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Recorded Worship Service

March 19, 2023

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"at the pool"

Order of Worship

Fourth Sunday in Lent

BOLD indicates congregational SPEAKING participation



"Rise to Greet the Sun"

UMH #678

Welcome and Sharing of Announcements

A Time to Make Connections

Call to Worship

Liturgist: Dawn is breaking. Christ's light is shining.

People: The light of the world shines in our lives.

Liturgist: Put aside the cares of the night.

People: In the Lord, we live in the light.

Liturgist: Even in the darkest valley, God illuminates our path.

People: Even in times of despair, home shines forth.

Liturgist: Sleeper, awake! Christ’s light is shining.. 

People: The light of the world shines in our lives.

Opening Prayer

Light of all lights, be our vision this day. Open our eyes to behold your glory. Open our hearts to the warmth of your love. Open our minds to the flame of your truth. Open our souls to the glory of living as children of light, that others may see in our living the sacred mystery of your kingdom. Amen.

Opening Hymn

  "Be Thou My Vision"

UMH #451

Message in Music

"If You Love Me"

Adult Choir

By Joel Raney, based on John 14:15, 27

Blessing of Acolytes

Children's Time

Courtney Till

Pastoral Prayer and Lord's Prayer


Prayer Response

"In the Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful"

TFWS #2195


Scripture Readings: John 9:1-12, 35-41

As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 4 We[a] must work the works of him who sent me[b] while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6 When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, 7 saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. 8 The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” 9 Some were saying, “It is he.” Others were saying, “No, but it is someone like him.” He kept saying, “I am he.” 10 But they kept asking him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight.” 12 They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.”

35 Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”[e] 36 He answered, “And who is he, sir?[f] Tell me, so that I may believe in him.” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.” 38 He said, “Lord,[g] I believe.” And he worshiped him. 39 Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see may see and those who do see may become blind.” 40 Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not blind, are we?” 41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.

Liturgist: The word of God for the people of God.

People: Thanks be to God.  


Go, Wash in the Pool

 Pastor Seok-Hwan

We Respond



 “Open My Eyes, That I May See”    

UMH #454



 UMH #95


*Offertory Prayer

Loving shepherd, gentle savior, we give you thanks this day: for rest in green pastures, for refreshment beside still waters, for health and wholeness for our souls. As we rejoice in your goodness and mercy, we offer you our gifts this day. Through our offering, may others be blessed, as we have been blessed from your hand. Amen.

Closing Hymn

 "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us"


Benediction Response

 "A Choral Benediction"

Adult Choir

By Don Besig and Nancy Price

The Blessing and Sending Forth 


"Fugue in G minor "

   Johann Sebastian Bach   

(Beu, B.J.; Scifres, Mary. The Abingdon Worship Annual 2023) 

In-Person Services

Liturgist: Nancy Burns

Greeter/Usher: Roy Higgins

Projection: Sharon Lipp

Organist: Matt Cron

Sound: Valarie Wilder

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