Bulletin – 2017-04-02

Lent V                                    April 2, 2017                              10:15 a.m.Meditation:   “All kids need is a little help, and little hope and somebody who believes in them.”                  Magic Johnson

Welcome: to Britannia United Church.  Our nursery is always available to children three years of age and younger. It is at the end of the hall by the office.  Headsets are available for those who need assisted hearing.  Please speak to our sound technician.  Please join in the reading if it is bold and italic.  Coffee and Tea are available at the back of the church, after the service.

We Gather in God’s Name

Introit: Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying (400)

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Prelude

A Lenten Call to a Holy Fast and a Holy Feast

Let us…
fast from facts that depress
and feast on examples that inspire,
fast from discouragement
and feast on hope,
fast from anxiety
and feast on prayer.

Responsive Psalm:  Psalm 130 (853 with refrain 2)

* Hymn:  If You Will Trust in God to Guide You (286)

Prayer of Approach:

Gracious God, in your mercy,.
Let us pray for the whole world
for all creation, for every living creature
for plants and flowers, for animals and for
fragile human beings.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Let us pray for those who suffer
the sick and dying, for sorrow, and for the loss
that separates us from the love
of the eternal God.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Let us pray for the nations of the world
for all people, for the land and water
that sustains and renews life.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Let us pray for the leaders of nation and cities;
May they remember to lean into you and to
listen to your words.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear Our Prayer.

Gracious God, protect those who have no place
to live and no one to love them.
Help them to know you, and to know love.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear Our Prayer.

We offer up our prayers of concern
particularly for those we love,
family, friends, and others.
Fill us with Your Spirit.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear Our Prayer.

For all the blessings of this life we offer thanks,
help us to have generous hearts and giving spirits.
Help us to be your hands in the world.
Gracious God, in your mercy,
Hear Our Prayer.
Amen.

Anthem:  Compassion Hymn

Theme Presentation

Minute for Mission

We Hear God’s Word

Scripture Reading:  Ezekiel 37:1-14

Message:  Giving Life to Dry Bones

* Hymn:  Throughout These Lenten Days and Nights (108)

We Respond to God

Prayers of Joy and Concern and The Lord’s Prayer

Offertory

* Doxology:  (538)
For the gift of Creation, the gift of your love,
and the gift of the Spirit by which we live,
we thanks you and give you the fruit of our hands.
May your grace be proclaimed by the gifts that we give.

* Offertory Prayer:
We pray to You, O God:
You who gave new life to dry bones,
You who gave new life to Lazarus,
You who gave new life to Christ.
We pray that You will bless
our offering with new life,
taking the work of our hands,
and transforming it to be
a blessing of the heart.
In the name of Christ we pray.  Amen

* Hymn:  Now Quit Your Care (109)

Commissioning and Benediction: A Lenten Prayer (110)

* Sung Response:  We Shall Go Out With Hope of Resurrection (586)

Postlude

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