Sunday, February 21, 10:45 a.m.

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTRODUCTION TO WORSHIP THEME

CALL TO WORSHIP:

      Lent calls us to journey, this and every day,

following the way of Jesus.

      Lent calls us to journey to the place

where the One sets a bow in the clouds

and emerges from the waters of baptism.

      Lent calls us to deep relationship with

the One who gives us a new identity. 

      Lent calls each of us to take up our cross,

to trust the One who bears it with us.

      Lent calls us to journey with God.

      Let us worship the One who calls us into a deep relationship.

OPENING PRAYER

HYMNS:

New earth, heavens new – HWB #299

Here I am, Lord – HWB #395

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

      God, you call us to deepen our relationship with you,

our neighbours, and all creation,

yet we are not prepared to do this work.

And so, in confession we pray:

      We confess that we have not loved our neighbours

because our neighbours include Indigenous people;

they continue to face discrimination and injustice.

Help us to use this season of Lent

to examine our attitudes and our long-standing,

historical tradition of oppression

and violence against those who are different than us.

      Open our minds, hearts, and spirits

so that we may deepen our identity,

faith, and relationship with you.

We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

(Pause for silent reflection)

      Extinguish Candle 1

PIANO SOLO

SCRIPTURE READING:

Genesis 9:8-17; Mark 1:9-15

SERMON:

Called to DEEP RELATIONSHIP      Pastor Rod

HYMN:

O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

REFLECTION ON THE STORY

BENEDICTION

SENDING HYMN:

My shepherd will supply my need – HWB #589