Trinity Online Worship

 March 29, 2020  Fifth Sunday in Lent   11am

Passing of the Peace (until 11am) practicing smart social distancing! 

Opening Centering Music and lighting of altar candles

Greeting and Announcements 

Moment of Gratitude 

Gathering Song      Amazing Grace (sing along with us at home!)

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me!

    I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see.

 

    ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved;

    How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed!

 

    Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come,

    ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.

 

    When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun,

    We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we first begun.

       

Responsive Intent

Out of our weary depths 

(touch toes and slowly rise)  

we cry to you, O God

(place hands in front of face).

Hear us, we pray

(sweep hands to the side and cup behind ears).

Our souls wait for you

(cross arms, one at a time, over heart)

  more than those who watch for the morning

(step out slightly with one foot and rock slowly back and forth)

more than those who watch for the morning

(continue rocking back and forth).

Everlasting is your wondrous love

(extend right arm out, palm up)

and it is our great hope

(slide left hand, palm down, up right arm)

that you will revive us once again!

(left hand remains on top of the right hand as both arms extend up slightly).

Musical Interlude – transition (10 seconds)     

Hearing the Sacred Word

A Reading from the Prophets              Ezekiel 37:1-14  

The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the LordThus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.” 10 I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.

11 Then he said to me, “Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. 14 I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord.”

Anthem               

Sermon        Listen to the Prophets!                       Rev. Nathan King

Meditation Music               God of Rainbow

God of Rainbow…

Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer                                                    

In Need of Prayers
Please contact the church office for prayer concerns you’d like added to the list.
– The Family of Bob Rummage – The Family of Colleen Eagle
– Boyd Lyerly – – Ollie Paschal — Sandra Smith — Rebecca Howard – Tina Pritchard
– John Mooney – Eric Sandburg – Angie Slater – Doris Wilson – Rick Carter
– Kyle Rohweder – Farra Peek – Denise Robertson
George Smith Sr. – Morningside Assisted Living, Concord NC

Celebrations in March 26- Tyler Williams  April: 2 – Sara Fink    4 – Peter Olshansky

   Our Mother-Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

   Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

   Give us this day our daily bread.

   And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

   And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

   For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.    Amen.

 

Giving of Our Gifts to God      Go to: www.paypal.me/commachurch  or Mail in your offering to:

Trinity UCC, 38 Church St. NE, Concord NC 28025

Invitation to Offering               

Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts                         

Praise Response              Doxology

Praise God from who all blessings flow; Praise God all Creatures here below! Praise God above you heavenly hosts! Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Prayer of Dedication

Going Forth with Good News

Chiming of the Trinity          (In the name of the Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit)

Benediction

Sending Song     Go Now in Peace    

Go now in peace. Grow now in peace.

  May the love of God shine through you

  Everywhere, everywhere, you…may…go.  

(Repeat)

Postlude    

Lectionary Scriptures and Trinity Worship Scriptures Sunday, April 5, 2020

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 2:1-11;

Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philemon 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66

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