2nd Sunday of Lent
Called by Jesus to—Love with abandon! Stand up for justice! Be healed ourselves!
March 13 , 2022, 11:00 am
PRELUDE: Sonata in F minor, L. 174–Domenico Scarlatti
CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS
Pastor: What brings you joy?
People: What slows you down?
Pastor: What gives you hope?
People: What makes you think?
Pastor: What invites you into wonder?
People: What challenges you to change?
Pastor: What voice speaks or sings truth you cannot express yourself?
People: Might it have something to do with the Holy?
Pastor: Let us open our mind and our eyes!
People: Look for a time through—the God window.
HYMN: We Shall Overcome GTG #379
UNSION CALL TO CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT
We have been empty, let us be filled. We have been lost, we need to be found fast. We have been asleep, may we awaken soon We have been blind. Let us see. We have sinned. We seek forgiveness. We have been sinned against. Let us now forgive. We have lived in silence about violence. Let us create new community. The Holy Spirit searches the heart, goes down deep! To bring healing and wholeness to all souls. Amen.
HYMN: Jesus, We Are Here (English and Shona) GTG#392
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 27 Luke 12:13-21
SUNG RESPONSE TO SCRIPTURE: I Need Thee GTG#735
SCRIPTURE: Givers and Takers
HYMN: Lead Me, Guide Me GTG#740
CHORAL ANTHEM: Lord Jesus, Think on Me (SOUTHWELL)- Georgiann H. Toole
Lord Jesus, think on me, and purge away my sin. From earth-born passions set me free, and make me pure within.Lord Jesus, think on me, amid the battle’s strife. In all my pain and misery be thou my health and life.
Lord Jesus, think on me, nor let me go astray. Through darkness and perplexity point thou the heavenly way.
Lord Jesus, think on me, that, when this life is past, I may eternal brightness see, and share thy joy at last.
Matthew 25 Prayer, Lord’s Prayer,
Congregational Response: Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying (sing once) GTG#469
OFFERTORY: Strength to My Soul— text and music by Carol Melton; Jennifer Weiman, mezzo soprano
UNISON PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Beauty is before us, and beauty is behind us. Above and below us hovers the beautiful. We are surrounded by it. We are immersed in it. In our youth we are aware of beauty’s power. And in old age we shall walk quietly the beautiful trail. May the Beauty of The One Who is Everywhere Be now!—with all beings. Amen.
–adaptation of Navajo Beauty Way
HYMN: Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley (stanzas 1 and 2)
SUNG BENEDICTION RESPONSE: Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley (stanza 3)
POSTLUDE: Agnus Dei— John Leavitt
The church elders decided last Tuesday that during Lent and through Easter, we will collect funds for Ukrainian Refugees. The church is giving an initial $500 from the Mission & Outreach budget this week. We will add funds given by church members and friends. The funds will go to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the people managing Ukrainian Refugee response in our church denomination. Give to the church in cash or check and designate “Ukrainian Refugees”. Thank you.