Dem Bones… Dem Bones….

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04, April, 2017Posted by :WorshipMusic

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones.

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones.

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones.

Now hear the word of the Lord.

 

School kids love to sing the old James Weldon Johnson spiritual “Dem Bones.” Kids who grow up in Sunday School and Church learn to understand that the lyrics are inspired by Ezekiel 37:1-4, where the prophet visits the “Valley of the Dry Bones” and prophesies that they will one day be resurrected at God’s command. In Sunday’s Lenten worship, the Ezekiel text was followed by the Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, John 11:38-45, and the whole congregation enjoyed singing “Dem Bones” with a fun assist from our Bell Choir.

 

Lent is often considered a “valley season” as Jesus descends the Mount of Transfiguration and begins his walk to Jerusalem where he will die and be placed in a tomb. But even in Lent, we know resurrection is coming.  That’s the “word of the Lord” we hear and sing about every weekend in worship, and that’s the “word of the Lord” we carry with us in highs and lows of every season in life. God always has the last word. Christ’s resurrection belongs to us. In the meantime, the Holy Spirit loves to continuously breathe new life into the experience of believers.

 

Blessings, Pastor Mark

 

This coming Palm/Passion Sunday, four of our children will receive their first communion. We rejoice with Madison, Cole, Konrad, and Maria!

 

Decorating for the Resurrection

If you would like to purhase an Easter lily, your contribution of $15.00 per plant will be donated to the Scholarship Fund. Yellow order forms are available in the office or in the church narthex.  Deadline for placing your order is Monday, April 10.

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