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Order of Service March 26, 2023

Opening Hymn: Let Everything That has Breath

 Hymn: Graves Into Gardens

 Welcome, Theme, Opening Prayer

 Hymn: House Of Miracles


 Scripture Reading #1

Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD. Lord, hear my voice! Let your

ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications! If you, O LORD,

should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness

with you, so that you may be revered. I wait for the LORD, my soul

waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than

those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the

morning. O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is

steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem. It is he who will

redeem Israel from all its iniquities

 Response: Vs 1 Word Of God Speak

 Scripture Reading #2

John 11:1-45

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and

her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with

perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill.

So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, "Lord, he whom you love is ill."

But when Jesus heard it, he said, "This illness does not lead to death;

rather it is for God's glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified

through it." Accordingly, though Jesus loved Martha and her sister and

Lazarus, after having heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days

longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the

disciples, "Let us go to Judea again." The disciples said to him, "Rabbi,

the Jews were just now trying to stone you, and are you going there

again?"Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Those

who walk during the day do not stumble, because they see the light of

this world. But those who walk at night stumble, because the light is

not in them." After saying this, he told them, "Our friend Lazarus has

fallen asleep, but I am going there to awaken him." The disciples said to

him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will be all right." Jesus, however,

had been speaking about his death, but they thought that he was

referring merely to sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus is

dead. For your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe.

But let us go to him." Thomas, who was called the Twin, said to his

fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him." When Jesus

arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days.

Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, some two miles away, and many of

the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their

brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met

him, while Mary stayed at home. Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had

been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that

God will give you whatever you ask of him."Jesus said to her, "Your

brother will rise again." Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise

again in the resurrection on the last day." Jesus said to her, "I am the

resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they

die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.

Do you believe this?" She said to him, "Yes, Lord, I believe that you are

the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world." 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.

 Response: Vs 2 Word Of God Speak

 Today’s Message: Worship Leader Teresa Allen-Rowe

 Special Music: Great Are You Lord

 Sharing our Prayers

 The Lord’s Prayer

 Response: El Shaddai

 Hymn: Same God

 Sending Forth Hymn: I Have A Dream VS 4&5

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