Let Us Worship Together
March 29, 2020
Welcome
Trust that you are on Holy ground because the Lord, your God is present. We invite you to gather with loved ones and offer your heart and mind toward praising and seeking God. Through our worship today, may each of us grow in 'becoming and helping others become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ'.
The Israelites felt helpless and hopeless in their period of exile, “cut off completely.” We’re beginning to understand a little of what that feels like. Hear God’s word of hope to them, and to us.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Psalm 160:6
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Psalm 160:6
Questions For Reflection
  • In what ways does your life or your spirit feel like "dry bones"? How can you open yourself to a fresh breath of God's spirit?

  • In this time of social distancing, as the sediment of all of the busyness and over scheduling that typically clamors for our attention begins to settle, what new life might be just below the surface that you haven’t yet been able to see?

  • How can you offer help and hope to someone who is struggling today, someone who is feeling "cut off completely"?

Respond In Prayer
God of compassion, you know our faults and yet you promised to forgive. Keep us in your presence and give us your wisdom. Open our hearts to gladness, call dry bones to dance, and restore to us the joy of your salvation. Amen.
Respond Through Giving
We encourage you to offer your  financial gifts online or by mail. Even in these trying times, it's important that we continue to serve our community through the partnerships we maintain. Your giving allows us to keep being the church, even in the absence of our physical presence. (411 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401)
Life of the Community
Why is Purple the Color of Lent?
Purple is typically associated with Lent, suggesting repentance and solemnity. Purple, as all colors, is full of symbolism. Its deep dark richness invites us to slow down and consider the sacrifices Jesus did for us. The Bible tells us that the garment the guard put on Jesus during his trial and beatings was purple. Thus, purple symbolizes pain, suffering, and mourning and penitence.