March 21st Worship Service

Posted March 19, 2021

Manteno United Methodist Church Worship Service 5th Sunday of Lent, March 21, 2021, 10:00 A.M.


(For your reflection: Do you agree with this statement?:

“When we find ourselves in an unfamiliar landscape where the old ways don’t work and we feel lost, our first step is to look and listen for what God is up to.” (Amy Oden, in Disciplines, 2018, ©2017 by Upper Room Books) How do you get through times when you feel lost?

  • Opening Song:  “Call to Worship”
  • Opening Prayer
  • Children’s Time
  • Worship Song:  “Nails in Your Hands”
  • Scripture Lesson: Jeremiah 31:31-34 
  • Our Concerns and Joys
  •  A Time of Silent Prayer/The Pastoral Prayer/
  •  The Lord’s Prayer
  • The Offering/The Doxology
  • The Offertory Prayer
  • Scripture Lesson:  John 12:20-33
  • Sermon:  “The Time Has Come”
  • Announcements
  • Closing Hymn:  #292, What Wondrous Love Is This?, v. 1,2,3,4
  • The Benediction/Postlude

Announcements for March 21:

  • Today:  United Methodist Women are hosting a “Chili Dump” following the service today. Containers of chili will be available for you to take home and eat.  Donations will be given to UMW missions.
  • Monday, March 22:  Monday Night Bible Study at 7 p.m. on Zoom
  • Tuesday, March 23:  Parish Print articles are due to Miles Turner or the church office.
  • Wednesday, March 24:
    • Book Study at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom
    • Men’s Bible Study 6:00 p.m. on Zoom
  • Holy Week Devotions:  March 29 – April 2 at 6:30 a.m.  we will be having devotions at the church.  If you would be willing to do a short devotion on one of these days please call the church office (468-3722) and let us know.
  • Maundy Thursday Service will be at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
  • Good Friday Service will be held at Kankakee Asbury at 7:00 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday, April 4th there will be two worship services, 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.  The 10 a.m. service will also be posted live on Facebook.  If there are more than 50 in attendance at each service there will be overflow in the fellowship hall.
  • Sunday, April 18 at 11 a.m. our church will be hosting a rice packing event in our fellowship hall right after church.  This is hosted by Midwest Mission Distribution Center.  We will be practicing social distancing and only 50 participants max will be allowed.  Go to the church web page and sign up to reserve your place.
  • Alter Flowers:  Are given by Paul and Mary Gibson in celebration of their 50th anniversary.