O mortal, can these bones live?
Only the Lord knows.
O people, hope in the Lord.
With the Lord there is steadfast love and great power to redeem.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
O Lord, if you held our sin against us, who could live, who could stand? We seem to have more faith in death than hope in your promise of life. And even so, you love us; still there is forgiveness with you! We worship you, for you alone can save us from death and redeem us from our sin. Amen.
GOSPEL – John 11:1-45
SPECIAL MUSIC – “Dry Bones”
OLD TESTAMENT – Ezekiel 37:1-14
SPECIAL MUSIC – “Wings of a Dove”
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Please lift up silently your prayers or post them in the comments during the prayer.
CHARGE AND BENEDICTION
God, be the love to search and keep me.
God, be the prayer to move my voice;
God, be the strength to now uphold me;
O Christ, surround me; O Christ, surround me.