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UDLC Sunday Worship, March 22nd


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UDLC Sunday Worship, March 22nd

  1. 1. UDLC ONLINE WORSHIP Sunday, March 22, 2020, Fourth Sunday in Lent
  2. 2. WELCOME TO WORSHIP! ➤ Grab a coffee or beverage ➤ Take some deep breaths ➤ Make sure you are connected to us via ➤ Email ( ➤ Facebook ( upperdublinlutheran) ➤ Look for an email invitation to Breeze this week
  3. 3. WELCOME TO WORSHIP! ➤ How This Works (We Hope! It’s our Second Time!) ➤ Please Sing Along, Read Along, and Pray Along ➤ Recording and Resources will be Available Afterward ➤ Sharing and Prayers in the Zoom chat, YouTube chat, and Facebook page (sooner is better)
  4. 4. This Little Light of Mine by The Pinkerton Raid
  5. 5. CALL TO WORSHIP Joy, wonder, delight – Doubt, peace, restlessness – Sorrow, contentedness, anxiety – Confidence, hope, pardon: We lay our hearts, full of these things, before our God. Unburdened and awaiting Let us worship God.
  6. 6. CALL TO WORSHIP We gather this day, and much is visible: Our smiles may show our joy; our eyes may speak of pain. We come to this time, seeking signs of the living God: We may sense something holy here; we may reach out to mystery. Will we see God today? Will our living make God’s love visible? Let us worship God, Holy Mystery, Eternal Love.
  7. 7. Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher
  8. 8. GREETING AND PRAYER OF THE DAY ➤ The grace of our Savior Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the presence of the Holy Spirit be with you all. ➤ And also with you. ➤ Let us pray. Bend your ear to our prayers, Lord Christ, and come among us. By your gracious life and death for us, bring light into the darkness of our hearts, and anoint us with your Spirit, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
  9. 9. FIRST READING: EPHESIANS 5:8-14 ➤ For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light— 9 for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. 10 Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly; 13 but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14 for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, ➤ “Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
  10. 10. PSALM 23 (LET’S READ THIS TOGETHER) The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy[e] shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell[f] in the house of the Lord forever.
  11. 11. GOSPEL READING: LUKE 5:18-26 18 Just then some men came, carrying a paralyzed man on a bed. They were trying to bring him in and lay him before Jesus;[a] 19 but finding no way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the middle of the crowd[b] in front of Jesus. 20 When he saw their faith, he said, “Friend,[c] your sins are forgiven you.” 21 Then the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, “Who is this who is speaking blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
  12. 12. GOSPEL READING: LUKE 5:18-26 When Jesus perceived their questionings, he answered them, “Why do you raise such questions in your hearts? 23 Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk’? 24 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the one who was paralyzed—“I say to you, stand up and take your bed and go to your home.” 25 Immediately he stood up before them, took what he had been lying on, and went to his home, glorifying God. 26 Amazement seized all of them, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen strange things today.”
  13. 13. Saddleback Kids: Jesus Heals the Paralytic
  14. 14. Reflections on the Readings
  15. 15. We Believe by The Newsboys
  16. 16. SHARING TIME We will be lifting up prayer requests, concerns, joys, and God moments from the YouTube chat, Zoom chat, and our Facebook page.
  18. 18. PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION ➤ O God of light, shine hope over your creation, wipe the mud from our eyes and show us your love in our midst. Hear our cry, O God, ➤ Listen to our prayer. ➤ Grant us the knowledge, resources, and communal spirit to stop the spread of the corona virus and heal those who are sick. Hear our cry, O God, ➤ Listen to our prayer.
  19. 19. PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION ➤ Comfort us during this time of turmoil, and bless those afflicted by all illnesses worldwide. Show us where there is hurt and suffering in our world during all times that we might learn how to be in solidarity with the ill now and during the ordinary time we trust will come again. Hear our cry, O God, ➤ Listen to our prayer. ➤ Show us our neighbors. Place people on our hearts and in our digital paths that we might show your love. Hear our cry, O God, ➤ Listen to our prayer.
  20. 20. PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION ➤ Give wisdom, patience, and protection to our health care workers and those risking their health to heal others. Hear our cry, O God, ➤ Listen to our prayer. ➤ For a cure, for a vaccine, for enough ventilators and ICU beds we pray. God heal our broken healthcare systems and provide the care we need. Hear our cry, O God, ➤ Listen to our prayer.
  21. 21. PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION ➤ Protect against lost wages and those economically vulnerable, Lord. Help those with power and resources shine your light and provide all with enough to make it through. Hear our cry, O God, ➤ Listen to our prayer. ➤ For those in governments and public health offices world wide we pray for wisdom, humility, and compassion in decision- making. Hear our cry, O God, ➤ Listen to our prayer.
  22. 22. PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION ➤ Heal our world, heal our bodies, heal our hearts, heal our minds. Hear our cry, O God, ➤ Listen to our prayer. ➤ For those who have died, and for those who will die, Lord, we pray for peace and your loving embrace. Wrap those who are grieving in our arms. Hear our cry, O God, ➤ Listen to our prayer. ➤ Remember all your family, the entire human race, and all your creation, in your love. ➤ Amen.
  23. 23. THE LORD’S PRAYER (READ TOGETHER) 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 and ever. Amen.
  24. 24. PEACE BE WITH YOU Please share God’s Peace with someone outside your home this week!
  25. 25. OFFERING ➤ We will be receiving today’s offering via text message, Breeze, and by regular mail. ➤ Online: ➤ Text: text “give” to (616) 266-7110 ➤ Mail: 411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler, PA 19002
  26. 26. Chainbreaker by Zach Williams
  27. 27. AND THE PEOPLE STAYED HOME And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal. When the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully as they had been healed. -Kitty O’Meara
  28. 28. THANKS FOR JOINING US! ➤ Opportunities to Digitally Gather are Coming! ➤ Feel free to reach out at ➤ Feedback is welcome! ➤ Make sure you are connected to us via ➤ Email ( ➤ Facebook ( upperdublinlutheran)
  29. 29. Great are You Lord by Casting Crowns