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Mary stayed at home -- John 11:1-45 -- Leah Thompson -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

God's time -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Another miracle -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Today's gospel lesson tells the story of another of Jesus' miracles.
Resurrection -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Teachers or Parents: Death is a subject we usually avoid
The seed -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Teachers or Parents: Plant seeds. Chances are you will want to
Jesus brings a friend back to life -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME


Materials:

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 11:1-45 -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 11:1-45 -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Spirit Of Life -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- David Coffin -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
Usually we emphasize the spirit around the season of Pentecost.
787 -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Ron Love -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
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Matters of life and death -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45, Psalm 130 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
As I look out on my congregation on any given Sunday, I recognize that a significant percentage of t
These bones -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45, Psalm 130 -- David Kalas -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
The old spiritual sings of "dem bones," but that reference is just a step removed, isn't it?
Of clones and bones and the Spirit of life -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2002
From The Washington Post, November 25, 2001: "Scientists in Massachusetts said today they had succee
Can these bones live? -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 1999
There are many people in our society who know little or nothing about the joys we experience on Sund
Back to life -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1996
Dry bones. Fleshly living. Stinking body in the grave. This is not a day for natural exuberance.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 11:1-45 -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 11:1-45 -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Jonquil's Daffodils -- John 11:1-45 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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The Big Little Word -- John 11:1-45 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
Have you ever played a word game called Scrabble? The bigger the word the more points that you get.
God Recycles! -- John 11:1-45 -- Anna Shirey -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
Mary stayed at home -- John 11:1-45 -- Leah Thompson -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. (v.
God's time -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
... after having heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the
Another miracle -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
It's nice to see you this morning! Today we have a story about one of Jesus' miracles.
Resurrection -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Good morning! I don't suppose many of you read the newspaper
The seed -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
When you look at a seed, it looks dead. It's all dried up and
Jesus brings a friend back to life -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a clot

The Immediate Word

Can These Bones Live? -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
For nearly a decade and a half, Iraq has been wracked by violence and conflict.
Out Of The Depths Of Grief -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary texts all revolve around death -- and the rebirth and regeneration that ca

Resurrection Or Reanimation? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
This week's lectionary texts provide a pair of stories that foreshadow the central message of Easter
Do We Have Enemies? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
As we face a world of conflict and war, with battle lines drawn and weapons aimed at the enemy, wit
Awakenings -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Crime and punishment are in the news.

SermonStudio

Lazarus In A Box -- John 11:1-45 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter
Exegetical Aim: Teach the power of God to raise the dead.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

After Grandma Died -- John 11:1-45 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Death is difficult for anyone to understand and accept, and particularly difficult for children

Christian Life

SermonStudio

The Living Word -- John 11:1-45 -- Kris Linner -- 2007
Listen to the words of a woman who felt God had forgotten her in her hour of deepest need.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Lent 5 -- John 11:1-45 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
Accordingly, though Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus, after having heard that Lazaru

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations For Lent 5 (2017) -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 5 (2014) -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Scott A. Bryte, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
Ezekiel 37:1-14
"Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones..."
There are certain voices... -- John 11:1-45 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
There are certain voices you just can't ignore: your mother calling you to dinner, your first love w
There is a play... -- John 11:1-45 -- Bob Ove -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
There is a play called Lazarus Laughed.
NULL -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
Ezekiel 37:1-14
NULL -- John 11:1-45 -- Craig Kelly -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
It is often in the darkest of circumstances when God shows up the most.
Bea was always serious about... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
Bea was always serious about her faith, but only after her sixtieth birthday did she feel
I can only guess how... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
I can only guess how many graves I've seen while officiating at scores of funerals in
Thomas said, Let us go... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
Thomas said, "Let us go that we may die with him."

Illustrations for March 9... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
Illustrations for March 9



Ezekiel 37:1-14

We stepped off the bus... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2002
We stepped off the bus quickly on that bright, sunny morning in the Holy Land.
Firefighters have a tradition that... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2002
Firefighters have a tradition that when one of them dies, especially in the line of duty, not only t
During the 1992-1995 war in... -- John 11:1-45 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 1999
During the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the city of Sarajevo came under siege by the Bos
A young pastor wept. He... -- John 11:1-45 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 1999
A young pastor wept.
Dr. Jerome Groopman, of the... -- John 11:1-45 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 1999
Dr.
We call it our faith... -- John 11:1-45 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 1999
We call it our "faith journey" and rightly so. Pastors deal with the term all the time.
There is a good word... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1996
There is a good word to be said in support of channel-surfing.
Things can really seem dull... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1996
Things can really seem dull and dead after a rainy weekend, so you can understand how it must have b
Her grandmother was visiting. The... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1996
Her grandmother was visiting.
Peter Holmes' neighbor had a... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Peter Holmes' neighbor had a vicious dog.

