Sunday, March 16, 2014 Lent 2
Sunday, March 16, 2014
God Invites Us to Worship
Life and Work of the Church
Passing the Peace
Lighting the Christ Candles
Hymn: MV# 145 "Draw the Circle Wide"
Call to Worship:
Leader: We gather now, aware that there is a centre to our circle of life. We will move from facing the central point to face each of the four sacred directions, by turning in a clockwise manner as each direction is named. We give thanks for the gathering to honour the Creator God, by offering praise for life with community, with purpose and promise. We give thanks for the gifts of each of the directions and especially acknowledge the teaching of our elders, that is the Creator's intention that all nations would come together from the four directions. let us turn to the direction of the East, the place of the rising sun. In the East is the promise of a new day, the time of all beginnings, of all new things, of all new times, of all new hopes. We light the yellow candle as we see joy and hope
All: May the light of each dawn enable us to see with new clarity the beauty of creation and give thanks to the
Creator that we have a place in each new day, so let it be with our hearts and minds.
Leader: Let us face the direction of the South, the place of the warm sun and new growth. This is the time of exuberance and delight. This is the beginning of change in our lives. Here we light the black candle, and we feel the time of joyful excitement.
All: May we recognize the promise of rebirth among all living things in this part of our Mother the earth, as we await the warm winds of the south. So let it be with our hearts and minds.
Leader: Let us turn to the direction of the West, the time of ripening growth. As we light the red candle, we know the cool and sustaining waters of the West, that calm our maturing hearts with courage and strength. We do this in the way of caring love.
All: May the setting sun find us at peace with each other so we will have no fear of the darkness. So let it be with our hearts and minds.
Leader: Let us face the direction of the North. This is the place of the cold winter winds and the rich wisdom of fruitful living. Here, we light the white candle of peace and we remember our ancestors and think of the generations to come.
All: May the winter winds give us clear vision of how all life can be nurtured and sustained. So let it be with our hearts and minds.
Hymn: MV# 83" Let My Spirit Always Sing"
The Scripture Speaks to Us
Psalm 15 VU# 736
Matthew 5: 4
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
This is part of our sacred Story
Thanks be to God
Choir Anthem: “We Are All One People”
Words by Joseph Naytowhow and Cheryl L’Horpmdelle
Sermon: "Apologizing for the mistakes of my church"
Hymn: VU# 308 " Many and Great"
God Invites us to Respond
Presentation of our Gifts
Offertory Response :
These to you, O God, we owe,
source from which all blessings flow,
and for these our souls shall raise
grateful vows and solemn praise.
Prayers of the People:
Hymn: VU # 678 "For the Healing of Nations"
God Goes with Us In Our Daily Lives
Commissioning and Benediction:
Amen – Amen – Amen
Scriptures for next week:
Romans 5: 1-11