Hybrid Worship

26 March 2023

Sunday Morning Greetings!

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here. 

During 9:00 am Adult Spiritual Formation, we're in the midst of a series for Lent called What Matters. Today's topic is "We work for a more just and loving world." What does that mean to us? What is the work that is ours to do? Everyone is welcome to this energizing conversation!

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Centering Affirmation:

I am right where I need to be, with people who care, ready to serve life.

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

One: Breath of Life, you animate us.

Many: We come before you are seeking rest and renewal. 

One: Holy One, when you speak, great things happen.

Many: Empower us to make great things happen.

One: Matchless One, you bring good things to life.

Many: We desire to bring good things to life too. 

Singing Our Faith ~ "We Are The People"


We are the old people, we are the new people,  

We are the same people, deeper than before.  

We are the old people, we are the new people,  

We are the same people always seeking more.

Movin’ and growin’, askin’ and knowin,’  

We keep on the search cause the job’s never done.  

Just when you thought you had learned all you ought to,  

You’re findin’ out you really only just begun.  


Spirit is weary if we’re in a hurry  

To prove we’ve arrived at the world of the wise.  

Who can be knowin’ what God will be showin’  

When next we have a chance to really open our eyes.  


Learnin’ and livin’, lovin’ and givin’,  

It ain’t over yet ‘til you walk through the door,  

Maybe we’ll find out we’ve only had time now  

At rearrangin’ furniture on just the first floor.  



Pastoral Prayer and Silence

Responsive Lord’s Prayer

Our Creator, In Heaven

Hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come,

Your will be done,

On Earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those,

Who trespass against us.

Save us from the time of trial,

And deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours.

Now and forever.  




At this time, we share moments from our lives: birthdays, 

anniversaries, works of peace and justice. We celebrate even sorrows and grief as part of a comprehensive view of life. 

Celebration Song

Shadow Rock Anniversary Medley

I Am the One, When I'm On My Journey, and

Those Who Wait on the Lord

Invitation to Give

One: Divine Sustainer, receive this offering that we gladly give. May it be used to revive and restore those in need. Many: Divine Encourager, may our giving open our spirits to gratitude. Amen. 

Offering and Offertory

Our Lenten Offering is the Refugee Resettlement Fund. Please use the special envelopes in your bulletin or

give online here.

Give Online


Word About Life - John 11: 28-45 

When she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary and told her privately, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” And when she heard it, she got up quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet come to the village but was still at the place where Martha had met him. The Jews who were with her in the house consoling her saw Mary get up quickly and go out. They followed her because they thought that she was going to the tomb to weep there. When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus began to weep. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”

Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”

Many of the Jews, therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what Jesus did believed in him. 

Word About Life for Today  

Shared by Rev. Ken Heintzelman


Words for Mission

One: Beloveds! Let us go forth centered in the Spirit. 

All: And as we move through this week, may the Spirit be centered in our hearts and in our actions.

One: These are the times!

All: We are the people.

One: All of Creation is blessed.

All: May we love all and serve all.

One: May God be with you.

All: And also with you.

One: Amen.

All: Amen.

Sending Forth Song ~ "Hymn of Promise"

In the bulb there is a flower, in the seed, an apple tree;

In cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!

In the cold and snow of winter,

there’s a spring that waits to be,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;

There’s a dawn in every darkness,

bringing hope to you and me.

From the past will come the future, what it holds, a mystery,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning, in our time, infinity;

In our doubt there is believing, in our life, eternity.

In our loss is hope emerging, bringing possibility,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

After worship, stick around for Sermon Reboot! This informal time together is an opportunity to "talk back" to the scripture and sermon and go deeper into the morning's worship theme. All are welcome!