The Immediate Word

Can These Bones Live? -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
For nearly a decade and a half, Iraq has been wracked by violence and conflict.
Out Of The Depths Of Grief -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary texts all revolve around death -- and the rebirth and regeneration that ca

Resurrection Or Reanimation? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
This week's lectionary texts provide a pair of stories that foreshadow the central message of Easter
Do We Have Enemies? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
As we face a world of conflict and war, with battle lines drawn and weapons aimed at the enemy, wit
Awakenings -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Crime and punishment are in the news.

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God Of The Living... -- John 11:1-45 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Can These Bones Live? -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
For nearly a decade and a half, Iraq has been wracked by violence and conflict.
Out Of The Depths Of Grief -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary texts all revolve around death -- and the rebirth and regeneration that ca

Resurrection Or Reanimation? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
This week's lectionary texts provide a pair of stories that foreshadow the central message of Easter
Do We Have Enemies? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
As we face a world of conflict and war, with battle lines drawn and weapons aimed at the enemy, wit
Awakenings -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Crime and punishment are in the news.

SermonStudio

Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS
Raising Lazarus -- John 11:1-45 -- Jeff Wedge -- 2004
Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
We head toward the passion and cross of Christ.
Raising Lazarus -- John 11:1-45 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
1. Text
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Miracle 3 Raising Lazarus -- John 11:1-45 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.1
Christ confronts Lazarus and raises him from death to life -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Life Out Of Death -- John 11:1-45 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1992
Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
Life Out Of Death The Miracle Of Raising Lazarus -- John 11:1-45 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1992
Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Ezekiel 37:1-14 (C); Ezekiel 37:1-3, (4-10), 11-14 (E, L); Ezekiel 37:12-14 (RC)

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Can These Bones Live? -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
For nearly a decade and a half, Iraq has been wracked by violence and conflict.
Out Of The Depths Of Grief -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary texts all revolve around death -- and the rebirth and regeneration that ca

Resurrection Or Reanimation? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
This week's lectionary texts provide a pair of stories that foreshadow the central message of Easter
Do We Have Enemies? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
As we face a world of conflict and war, with battle lines drawn and weapons aimed at the enemy, wit
Awakenings -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Crime and punishment are in the news.

SermonStudio

Where Is Jesus? -- John 11:1-45 -- David O. Bales -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2010
For the last few years our family has visited The Dalles, Oregon, for Memorial Day to be with my wif
Set Free For Life -- John 11:1-45 -- Lee Griess -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
When the famous agnostic, Robert Ingersoll, died, the printed funeral program left this solemn instr
Healing Tears -- John 11:1-45 -- John E. Sumwalt -- 2007
When we came up out of the tomb of Lazarus, the other half of our touring group, who were waiting th
Jesus Breaks Our Chains -- John 11:1-45 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
He was chained, held bound in a life of torment and blasphemy.
Upon Those In The Tombs Bestowing Life -- John 11:1-45 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
In the Orthodox Church, Easter worship includes the singing of a hymn that goes:
The Resurrection Is Freedom -- John 11:1-45 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1992
We have all lived through the death of a loved one.
Tears Of Sadness, Tears of Gladness -- John 11:1-45 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii
This morning let's consider together what is often called the shortest verse in the Bible: "Jesus we

The Village Shepherd

The Resurrection And The Life -- John 11:1-45 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
I took a funeral last year where a close relative of the deceased came up to chat with me after th

Stories

StoryShare

Resurrecting The Unknown -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, Psalm 130 -- Frank Ramierz, John Fitzgerald -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
Contents
"Resurrecting the Unknown" by Frank Ramierz
6248 -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, Psalm 130 -- Keith Hewitt, Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
Contents
"6248" by Keith Hewitt
"Sky Show" by Frank Ramirez

