The Valley of Dry Bones
Rev Dr Richard Chung
May 23, 2021
Can These Dry Bones Live?
Based on Ezekiel 37:1-14
The Spirit of God brings Ezekiel out into a valley filled with dry bones, and God said, “Can these dry bones live?” Then the Spirit of God breathed into the dry bones and revived them to Life. God promises to bring back the Israel people to their land from their exile as surely as God revives the dry bones to Life. God promises to revive us when we are dried up, cut off, and hopeless.
Order of Worship Service | May 23, 2021
Prelude: “Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire”, arr. Edward Broughton
Call to Worship
The prophet asks: Can our soul-weary bones live again?
O God, you know!
We ask: Can we dance again after mourning, loss, and grief?
O God, you know!
The gift is sure and unmistakable:
God’s breath poured out as new life for weary souls!
Let us celebrate the gift of God’s new life,
and come to worship God in laughter and dancing!
Hymn: VU 195 “On Pentecost They Gathered”
Time for All Ages
Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Choir Anthem: “Come Build a Church” Words and Music: Ken Medema
Sermon: Can These Bones Live?
Reflective Music: “Grazioso”, Georg Philipp Telemann
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: MV 150 “Spirit God, Be Our Breath”
Postlude: “Every Time I Feel the Spirit, trad. Spiritual”, arr. Emma Lou Diemer
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Plan to worship with us from your own device on demand. Our virtual service next Sunday debuts a New Series: GENERATION to GENERATION. It is about the stories of the first family dynasty in the Bible.
We acknowledge we worship on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for having cared for this land and look forward to relating with them as covenant people of God as we continue to care for this land together.
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