Church Bulletin

WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE

March 30, 2018 – 10:45 a.m.

Focus Statement: The death of Christ brings us to the moment of human despair at the utterly corrupt ways of our world. The death of Christ also asserts God’s presence in our world, even with Christ’s final aloneness. The promise of God’s final triumph begins to be revealed in the noon hour of Good Friday, for even here God does not abandon the world.

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GATHERING  AS  GOD'S  PEOPLE

Prelude

Welcome and Lamp Lighting

We light a light in the name of the God who creates life, the Son who loves life, and the Spirit who is the fire of life. Thanks be to God who unites us in our faith, hope, and life.

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer

Congregational Song

HWB 259 When I survey the wondrous cross

Service of Communion – Lee Hiebert & Mel Letkeman

Congregational Singing

                  HWB 472 I am the bread of life

                  HWB 461 In the quiet consecration

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 52:13-53:7 – Brenda Penner

Prayer and Offering

PROCLAIMING  GOD'S  WORD

Children's Story: Bev Unger

Congregational Song

                  HWB 240 Go to dark Gethsemane

Scripture Reading: John 19:1-30

Sermon: “Doing Nothing and Doing it Loudly” – Lee Hiebert

RESPONDING  TO  GOD'S  WORD

Congregational Song of Response

                  HWB 250 Beneath the cross of Jesus

Congregational Prayer

SENDING  GOD’S  PEOPLE

Benediction

Song of Sending

                  HWB 530 What wondrous love is this

Postlude

 

Worship Leader ~ Mel Letkeman

Song Leaders ~ Henriette & Rudy Schellenberg, June Snider, Gerry Sapinsky

Organist / Pianist ~ Margarete Dyck

Communion Servers ~ Katie Giesbrecht, Kyle Penner, Eric Rempel, Marg Rempel, Marie Sawatsky, Brenda Wohlgemuth

 

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Thank you to Grace Mennonite Church for their participation in this Good Friday Service and especially to Mel Letkeman for worship leading.

 

A Special thank you to Dorothy Schinkel for baking the communion bread for this morning’s service.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Easter Sunday, April 1st.

       Potluck Breakfast from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

       Please bring finger foods: muffins, paska, fruit, cheese etc.

       No Sunday School classes. 

       10:45 a.m.  Worship service. 

 

 

 


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