Bones -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- John S. Smylie, Argile Smith, Keith Hewitt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Bones" by John Smylie
Healing Tears -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "Back from the Dead"

SermonStudio

Funerals -- John 11:1-45 -- Constance Berg -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2001
Cheryl's father had an affair with his secretary when Cheryl was just four years old.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Can These Bones Live? -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
For nearly a decade and a half, Iraq has been wracked by violence and conflict.
Out Of The Depths Of Grief -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary texts all revolve around death -- and the rebirth and regeneration that ca

Resurrection Or Reanimation? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
This week's lectionary texts provide a pair of stories that foreshadow the central message of Easter
Do We Have Enemies? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
As we face a world of conflict and war, with battle lines drawn and weapons aimed at the enemy, wit
Awakenings -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Crime and punishment are in the news.

SermonStudio

Lent 5 -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: Here, we gather to worship God;
Lent 5 -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, Psalm 130 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
Litany: A Conversation With The Psalmist
L: The abyss, the unknown, the feared:
Believe! -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
Call To Worship
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, Psalm 130, John 11:1-45 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
Hymns
Let It Breathe On Me (NCH288)
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- John 11:1-45 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2001
Theme: Jesus, The Resurrection And The Life

Call To Worship
Lazarus' Death and Resurrection -- John 11:1-45 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
The Community Gathers

Invitation to the Celebration
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Theme: You Shall Live

Call To Worship
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- B. David Hostetter -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
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Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18
In many European countries, early on Easter Monday, the girls come out of their homes wearing traditional red, black and white folkloric dress. The young men walk down the streets, also in traditional dress of high black boots, black hats, white shirts and cream-colored trousers. The men follow the girls playing instruments and the older women of the village have prepared a cornucopia of food.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates had their last great baseball season in 1979. The Pirates had 98 wins and 64 losses that year and captured the National League East Division title by two games over the Montreal Expos. The Pirates then beat the Cincinnati Reds to win their ninth National League title, and they defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win their fifth World Series title.
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It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what with Easter Breakfast, perhaps a cantata, a children’s choir, and an Easter egg hunt swallowing up any space you might have for preaching. But this is the central message of our faith. Jesus is Risen. This changes everything.

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“I have seen the Lord.” (v. 18)

Happy Easter morning boys and girls,

Today I have the best news ever to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond) First, notice I have a container (box or can) with a lid on it. Inside we will find ____________.  (for example: oreo cookies, legos etc.)

So let's see what is inside. (open lid) What do we see? Nothing. What? Aren't there supposed to be ___________ inside?? (children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“When Jesus had received the wine, he said,'it is finished,' then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.'”

Good Friday morning (evening) children,

Today I am feeling very quiet. You know why? It is a holy day, a somber day.

How are you feeling? (children respond) We call it Good Friday. That's a strange name for a sad day isn't it? Perhaps today, the day we remember our Lord Jesus died, we might call Bad Friday or Dark Friday or Sad Friday. But no, it's Good Friday.
Arley K. Fadness
“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.” (v. 14)

Good morning beautiful children,

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
We Christians are often reckoned to be a sad bunch, at least in the opinion of non-Christian western society. And sometimes, I think they're right. We must seem a bit pathetic to normal red-blooded human beings as we go to church each Sunday, singing hymns and indulging in all kinds of odd rituals, when we could be cleaning the car or shopping or playing sport or otherwise enjoying ourselves.

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Carlos Wilton
Theme For The Day
Our culture still "seeks the living among the dead" as it pursues security, comfort, and pleasure.

First Lesson
Acts 10:34-43
Peter's Easter Testimony
Donald Charles Lacy
So much happening in so little time! We are left gasping for breath. We stagger under the weight of the mighty arm of historical occurrence. You and I praise God because we know the rest of the story. Those present did not know how things would turn out. They must have been like awestruck children nearing exasperation.

David Kalas
We have a table before us. It is a familiar table; we have gathered around it together countless times before. It features the cherished elements of bread and wine; and taken together, those elements on this table form a sacrament.

Across the many traditions within the Christian church, we call this sacrament by different names. The Roman Catholics refer to the Mass, while the Eastern Orthodox church uses the Divine Liturgy. A number of Protestant denominations call it the Eucharist, others holy communion, and still others the Lord's Supper.

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