Bulletin: March 27, 2011

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 Third Sunday in Lent
Liturgical Colour - Purple

God invites Us to worship...
The Pic Ups
Life and Work of the Church Family
Call to Worship:
The snow lingers, the winter stretches on.
But the Holy Spirit swirls, and lifts our souls.
The mystery of God so often seems like hidden activity out of our sight but not out of our thoughts and concerns.
The freeing power of the Spirit works to clear the mist of doubt, the fear of what we do not know.
There are forces of evil, often surprisingly found when we look carefully in the mirror,
The world attempted to snuff out the Spirit that brings light and life to all, and we realize our culpability as another lenten candle is extinguished on our journey to Easter.
Extinguishing of Third Lenten Candle.
Prayer of Approach.

God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, of Moses, Miriam, Deborah and David, of Peter and Paul, of the Marys, of Martin Luther King and of Mother Theresa, we come to worship this day, seeking the lifting of our burdens, yet discovering your challenges to increase our discipleship. Help us with this difficult work of worship as we again turn our focus to You, and what you are calling us to do and be. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Hymn: VU # 222 ”Come, Let us Sing”
Children’s Time: “ Rocky, a Bible Hero”
Hymn: MV # 92 “Like a Rock”

The Scriptures speak to us...
Exodus 17:1–7
Psalm 95 VU Page 814
Romans 5:1–11
John 4:5–42
Hymn: MV # 117 “By the Well, a Thirsty Woman”
Sermon: “Living Water, Moving Spirit”
God Invites Us to Respond...
Hymn: VU # 626 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”
Offering, Invitation,
MV # 187 “We Give Our Thanks”,
Offertory Prayer
Choir Anthem: “There is a Redeemer”

*words & music by Melody Green
God goes with Us in our daily lives...
Prayers of the People, Silent Prayer & Lord’s (959)
Hymn: VU # 380 “She Comes Sailing on the Wind”
Commissioning and Benediction:
Choral Blessing: “Walk with the Lord”

Mission Statement: In response to God’s call, we the congregation of Grace United Church understand our mission is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to all ages. Using the Bible as our guide, we are challenged to worship and praise and celebrate God’s love and accept God’s grace, learn God’s will, live in faith, and reach out in humble service in the community and the world.
Volunteer Staff Paid Staff
Music Director: Gladys Jack Interim Minister: Rev. Tom Sawyer
Pianist: Lois Sonnega Office Manager: Mary Laursen
Organists: Linda Anderson Envelope Sec.: Diane Davies
Irene Knowlson (Medical Leave) Rev. Lyn Lamers
Caretaker: Joyce Dickson
Ministers Emeriti:
Harold Martin
Wilma Sharpe
Serving the Community The congregation