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Gathering

  • Greeting

    • The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. 

    • Announcements

      • Next week is Palm Sunday. We will be conducing our worship services via a Zoom meeting. So that we can see one another’s faces. And so that we can celebrate communion together in real time. I will e-mail out instructions for how to access our Zoom meeting early next week. 

      • Please continue to send your donations to the church as you are able. Someone is checking the mail daily. 

    • Prayer Requests 

      • Concerns

        • Dottie Johnson- fractured her hip, recovering at home. 

        • Dorothy Patini- in Manor Care for dehydration

        • Health Care Workers

        • End to the coronavirus pandemic 

      • Joys

        • Schaeffer’s celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this week!

        • Cathy Sagi’s test results for COVID-19 came back negative .

  • Opening Prayer

    • Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires, known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

  • Confession of Sin

    • Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy, forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.  

    • I declare to you in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. Go in peace. 

  • Opening Song           Holy Spirit Come to Us                                           GtG 284

    • Holy Spirit, come to us; kindle in us the fire of your love. Holy Spirit, come to us, Holy Spirit come to us. 

The Word

  • Old Testament Reading- Ezekiel 37:1-14 

The Valley of Dry Bones

37 The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I wil