Week of 3/26/2023
5th Sunday of Lent
Order of Service
Hymn of Praise: UMH #349 – “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus” (Verses 1 & 2)
Call to Worship:
Leader: Welcome pilgrims on the way to the cross.
PEOPLE: We are learning to follow Jesus.
Leader: On this Lenten journey, where do we find God’s presence among us?
People: One thing we know: God calls us to witness extraordinary love in ordinary moments.
Leader: On this Lenten journey, how does God’s presence work among us?
People: One thing we know: God uses the messy and mundane to heal and restore us to one another.
Leader: On this Lenten journey, what does God’s presence do in our midst?
People: One thing we know: God opens us to recognize presence, sustenance, and abundance where the world perceives isolation and lack.
Leader: Pilgrims on the way, come let us worship God!.
People: We come to worship God as we learn to live inside out! Amen.
Contemporary Hymn: FWS #2173 – “Shine, Jesus, Shine”
A United Women in Faith Minute – Presented by: Cheryl Wilson
Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings
Prayer of Thanksgiving
New Testament Reading: John 9:1-41
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God.
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God.
Gloria Patri: UMH #70
The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Janet: “Who is really blind?”
Closing Hymn: UMH #454 – “Open My Eyes, That I May See” (Verse 1 & 2)
Announcements & Community Events
Bible Study & Sunday School: Join us Tuesday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Community Dinner: We will have our regular Wednesday Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Join us and a list of food items needed is in the foyer. Thanks for your continued support.
Leon UMC Good Friday Service: If you will be attending the service at Leon, they will be serving a light luncheon, so would like a count. Please sign the sheet in the foyer.
Easter Lilies: The sign-up sheet for ordering Easter Lilies is in the foyer.
Be United Service: A gathering celebration of Wichita East & West District UMC churches. It will be held on April 30th at 3:00 p.m. at First UMC, Wichita. Offering is for Camp Horizon & Open Door.
03/28 – Card Players at 1:30 p.m.
04/01 – UWF Barn Quilt Tour begins at 9:00
04/06-04/08 – Friends of the Library Plant Sale
04/07 – Good Friday Service at Leon at 6:00 p.m.
04/09 – Sunrise Service ~ 6:45 a.m. East of Town followed by breakfast at the Christian Church
04/09 – Easter Service at 11:00 AM
04/30 – Be United Service @ First UMC Wichita 3:00 p.m.
05/13 – City Wide Clean-Up, call City Hall if you can help.