March 29, 2020

Fifth Sunday in Lent

 

Welcome to Worship

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

"This is the day the Lord has made", and  …  say it with me, "I will rejoice and be glad in it!"


 

Welcome to ten@10, a Sunday morning spiritual connection with First Presbyterian of Lynn Haven!

GOD LOVES YOU … period!

We are so glad to be a part of your life, especially while we need to remain physically apart to help flatten the curve of the coronavirus impacting the world and our lives together. Know that we are never disconnected when we are united with one another in prayer and in the worship of God.

Please stay connected to reliable resources regarding Covid-19. We will be keeping you updated on any changes you need to be aware of and pray for you and your loved ones during this trying time.

Our goal today is to provide a time (we're aiming for 10 minutes@10am) of authentic worship through song, scripture, and message to lift your spirit and encourage you in the week ahead. 


 

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."

Matthew 18:20 (NRSV)


We may not be gathered physically, but we are God's well-loved children gathered in spirit.

 

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Lisa (and Brad)

 

Let us prepare our hearts for worship.

Parts of the liturgy adapted from and used by permission of Rev. Jill Duffield of The Presbyterian Outlook

Chiming of the Hour

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 130)

Lord, we come crying to you from the depths. We come bearing our souls and waiting for your response. We wait in hope, knowing that you promise to hear and provide.

For the Beauty of the EarthBrad Thoreson
00:00 / 03:24

1 For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies:

Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

2 For the wonder of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon, and stars of light:

Lord of all, to thee we raise

this our hymn of grateful praise.

3 For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind’s delight,
for the mystic harmony
linking sense to sound and sight:

Lord of all, to thee we raise

this our hymn of grateful praise.

4 For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild:

Lord of all, to thee we raise

this our hymn of grateful praise.

5 For thyself, best gift divine
to the world so freely given;
for that great, great love of thine,
peace on earth and joy in heaven:

Lord of all, to thee we raise

this our hymn of grateful praise.

TEXT: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint, 1864, alt.

MUSIC: DIX, Conrad Kocher, 1838; abr. William Henry Monk, 1861; harm. The English Hymnal, 1906

Confession of Sin

God of all that is, seen and unseen, when you ask us if dry bones can live, we are skeptical, wary of looking foolish preaching to the long dead and unsure that your Spirit is really enough to bring sinew and breath to places of loss and desolation. Forgive our lack of trust and help us to proclaim your life-giving power with courage, no matter the circumstances. Silence in us any voice but yours until that time when Christ returns and death and crying and mourning are no more. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon (Psalm 130:7)

O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with God there is great power to redeem. Brothers and sisters, this day and everyday, believe the Good News of the Gospel:

In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Amen.

Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14

1The 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. 2He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.” 4Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6I 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.”

7So 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. 8I 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. 9Then 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.” 10I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.

11Then 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.’ 12Therefore 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. 13And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. 14I 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.

Message

Trust and ObeyBrad Thoreson
00:00 / 01:51

Prayers of the People

and the Lord's Prayer

 

Our 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.

Thoughts on Stewardship & Service

 

 

 

 

Benediction

MUSIC: D. B. Towner, 1887

Blest Be the Tie That BindsBrad Thoreson
00:00 / 02:23

1 Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love.
The fellowship of kindred minds
is like to that above.

2 Before our Father's throne
we pour our ardent prayers.
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
our comforts and our cares.

3 We share our mutual woes;
our mutual burdens bear.
And often for each other flows
the sympathizing tear.

4 When we are called to part,
it gives us inward pain;
but we shall still be joined in heart,
and hope to meet again.

5 From sorrow, toil, and pain,
and sin we shall be free;
and perfect love and friendship reign
through all eternity.

TEXT: John Fawcett, 1782

MUSIC: DENNIS, Johann Georg Nägeli, 1828; arr. Lowell Mason, 1845

"Where I'm Seeing God Today"

 

(click on the photos)

 

Please share your photos of where you're finding God in the little (and big) things today.

Email your submissions along with your name and a caption to bradfpclh@gmail.com

Ann Fyfe
Jackson (Kathy Welsh)
Rich Filippi
Kathy Welsh
Kevin Jupin
Kathy Welsh
Ann Fyfe
Kathy Welsh
Brad Thoreson
Kathy Welsh
Nancy Brzozowski
Debbie Gabbard

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