Hope in God

Fifth Sunday of Lent

As humans, we can find the circumstances of life overwhelming. Looking at the world around us can bring us uncertainty and fear. Examining the depths of our own heart we discover brokenness and failure. Is there hope for us at all? Yes!

This Sunday we will reflect on the promise of God that Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Him will never die. Let us find comfort in this.

The scriptures for this Sunday are found here:
Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45

Order of Service

Call to Worship

Today we gather together, yet apart, from many various places in our city; and perhaps, because of modern technology, we gather from homes around the world. It is likely that we are tuning in this morning with fear or worry, with disappointment or grief, or maybe with discouragement or depression. But take heart! We gather together today because we worship a God of hope and resurrection. Come and find comfort in the presence of God. All who feel dead or dry in heart and spirit, come and hear the life-giving words of our God who can fill us with His spirit and give us life. Come all who are weary and burdened and Jesus will give you rest. 

Songs

Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy

Mighty to Save

Reading of the Scriptures

Psalm 130

Song

By Grace Alone

Prayer of Confession

O God of compassion, if you kept a record of our sins, who could stand? We come before you with our brokenness and our wounds for all to see. We are corrupted both inside and out with forces of sickness and sin too great for us, and yet we often act as though all is well. We behave selfishly toward those who are needy when we have so much. We doubt your power and goodness, so we fear and sorrow sinfully. We despise and condemn when we should intercede on behalf of others. We do not truly believe that you have the power over life and death, so we put our trust in the frailty of men. Forgive us, Lord, for we cannot stand before full of iniquity. We confess that apart from you we have no hope. Help us to watch and wait for you; for you alone have steadfast love and power to redeem. We ask your forgiveness in the name of Jesus Your Son in whom You are pleased and whom you always hear. Amen. 

Lament

Assurance of Pardon

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.”

In Jesus, who is the Messiah, the Son of God — the one who has come into the world to bring hope and redemption, the one who is the resurrection and the life, the one in whom we believe and place our trust — in him, you are forgiven. 

Intercession

Song

You are My King (Amazing Love)

The Word from Pastor Scott

Please take the time to look over the Order of Service for this Sunday and use it to prepare your minds and hearts to gather in the name of Jesus. A downloadable version of the this Order of Service is available for you here to open and use this Sunday to follow along. We will begin our liturgy this Sunday at 10:00am followed by our morning message from Pastor Scott. Additional music will follow for worship and reflection after the sermon.

If you would like to make yourself familiar with the music for this Sunday, you can find the songs listed in the Order of Service at the top of our Spotify playlist found here. Each week our playlist will be updated so that you can familiarize yourselves with the music.

We look forward to our time together this Sunday morning via Facebook Live from our Facebook Redeemer Church Facebook page.

Download your pdf version of the Order of Service here to follow along.