WORSHIP SERVICE

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020

Welcome to our online edition of Worship!

  • SHARING THE FAITH WITH OUR CHILDREN

    VIDEO - Children's Sermon, by Sean Walker


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    A Note from Compassion International regarding CHELSY and the other sponsored children in Indonesia:

    Rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia have led to the decision to suspend programming at most Compassion centers through March 31.

    If any of your other sponsored children are affected by any disruptions, we will contact you as soon as we receive that information.

    You may notice a lack of letters in the coming months, as children will not be at the Compassion centers to write or send their letters. Please rest assured that our staff in Indonesia is working hard to provide support wherever possible. While the program activities cannot happen in groups at the churches, staff will continue to keep in touch with the children and attend to health issues as they are able. The main goal during the program suspension is to keep the children safe and protected.

    Can I ask you to join us in praying for the people of Indonesia? Particularly, will you pray for:
    • Protection from the virus for all children registered with Compassion Indonesia and their families.
    • Health and safety for all Compassion staff, frontline church staff, and child development center volunteers in Indonesia.
    • God’s provision for people who are unable to work during this time of quarantine in Indonesia.

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    WRITE TO CHELSY!

    If you would like to write to Chelsy, print the attached letter below (it must be this letter as it needs her bar code and numbers on it). You can print one per child, one for your family, or however you wish... 

    Please write only on the left as they will type a translation on the right side for her. You can also print on the back side if you need more space. Feel free to include a picture of your family, too, or draw her a picture on the back...


    Chelsy Letter - front page

    Chelsy Letter - back page


    When you finish your letter, either hold on to it and bring it back to church when we start meeting face-to-face again, or mail it in the the Church. If you mail it to us, we will try to gather any letters we receive and send them right away.


    What a unique time?! Globally we are experiencing very similar things; if we mention to her that we are staying home from school because of the health crisis in our country, she is going through the same thing and will know exactly what we are talking about. How rare?! ...Although I would imagine that her family and the people in her community are probably struggling a lot more than we are... Prayers for Chelsy, her family, her neighbors & friends, her country, our country, and the world!

  • THE LORD'S PRAYER

  • OFFERTORY

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    You may also mail in your offertory giving to:

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    N2440 Ara Glen Dr.

    Lake Geneva, WI 53147

  • SCRIPTURE READING

    John 9: 1-41 NIV


    JESUS HEALS A MAN BORN BLIND

    As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"


    "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."


    After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. "Go", he hold him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means "Sent"). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.


    His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, "Isn't this the same man who used to sit and beg?" Some claimed that he was.


    Others said, "No, he only looks like him."


    But he himself insisted, "I am the man."


    How then were your eyes opened?" they asked.


    He replied, "The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see."


    "Where is this man?" they asked him.


    "I don't know" he said.


    THE PHARISEES INVESTIGATE THE HEALING

    They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind. Now the day on which Jesus had made mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath. Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. "He put mud on my eyes," the man replied, "and I washed, and now I see."


    Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath."


    But others asked, "How can a sinner perform such signs?" So they were divided.


    Then they turned again to the blind man, "What have you to say about him? It was your eyes he opened."


    The man replied, "He is a prophet."


    They still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man's parents. "Is this your son?" they asked. "Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that now he can see?"


    "We know he is our son," the parents answered, "and we know he was born blind. But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don't know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself." His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who already had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue. That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."


    A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. "Give glory to God by telling the truth," they said. "We know this man is a sinner."


    He replied, "Whether he is a sinner or not, I don't know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!"


    Then they asked him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"


    He answered, "I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become disciples too?"


    Then they hurled insults at him and said, "You are this fellow's disciple! We are disciples of Moses! We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don't even know where he comes from."


    The man answered, "Now that is remarkable! You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will. Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."


    To this they replied, "You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!" And they threw him out.


    SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS

    Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"


    "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him."


    Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."


    Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.


    Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind."


    Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, "What? Are we blind too?"


    Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.

  • THE LORD'S SUPPER