The video message for tomorrow (3/29/20) is now available on Green Creek Bethel’s Facebook page. We will be exploring the story of the raising of Lazarus from John 11.

3/29/20

  Welcome, Greeting & Announcements 

*Call to Celebration 

    We are gathered (around our computers, cell phones, and tablets) in the presence of God, who asks us to choose between life and death, blessing and curse.

     We are gathered like the people of Israel, who were challenged to choose the way of life.

    Like them, we often follow the ways of death.

    Yet, like them, we have the freedom each day to begin anew by the grace of God.

    By our presence we are saying that we want to choose life one more time.

    Let us praise the God of love and life who has called us into his presence.

*Hymn of Praise  “ In the Cross of Christ I Glory”      No. 295

1. In the cross of Christ I glory, towering o’er the wrecks of time;
all the light of sacred story gathers round its head sublime.

2. When the woes of life o’ertake me, hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
never shall the cross forsake me. Lo! it glows with peace and joy.

3. When the sun of bliss is beaming light and love upon my way,
from the cross the radiance streaming adds more luster to the day.

4. Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, by the cross are sanctified;
peace is there that knows no measure, joys that through all time abide.

5. In the cross of Christ I glory, towering o’er the wrecks of time;
all the light of sacred story gathers round its head sublime.

The United Methodist Publishing House, 1989

*Opening Prayer

 Call to Confession  

 Prayer of Confession

    Spirit and Breath of Life, before you we recognize that our spirits are not fully alive. We have succumbed to the sin of despair; we have been lifeless, not lively, in our faith. Like dry bones, we are brittle and break under pressure. Breathe your Spirit of power into us, that our faith may be active, in word and deed, and that your name may be glorified in Jesus, our Christ. Amen.

  Words of Grace

  Old Testament Reading                                           Ezekiel 37:1-10

  Epistle Lesson                                                         Romans 8:6-11

*Hymn    “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”         No. 297

1. Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand,
the shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land;
a home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way,
from the burning of the noontide heat, and the burden of the day.

2. Upon that cross of Jesus mine eye at times can see
the very dying form of One who suffered there for me;
and from my stricken heart with tears two wonders I confess:
the wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness.

3. I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of his face;
content to let the world go by, to know no gain nor loss,
my sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross.

The United Methodist Publishing House, 1989

  The Gospel                                        John 11 (selected verses)

  Sermon    Dry Bones and Cold Tombs: Life Out of Death”   Rev. John Wright

  Morning Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

*Benediction 

Scriptures for these times

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Jeremiah 29:11 — For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Proverbs 3:5-6 — Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Ephesians 4:31-32 — Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has...

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Video Message for Sunday 3/29/20

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You can find Pastor Jack Wright’s message on Facebook(r) at

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“The Lord is My Shepherd”

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The psalm for this Sunday is perhaps the most familiar of all psalms — Psalm 23. These words have brought comfort to people of all faiths down through the centuries. Isn’t it amazing that these are the words God has sent to us during this particular week! We are living through an unprecedented crisis right now, and we all need to hear words of comfort. I have always believed that some of the most comforting words of this psalm are in verse 4:”Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with...

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