March 20, 2011 Lent 2

March 20, 2011 Lent 2

WE GATHER TOGETHER

MUSIC IN PREPARATION

TRINITY IN ACTION

Anne Marie Wright

WE CENTRE OURSELVES IN GOD’S LIGHT

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP

CALL TO WORSHIP:

Life is a journey with others; we travel as a people, on a winding road.

We share our lives, our experiences, our hopes, and our fears.

With joy and hope we welcome other travellers to share our journey.

We learn from each other. We laugh and cry with each other. And, we are helpful with each other.

Together we celebrate God's presence in our lives, made known to us in Jesus.

By faith, we are refreshed and made ready for re-creation in our lives, and in our communities.

HYMN :

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty VU # 220

PRAYER OF APPROACH:

God of grace, you have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you and voices to sing your praise. Fill us with your Spirit that we may celebrate your glory, and worship you in spirit and in truth.

In this season of Lent, may we become more aware of who we are, and who Christ would have us be. May we, O God, live, that others can see our faith in our actions.

This we pray in the words - and in the way - that Jesus taught, saying................The Lord's Prayer: Our Father....

A TIME FOR LEARNING

HYMN :

Come and Find the Quiet Centre VU # 374

WE LISTEN TO GOD'S WORD

Genesis 12: 1 - 9

(Abram obeys God's call)

Psalm 121

- page 844 in Voices United

John 3: 1 - 17

(Nicodemus comes to talk with Jesus)

Reader: Joanne Melnyk

Music Ministry

Jerusalem My Destiny

REFLECTION

- "No Compass Required!"

AND WE RESPOND

HYMN: Take Time to be Holy VU #672

PRAYERS FROM OUR HEARTS

OFFERTORY: (VU #603)

In loving partnership we come,

seeking, O God, your will to do.

Our prayers and actions now receive;

we freely offer them to you.

PRAYER DEDICATING OUR GIFTS TO GOD'S WILL

As for this "house", O Lord, with these offerings we are today professing, "We will follow you." We many not always be sure where you are leading us, but we believe in you; and we are thankful for how you have blessed us. We trust in your future. In Christ, our joy, we pray, Amen.

WE ARE SENT OUT INTO THE WORLD

HYMN:

Bless Now, O God, the Journey VU # 633

BLESSING AS WE LEAVE...............

CHORAL BLESSING: "Go Now In Peace"

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.

God will go with you each hour of every day.

Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.

Know God will guide you in all you do.

Go now in love, and show that you believe.

Reach out to others so all the world can see.

God will be there watching from above.

Go now in peace, in faith, and in love. AMEN. AMEN. AMEN.

Good morning and Welcome to our Worship Service. If you are worshiping with us for the first time, please sign our guest book located in the Narthex. You are invited to join us for coffee following the Service in the Banquet Hall.

We Welcome you Rev. Judith Oliver to our church today and thank you for your message.

USHERS:

Rodger Cooper, Heather Cooper, Joanne Melnyk, Don Barr, Klaus Muller, Marg White, Jim Allin
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