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.
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
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
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