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The Way for Worship at  Trinity United Church of Christ

March 6, 2022               First Sunday in Lent                      11am

*Gathering Music          Here Are Our Hearts              by Susan Drake and Julie Jennings
Here are our hearts,
Here are our hands
Here are our lives
Use them as You can
Show us those who hurt
Show us those in need
Show us how to serve
Teach us how to see

Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music and lighting of altar candles

*Responsive Intent
One: Jesus went to the mountaintop to pray.
All: Jesus went into the city to heal.
One: Jesus walked to Samaria to extend love.
All: Jesus went to the water’s edge to teach.
One: Jesus went to places of peace and connection,
All: but Jesus also went to the wilderness.
One: There is nowhere we can go that God does not walk with us.
All: We are in God’s house. Let us worship Holy God.

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession
One: Holy God, when we think that expansive life is about power—
All: Teach us a new way.
One: Gracious Creator, when we think that expansive life is about material wealth—
All: Teach us a new way.                                                                                                                                                                      One: Gracious Author, when we think that expansive life is about control—
All: Teach us a new way.
One: Teach us to live as you live.
All: Teach us to love as you love.
One: Forgive us when we don’t.
All: Gratefully we pray, amen.

Words of Forgiveness

*Hymn                              Dust and Ashes Touch Our Face                                 NCH 186

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
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.




Hearing the Sacred Word


Reading from the Gospel                                                      Luke 4:1-13

Sermon                         Even In the Desert                          Rev. Nathan King



Giving of Our Gifts to God

Invitation to Offering                                     

Giving of our Gifts

*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)


*Closing Song


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In Need of Prayers

  • Rachel M
  • Helena L
  • Jim S
  • 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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