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February 28, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

 Prelude           Be Thou My Vision

Thoughts to Ponder:

“People with good intentions make promises.  People with good character keep them.”  – Unknown

“The stars may fall, but God’s promises will stand and be fulfilled.” – J.I. Packer

Welcome, Announcements, Life & Work of the Church

Acknowledgement of the Territories

Sharing the Peace of Christ:

Leader: May the Peace of Christ be with you.
Response: And also with you.

Call to Worship:

On this second Sunday of Lent

We come seeking God

In this time of uncertainty in our lives

We come seeking God

Quieting our minds, opening our hearts, and waiting for the mystery of Easter to make itself known

We come to worship God.

Gathering Prayer:

We are here, Loving God, we are gathered at home, on zoom, on facebook and on the radio.  We are gathered with our hearts, minds, and souls ready to listen to, to receive your word and to offer our prayers.  Come to us as we prepare ourselves for worship.  Amen

Lighting of the Christ Candle

Children’s Time:                  What’s in a Name

Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Loving God, we open our hearts to you this day, and offer these truths to you.  Today, we live in fear that surrounds us, we live in ignorance that dwells in us, we live in doubt that keeps us from enjoying our day to day activities.  Help us to find courage, help us to find love, and help us to have faith in you and remind us that you are always with us.

Silence is kept

Assurance of Pardon

Prayer of Illumination

Scripture:

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16        The Covenant between Abram, Sarai, and God

Romans 4:13-25                  God’s promise rests on grace and faith

Reflection:                            Promises

Hymn of Promise

Prayers of the People:

The Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy 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 trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

For ever and ever. Amen.

Minute for Mission:     Every Person is a Superhero: Esbikenh’s Story

 Invitation to the Offering

Prayer of Dedication:

God of the wilderness, you helped Abraham and Sarah and you have helped us in so many ways.  As we present our morning offerings, we ask that you bless them that they may be used to help others.  Bless these gifts.  Amen

Go Now in Peace

Benediction: