Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 29, 2020

In today's gospel Jesus reveals his power over death by raising Lazarus from the dead. The prophet Ezekiel prophesies God breathing new life into dry bones. To those in exile or living in the shadows of death, these stories proclaim God's promise of resurrection. In baptism we die with Christ that we might also be raised with him to new life. At the Easter Vigil we will welcome the newly baptized as we remember God's unfailing promise in our baptism.

We Gather for Worship

Invitation to Silent Prayer
Entrance Hymn: "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross"
Kyrie "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me"
Canticle: "Abide with Me"
Prayer of the Day

L: The Lord be with you. C: And also with you.
L: Let us pray.

ELW #335

ELW pg. 138
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Almighty God, your Son came into the world to free us all from sin and death. Breathe upon us the power of your Spirit, that we may be raised to new life in Christ and serve you in righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

We Hear God's Word

First Reading
     The word of the Lord.     Thanks be to God.
Psalm 130
Second Reading
     The word of the Lord.     Thanks be to God.
Gospel Acclamation
      L: The Holy Gospel according to John the 11th chapter.
      C: Glory to you, O Lord.

      L: The Gospel of the Lord. C: Praise to you, O Christ.

Ezekiel 37: 1-14

Romans 8: 6-11

ELW pg. 142

(John 11: 1-45)

Rev. Laird Borst

We Respond to the Word

Hymn of the Day: "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less"
The Apostles' Creed
Prayers of Intercession (Please be seated)
     C: Petition is made.
     P: Lord in your mercy. C: Hear our prayer.
Sharing of the Peace
The Lord's Prayer (Traditional Version)

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ELW pg. 145

We Are Sent Forth to Serve

Sending Hymn: "God Be with You Till We Meet Again"
     P: Go in Peace. Remember the poor.
     C: Thanks be to God.

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