20B – Lent 2B

19B - Lent 1B21B - Lent 3B
 
CALL TO WORSHIP (from Psalm 22:23-31)
Stand before the LORD in holy fear:
You have not hidden your face from me, 
but you heard when I cried out to you.
Glorify the LORD with reverence and awe:
You, O LORD, are the source of my praise;
in the great congregation I will praise you.
The poor shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the LORD. 

CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 22:25-31)
The poor shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the LORD shall praise him.
All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD God;
For dominion belongs to the LORD, embracing all the nations. 
All who sleep in the earth bow down;
future generations will serve the LORD.
God’s mighty saving acts will be proclaimed
from generation to generation;
our children’s children will be told what the LORD has done. 

PRAYERS OF ADORATION AND CONFESSION (from Ps. 22:23-31)
Creating God,
we praise you for your word
which called the universe into being;
and for your spirit
which breathed life into your human creation,
made in your image.
We praise you that in your love 
you seek to embrace us in our brokenness;
that while your only Son was handed over to death,
you raised him to life,
a new creation by which you recreate each of us
as we believe in hope, and accept in faith.
Source of life, Word of life, Breath of life,
we worship you. Amen.
 
Believe Christ’s word of grace to us:
Your sins are forgiven.
    Thanks be to God.

OFFERING
Creator God, in the unity of Christ
we bring our diverse gifts
Let your Holy Spirit
breathe life into our serving,
so that all we do
brings glory to your name. Amen

      For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000.

WORDS OF MISSION
All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD;
all the families of the nations shall worship before the LORD our God. 
For dominion belongs to the LORD,
whose realm embraces the nations. 
Indeed, both old and young shall worship the LORD;
and our children’s children shall experience and proclaim
God’s mighty saving acts.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2011.



A CREATIVE MOMENT 
Click here for some ideas for worship in Lent and Easter gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) which was published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.


THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer will borrow lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)
 
God of covenant,
whose faithfulness and promise are everlasting:
let your Spirit whisper your faithfulness
to the oppressed and grieving
and your promise
to those who fear the terror of the night,
or the trial of daily life;
let your Word speak hope to the distressed.
Do not hide your face
from those who call on your name,
those we have named today,
those we name in our hearts
and those whose troubles are known only to you.
Loving God of all generations,
hear the cries of our world,
in Jesus’ name…
      (The Prayers of the People continue)


Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR LENT 2 – YEAR B
   
All hail the power of Jesus’ name TIS 224 AHB 159
Christ, from whom all blessings flow TIS 440 AHB 363
Come, thou long-expected Jesus TIS 272 AHB 200
Father, Lord of all Creation TIS 631 AHB 567
In the presence of your people TIS 727 SA 52
Love divine, all loves excelling TIS 217 AHB 148
O love of God, how strong, how true TIS 139 AHB 75
O love that wilt not let me go TIS 602 AHB 525
O Master, let me walk with thee TIS 601 AHB 522
Sing Praise to God who reigns above, TIS 110 AHB 27
Take my life and let it be TIS 599 AHB 520
The God of Abraham praise TIS 125 AHB 53
What shall I do my God to love, TIS 122 AHB 50
Where cross the crowded ways of life TIS 608 AHB 532
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
If we will trust in God to guide us TIS 554 AHB 589
O for a closer walk with God TIS 576 AHB 458
Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme TIS 116 AHB 32
The God of Abraham praise TIS 125 AHB 53
Psalm 22:23-31
God is our song and every singer blest TIS 646 SA 38
In the presence of your people TIS 727 SA 52
Let us with a gladsome mind TIS 83 AHB 11
You satisfy the hungry heart TIS 539
Romans 4:13-25
Author of faith, eternal word TIS 565 AHB 473
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart TIS 547 AHB 455
Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme TIS 116 AHB 32
God moves in a mysterious way TIS 126 AHB 54
Jesus Christ is risen today TIS 362 AHB 280
Lord Jesus, if the same you are TIS 566 AHB 472
O love how deep, how broad, how high! TIS 194 AHB 6
This day God gives me TIS 642 AHB 570
Mark 8:31-38
At the name of Jesus TIS 231 AHB 170
Dear Shepherd of your people, hear TIS 444 AHB 371
Forth in your name, O Lord, I go TIS 571 AHB 480
God of grace and God of glory TIS 611 AHB 543
He, who by a mother’s love TIS 277 AHB 204
I danced in the morning TIS 242 AHB 183
I’m not ashamed to own my Lord TIS 562 AHB 470
Lift high the cross TIS 351 AHB 271
Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice TIS 252 SA 60
Take up your cross, the Saviour said TIS 583 AHB 496
When I survey the wondrous cross TIS 342 AHB 258

2 thoughts on “20B – Lent 2B

    1. jeff

      Thank you, Joy. I’m glad to hear that The Billabong is a helpful resource for you. I’ve always enjoyed working on it but even more so now that I have more time for it. Blessings, Jeff

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