Sunday February 17, 2013 First Sunday of Lent

Sunday  February 17, 2013

First Sunday of Lent

God Invites Us to Worship


Life and Work of the Church Family

Pass The Peace

Invitation to Worship:

The Story of Jesus begins with the story of Ancient Israel

          winds through his birth and childhood,

         leads through his baptism in the Jordan River,

          and a time of testing in the wilderness,

and then through Galilee as he confronts traditional authority, challenges conventional wisdom,

         and changes the lives of ordinary people,

it ends in Jerusalem in a climax no one would imagine.

         In the next six weeks we will follow Jesus journey,

         and let it touch our lives.

Extinguishing the first Lenten Candle

Hymn: VU# 271 “There’s a Wideness In God’s Mercy”

Gathering Prayer        

Time for Young People

Hymn: VU# 120 “O Jesus I Have Promised”

The Scriptures Speak to Us

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Luke 9:28-36, (37-43)


                  This is a Part of Our Story

                  Thanks be to God

Psalm 91:  Choir - “On Eagles Wings”    (VU pp. 808)

Hymn: VU# 115 “Jesus Tempted In The Desert” 


Choir Anthem:  “I Love To Tell the Story”

                     Word by Katherine Hawkey   Music by William G. Fischer

God Invites Us to Respond

Offering Invitation

Presentation of our Gifts:


Offering Response:

         We give you but your own

         whate’er the gift may be;

         all that we have is yours alone.

         we give it gratefully.

Dedication Prayer

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer (said)

Hymn: VU# 108 “Throughout These Lenten Days and            


Commissioning and Benediction 

Choral Benediction:

Amen, Amen, A--men

Grace United Church