulletin | Sunday Morning Service | March 26, 2023
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship | Grace Evans, Liturgist
Leader: Have you ever felt washed up, brittle, worn-down to the bone?
People: Have you ever felt grief lay heavy on your back?
Leader: Have you ever felt like hope was out of reach?
People: Have you ever wondered, can these bones live?
Leader: If you have, then you are in the right place, for this is God’s house. Hope lives here.
People: So, come. Rest your weary bones.
All: Let us worship Holy God.
“Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy” #340 vs. 1-3
Prayer of Confession
Leader: Friends, there is nothing that we have to keep hidden from God—not our anger, our grief, or the ways in which we have fallen short. In confession, we speak honestly and are met with grace. So let us not hold back. Let us bring our full selves to this prayer, knowing that God is already running to meet us. Let us pray:
All: Jesus of Nazareth,
I confess: I forget that you know this feeling.
I forget that you, too, have wept.
I forget that you, too, have lost.
I forget that you, too, have gathered at the tomb,
have grieved for a friend, have felt the sting of humanity.
Forgive me for all the times I place blame on you.
Forgive me for all the times I create distance, imagining that you could never feel what I feel. Forgive me for allowing the valley of dry bones to be a sea of space between us.
Pour yourself into the cracks in my heart. Bring these bones back to life. Bring me closer to you. With gratitude I pray, amen.
“For Such a Time as This” Chorale, Soloist Lynette McKinney
Sacrament of Baptism
Anthony William Richardson, Son Sean and Brittany Richardson
Confirmation & Baptism
A Time for Children
Noelle Allison, Director of Children and Families
Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer
Offering Our Gifts to The Lord – Breakthrough Prayer
“Calvary” Chorale, Soloist Susan Pearson
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
“Can these bones live?” by Pastor Cody Anderson
Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Affirmation of Faith
A Statement of Faith of the Korean Methodist Church #885
“Breathe on Me, Breath of God” #420
As you leave this place,
may God bless you with seeking.
Seek out the hungry.
Seek the weary.
Seek the good in every person you pass. Seek out the hopeful.
Seek the faithful.
Seek God in each of us.
As you seek and as you wonder,
may you find what you are looking for. In the name of our loving God,
who is always seeking us,
go now in peace. Amen.