Sunday, March 16, 2014 Lent 2


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lent 2

God Invites Us to Worship

Pic Ups


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"

Children's Time:

The Scripture Speaks to Us

Micah 6:1-8

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

Offering invitation:

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.

Dedication Prayer:

Prayers of the People:

Lord's Prayer:

Hymn:  VU # 678 "For the Healing of Nations"

God Goes with Us In Our Daily Lives

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction:

Amen – Amen – Amen



Scriptures for next week:

Exodus 17:1-7

Psalm 95

Romans 5: 1-11

John 4:5-42


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