New Covenant Community Church

Sermons

If Jesus Had Been Here

by | Mar 30, 2020 | Sermons

https://youtu.be/cL75ld59eno

Throughout these unprecedented days that deflect us from our normal routines, I continue to hold all of you in my thoughts and prayers, giving thanks for the ways that you shine God’s light in the world.  While this path may be difficult and challenging, I am grateful to be walking on this journey with you, knowing that God’s Spirit is with us, and inviting us to do a new thing.

Please find below an Order of Worship, which includes the lyrics to a brief song that we can sing together in our homes during the service.

Welcome
Centering Chime and Silence
Hymn – “Sanctuary”
Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary
Pure and holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sanctuary for You

Scripture Reading – John 11:32-44

Meditation – “If Jesus Had Been Here”
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Offering
Benediction

An immense amount of gratitude is extended to Carol Davis, Joan Lannoch, Cathy King, and Hal Horton for investing their time, knowledge, and skill in making the live-streaming possible.  Their superb efforts enable us to broadcast our service.

Please stay safe, well, and healthy in the days ahead, and we hope that you will join us on Sunday morning for this time of online worship.

May God surround you with love, grace, and peace.

Blessings,
tom

 

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