3/15: Order of Worship

Order of Worship

9:45 am Zoom orientation

Can you find the “raise hand” button?
Likely under “more” or it will become visible when you click “participants.”

Can you mute and unmute yourself?

Can you hear everyone and speak into your microphone?

Any other questions?

10 am Worship


No choir for the rest of March

No Centering Prayer or Lectio Divina for the rest of March

No Soup Kitchen on Mondays

Grocery gift cards & fellowship fund available for those in need. Contact Pastor Joy at revjperkett@gmail.com or 860-581-0493.

We can’t speak or sing in unison on Zoom, so when there is a joint prayer or song, I will invite you to participate, but only the person speaking or singing will be unmuted. I can control that so don’t worry about figuring that out.

Are there any other announcements?

Raise your hand or unmute yourself

Gathering Poem: Pandemic by Lynn Ungar

Opening Music: Holy Spirit Thou Art

Robin Hawkes will sing. You are invited to remain muted and sing along.

Opening Prayer:

You are invited to remain muted and pray alongside speaker.

One: Come those who thirst for living water.
All: God is speaking to us.
One: Come to worship in spirit and truth
All: God is speaking to us.
One: Come and know what you have heard from others
All: God is speaking to us.

Written by Christy Ramsey

Prayers of the People

What prayers do people have today?

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Pastoral Prayer

Jesus’ Prayer

You are invited to remain muted and pray alongside speaker.

All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thine name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Scripture: John 4:4-42

Jesus stopped at Sychar, a town in Samaria, near the tract of land Jacob had given to his son Joseph, and Jacob’s Well was there. Jesus, weary from the journey, came and sat by the well. It was around noon.

When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” The disciples had gone off to town to buy provisions.

The Samaritan woman replied, “You’re a Jew. How can you ask me, a Samaritan, for a drink?” – since Jews had nothing to do with Samaritans.

Jesus answered, “If only you recognized God’s gift, and who it is asking you for a drink, you would have asked him for a drink instead, and he would have given you living water.”

“If you please,” she challenged Jesus, “you don’t have a bucket and the well is deep. Where do you expect to get this ‘living water’? Surely you don’t pretend to be greater than our ancestors Leah and Rachel and Jacob, who gave us this well and drank from it with their descendants and flocks?”

Jesus replied, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again. But those who drink the water that I give them will never be thirsty; no, the water I give will become fountains within them, springing up to provide eternal life.”

The woman said to Jesus, “Give me this water, so that I don’t grow thirsty and have to keep coming all the way here to draw the water.”

Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband and then come back here.”

“I don’t have a husband,” replied the woman.

“You’re right – you don’t have a husband!” Jesus exclaimed. “The fact is, you’ve had five, and the man you are living with now is not your husband. So what you’ve said is quite true.”

“I can see you’re a prophet,” answered the woman. “Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you people claim that Jerusalem is the place where God ought to be worshiped.”

Jesus told her, “Believe me, the hour is coming when you’ll worship God Almighty neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You people worship what you don’t understand; we worship what we do understand – after all salvation is from the Jewish people. Yet the hour is coming – it is already here – when real worshipers will worship God Almighty in Spirit and in truth. Indeed, it is such worshipers that God seeks. God is Spirit, and those who worship God must worship in spirit and in truth.”

The woman said to Jesus, “I know that the Messiah – the Anointed One – is coming and will tell us everything.”

Jesus replied, “I who speak to you am the Messiah.”

The disciples, returning at this point, were shocked to find Jesus having a private conversation with a woman. But no one dared to ask, “What do you want of him?” or “Why are you talking with her?”

The woman then left her water jar and went off into the town. She said to the people, “Come and see someone who told me everything I have ever done! Could this be the Messiah?” At that, everyone set out from the town to meet Jesus.

Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Jesus, “Rabbi, eat something.”

But Jesus told them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”

At this, the disciples said to one another, “Do you think someone has brought him something to eat?”

Jesus explained to them, “Doing the will of the One who sent me and bringing this work into completion is my food. Don’t you have a saying, ‘Four months more and it will be harvest time?’ I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields – they’re ripe and ready for harvest! Reapers are already collecting their wages; they’re gathering fruit for eternal life, and sower and reaper will rejoice together. So the saying is true: ‘One person sows; another reaps.’ I have sent you to reap what you haven’t worked for. Others have done the work, and you’ve come upon the fruits of their labor.”

Many Samaritans from the town believed in Jesus on the strength of the woman’s testimony – that “he told me everything I ever did.” The result was that, when these Samaritans came to Jesus, they begged him to stay with them awhile. So Jesus stayed there two days, and through his own spoken word many more came to faith. They told the woman, “No longer does our faith depend on your story. We’ve heard for ourselves, and we know that this really is the Savior of the world.”

Scripture Discussion

What do you notice?

How is God speaking to you?

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Music: Fill My Cup

Robin Hawkes will sing. You are invited to remain muted and sing along.


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