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THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
FEBRUARY 18, 2018
Dorchester United Church

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

WE GATHER TO PRAISE GOD

TO PONDER: God initiates and continually restores relationship with creation and humanity. We are called to give witness to the covenant God keeps with the world.

MUSICAL PRELUDE

HYMN: " Bless now, O God, the Journey" V.U. 633

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP
The days are beginning to lengthen, but creation continues to be held in winter's icy grip.
The God of Noah and of Jesus continues to remind us that new life is not far off.
God makes promises and keeps them.
God has promised life in all its fullness. God's promise is coming true.

We worship a Maker who cares about the lowest and the least of us.

OPENING PRAYER
As we prepare for our Lenten journey, O God, give us the courage to venture into the challenging places of heart and spirit. Strengthen us to search and grow as disciples of Jesus. May we search out the dark forces of oppression and defeat them with the light of Jesus. When we come to the end of our journey, show us how to stand at the foot of the cross, look up and feel the power of Your love upon us. AMEN

THE LENTEN TRIAD LITURGY
[Focus on the environment - a Lenten Discipline]
The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. Psalm 24:1

LENT 1 - WATER
Reader : As we extinguish this candle, we acknowledge the injustice and poverty caused by the greed and lust for power.

A PRAYER OF CONFESSION
We confess, God, that we have had abundant water in this country but have been careless in protecting it. We have failed to heed the early warning signs of our polluted water systems and the subsequent depletion of our water supplies. We have been slow to understand the injustices created by the privatization of fresh water. Forgive us and teach us to treasure this natural resource even as we work to ensure its fair and just accessibility to all who need it. AMEN

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

ANTHEM

WE HEAR GOD'S LOVING WORD FOR US

FIRST TESTAMENT READING: Genesis 9: 8-17

PSALM: Psalm 25: 1-10 V.U. 752

GOSPEL READING: Mark 1: 9-15

MESSAGE "SIGNS OF NEW LIFE"

HYMN "Forty days and Forty Nights " V.U. 114

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: We have come to offer ourselves in this Lenten season. May we heed Your call to enter the lonely road that leads to the cross. May we renounce all our pretensions and follow You in an act of self-giving. AMEN

HYMN: "O God of Bethel" V.U. 650

COMMISSIONING AND BLESSING

POSTLUDE LicenSing #620168