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THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
FEBRUARY 25, 2018
Dorchester United Church

Wherever you are, whoever you are,
Join us in our Journey

TO PONDER: The invitation to deny oneself and be rejected is one that the disciples had difficulty accepting. How can we in this age follow Jesus on a journey of self-sacrifice?

MUSICAL PRELUDE (A time for quiet reflection and
preparation for worship)

HYMN: " New Every Morning" V.U. 405

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP
God invites us to journey in the way of faithfulness.
We are called to walk the Lenten road with Jesus.
We journey with confidence for God is with us.
Let us be open to God's call and presence.

OPENING PRAYER
God of Sarah and Abraham and God of us all: You have called people in every generation and age to journey in faithfulness. Give us a sense of anticipation in this Lenten season that we may live in hope of the new life in Easter. We pray in the name of Jesus our guide and companion. AMEN

THE LENTEN TRIAD LITURGY
[Focus on Transportation- a Lenten Discipline]
"May the lights in the land of plenty shine on the truth
some day."
LENT 2 - TRANSPORTATION

READER : As we extinguish this candle, we acknowledge the pollution on land, sea and air as the result of our demand for the fuel to get us more places, faster.
(2nd purple candle is extinguished)

A PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of mercy, we confess that we are used to a world of speed and convenience. For years we did not know the damage our modern transportation was causing in air pollution, fossil fuel depletion and non-biodegradable waste. Now that we know, what we know disheartens us. And yet, we confess, it is difficult to give up hard-earned luxuries and conveniences. Forgive us. Help us to make reasonable and life-giving choices for the sake of Your creation and for one another's health. Giver of life, in the midst of plundered resources and polluted air, we groan with creation: Have mercy on us. AMEN

SUNG RESPONSE: "As the Sun With Longer Journey"
V.U. 111 (vs 2)

Practical suggestions : Drive less. Walk, bike or use
public transportation. Combine errands into one outing.
Pick one day a week not to use your car.

ANTHEM

WE HEAR GOD'S LOVING WORD FOR US

FIRST TESTAMENT READING: Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16

PSALM 22: 23-31 (Parts Three and Four) V.U. 746

GOSPEL READING: Mark 8: 31-38

MESSAGE: "FROM COVENANT TO CROSS"

HYMN: "To Abraham and Sarah" V.U. 634
RESPONSE: V.U. 400 Lord, listen to your children praying,
Lord, send your Spirit in this place,
Lord, listen to your children praying,
Send us love, send us power, send us grace.

PASTORAL PRAYER

WE RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD IN FAITH AND ACTION

OFFERING INVITATION

OFFERTORY RESPONSE: For food in a world where many walk in hunger, for friends in a world where many walk alone, for faith in a world where many walk in fear, we give you thanks, O God. V.U. 552

OFFERTORY PRAYER: The covenant into which we are called by God is a promise of faithfulness for all time. As both the patriarch Abraham and Jesus followed without question, even so we bring our gifts in the freedom of love and the knowledge that God will never forsake us. AMEN

HYMN: "In the Bulb There is a Flower" V.U. 703

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING

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