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The Way for Worship at Trinity United Church of Christ

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* Indicates please rise in body and/or in spirit

March 13, 2022 Second Sunday in Lent 11am   Lenten Theme: Full to the Brim

*Gathering Music   Change My Heart, O God   by Eddie Espinosa

Change my heart O God, make it ever true

Change my heart O God, may I be like you

                     chorus

You are the potter, I am the clay

mold me and make me, this is what I pray

Cleanse my soul, O God, wash it with your grace

Cleanse my soul O God, tender your embrace

chorus

Stir my mind, O God, move it to believe

Stir my mind, O God, help me to perceive

                   

 Greeting and Announcements 

  • Groups are returning to our fellowship hall 
  • Sunday school plans to return after Easter
  • Please update your contact information with our office

 Centering Music and lighting of altar candles

*Responsive Intent

If God is a hen,

we are under God’s wing.

If God is a table,

we each have a seat.

If God is a house,

we are safe from the storm.

If God is a party,

we’re invited to dance.

If God is a melody,

our names are the lyrics.

If this is God’s house,

then all are welcomed. All are loved. All belong.

Let us worship Holy god.

 

Call to Confession

Family of faith,

we come to confession not to wallow in our own guilt.

Instead, we come to confession because we know

that change starts with being honest.

So in a desire to grow and change,

let us pray to a God who loves us like a mother hen.

Let us confess our sins together. . .

 

 Prayer of Confession

One: When the Pharisees tried to stop Jesus, Jesus said,

“I will keep on.”

I will keep on healing.

I will keep on teaching.

I will keep on preaching.

I will keep on flipping the tables of injustice.

I will keep on treating every person like a child of God.

I will keep on believing that this world can change.

I will keep on

and keep on

and keep on until God’s promised day.

Forgive us, God, for the times when we stop.

Amen.

  

 Words of Forgiveness

Family of faith, because Jesus’ love just keeps going, we can trust that that love and grace exists for us.

So rest in this good news:

No matter what we do wrong or what we leave undone, we are under God’s wing. We are loved, held, and forgiven. Thanks be to God for a love like that! Amen.

 

*Hymn     We Hope Against All Nope    text by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

                                Tune: LEONI    (Trad. Yigdal)

 

 Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations                     NO birthdays/celebrations

 Concerns:

George S at Pruitt Health Town Center

Cindy R

Rachel M 

Helena L

Jim S

Ken S hip surgery recovery

Neil & Jennifer

Family of Patty – Rita m sister Gerald and Rita are in Boston 

Covid

Palestine/Israel

Ukraine/Russia

                                                   

  Our Mother-Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

  Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

  Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.   

Amen.

 

 Hearing the Sacred Word                                

 Anthem    Contemplation of the Cross……  Moravian tune/ arr. K. Lee Scott           

Sermon     Full to the Brim: Under God’s Wing                  Rev. Nathan King

                      Reading of the Gospel Luke 13:31-36

 

Giving of Our Gifts to God

Invitation to Offering           www.PayPal.me/CommaChurch     

Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts     We Will Rest  by Amanda Udis-Kessler                              

Praise Response             Doxology

Prayer of Dedication

 

Going Forth with Good News

*Chiming of the Trinity                                  (In the name of the Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit)   

*Benediction                      

*Closing Song   We Will Rest  by Amanda Udis-Kessler    

  Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from OneLicense with license #A714152

  In Need of Prayers

  • Rachel M
  • Cindy R
  • Helena L
  • Jim S
  • Steven L
  • Neil & Jennifer
  • Ken S hip surgery recovery
  • Family of Patty – Rita m sister
  • Family of Lee S. father in law of one of Kathy M.’s Co workers. Covid
  • Palestine/Israel
  • Ukraine/Russia

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