This week we ask one of my favorite questions…and also a question that many parents don't like.
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We are worshipping online and in person. There are multiple ways that you can join in worship.
Youtube: Worship Service, Playlist (with music)
Facebook: Service starts at 9am
In person: 10:10am in the Sanctuary
And you can continue on in this post. Included in the service here is music and written announcements and other information.
No matter how you worship with us, know that you are in our prayers and we're glad to worship with you today.
When you're ready, click on the first video to join in singing.
What follows is the order of service that you'll find in the video. You can read through it here, or scroll down to the video for the main part of the service.
Tuesday 3/23: 4pm Centering Prayer on live on our Facebook Page
5pm Greenspace Committee Mtg
Check out all the information for Holy Week by going to this link http://www.marcelineumc.com/blog/holy-week-2021
Call to Worship
Leader: The Lord is making a new covenant with the people of God.
People: Here in this place, Christ writes the law of love on our hearts.
Leader: We are children of the living God.
People: Together, let us worship the Lord of Love!
written by Amy Loving, and posted on The Worship Closet: The Place for Creative Worship Ideas, http://worshipcloset.com/baptism-of-the-lord-sunday-year-b-words-for-worship/. Reposted: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2015/03/call-to-worship-jeremiah-31-31-34.html
O God of our Hearts
You yearn to be so close to us
that we can know you in every breath,
in every hope, in every relationship.
Meet us here today and
teach us to recognize
the covenant of justice, peace and love
you have written on our hearts.
So may our desires become your desires,
our work become your work,
and our community
the place where you are sought and found.
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
~ taken from “O God of Our Hearts: Prayers for the Fifth Sunday in Lent” written by Rev. Kathryn Matthews Huey and the Rev. Susan A. Blain. Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website. Reposted: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/prayer-of-invocation-jeremiah-31.html
Today our Children's message comes from Eleanor and is all about Jesus eating with his friends
Offering our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness
I invite you, either in the comments to the Facebook video or in the YouTube video to share your joys and concerns. As we go forward I'll make sure they get shared with the rest of the church (and I'm looking forward to doing that, so share away!)
If you want to make sure we get a prayer request, but don't want to put it in the comments, please follow this link:
Share a joy, concern, and/or prayer request
During this time I invite you to give as well. Thank you for your continued offerings to the church, and to the many other places around us that you’ve been giving of your time and your money.
Remember that you can mail in your offerings to:
321 N Kansas Ave
Marceline, MO 64658
You can also give online.
Your gifts and commitment to your faith help us reach out and tell Jesus’ story in so many different ways.
Take some time for some personal prayer, and take some time to give. This could be the time when you go online, or you write a check to the church, or when you make that commitment to give in a different way.
After the personal prayer, I'll say a prayer (if you're watching the video), and then join in saying the Lord's Prayer below.
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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen
Our scripture reading for worship comes from Jeremiah 31:31-34
31The time is coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. 32It won’t be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant with me even though I was their husband, declares the LORD. 33No, this is the covenant that I will make with the people of Israel after that time, declares the LORD. I will put my Instructions within them and engrave them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34They will no longer need to teach each other to say, “Know the LORD!” because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD; for I will forgive their wrongdoing and never again remember their sins.
Leader: This is the word of God, for the people of God
People: Thanks be to God!
Today's Message: Written on the Heart
Questions, responses and why God wants us to have his promise written on our hearts
1. What parts of your life look like the Pharisees?
2. What do you think would change to live more fully?
When you're ready, join in our final song
God will write a new covenant on our hearts
God will be our God and we will be God’s people
No longer shall we teach one another,
or say to each other, “Know the Lord.”
For we shall all know God.
In the name of God the Source of Life,
the Word of Truth, and the Spirit of Love.
Written by the Rev. Dr. Letty Russell and posted on the Presbyterian Promise website. Reposted: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/10/benediction-jeremiah-31-31-34.html
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.