March 29, 2020 Bulletin and Link for Virtual Worship

Here is a video of the service:

Here is a link to the sermon text:

https://pastorkaren.org/2020/03/29/i-am-the-resurrection-and-the-life/

Here is a link to the audio of the complete service, including music and children’s and adult messages:

Fifth Sunday in Lent

The Presbyterian Church

142 N. 4th Street, Coshocton, OH 43812

Pastor Karen Crawford

Caroline Heading, Pianist

raising-lazarus

Prelude                                “In the Garden”

Greeting/Announcements

Opening Sentences

Thus says the Lord: “I will put my breath within you, and you shall live.”

In gratitude, we praise the Giver of Life.

Jesus says: “I am the resurrection and the life.

In gratitude, we praise the Source of our Being.

We gather to worship the One who frees us from the grave and stirs dry bones to life.

Spirit, come and enliven our worship!

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Holy One, we have set our minds on wrong things—on selfish gain, not generous service; on pursuits that distract, not inspire; on tasks that diminish, rather than give, life.  We long to set our minds on eternal things—on your way of mercy and compassion; on paths that lead to justice and peace; on living as people of hope. Spirit of God, dwell in us. Give us grace when we fall short, transform our hearts and renew our minds, and set us free to follow you faithfully.

Assurance of Pardon

Hymn

Time with Children and Youth: The Memory Box: A Book About Grief by Joanna Rowland

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture                              John 11:1-45

This is the gospel of the Lord.

               Praise to you, O Christ!

Message       “I Am the Resurrection and the Life”               Pastor Karen

Hymn                           “It Is Well With My Soul”

Blessing

Postlude                              “The Solid Rock”

Published by karenpts

I am the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, New York on Long Island. Come and visit! We want to share God’s love and grace with you and encourage you on your journey of faith. I have served Presbyterian congregations in Minnesota, Florida and Ohio since my ordination in 2011. I am a 2010 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and am working on a doctor of ministry degree with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. I am married to Jim and we have 5 grown children and two grandchildren in our blended family. We are parents to fur babies, Liam, an orange tabby cat, and Rory, a standard poodle.

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