20A – Lent 2A

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See also my posts from 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023
I raise my eyes up to the hills.
Where will my help come from?
My help will come from the LORD,
the one who made heaven and earth
the one who will not let your foot be moved;
the one watching over you while you sleep.
Indeed, the one keeping watch over Israel
neither slumbers or sleeps.
The LORD is the one keeping watch over you;
The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
The sun will not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The LORD is the one watching over you against all evil;
watching over your life.
The LORD is the one watching over your coming and going
from now and for ever

We bring our gifts and our lives, O God,
in gratitude and hope.
May all our giving
bring joy to the sorrowing,
peace to the despondent,
hope to the despairing;
in the loving spirit of Jesus,
in whose name we pray. Amen.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 1999.

Continue using the purple cloth from last week. Add a symbol for the “wind of the Spirit”.
Additional visual cues might include representations of the bronze serpent on the pole, the cross and images/icons of Ascension.

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.

(A prayer, usually with connection to one or more of the lections for the day, to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession. Sometimes this prayer also borrows lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)

Gracious and holy God,
who gives, sustains, and redeems all life;
we ask for your comforting presence
with those in our congregation; our community; our families
whom we name on our lips
and in the silence of our hearts;
and with those whose trouble is known only to you …
         (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

Blessed Jesus, at your word TIS 437
Come,thou everlasting Spirit TIS 509
God be in my head TIS 549
The God of Abraham praise TIS 125
Genesis 12:1-4a
Fill my whole life, O Lord my God TIS 596
If we will trust in God to guide us TIS 554
Lord, you have been our dwelling place TIS 144
We are your people, Spirit of grace TIS 468
Psalm 121
I know that my redeemer lives TIS 376
I to the hills will lift my eyes TIS 76
Lifting my eyes to the hills TIS 77
Lord of creation, to you be all praise TIS 626
Lord, you have been our dwelling place TIS 144
Put all your trust in God TIS 555
Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme TIS 116
Jesus, lover of my soul TIS 211
O love how deep, how broad, how high! TIS 194
Salvation unto us has come TIS 195
John 3:1-17
A spendthrift lover is the Lord TIS 676
Breathe on me,breath of God TIS 407
Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice TIS 196
God is love, let heaven adore him TIS 153
In water we grow TIS 494
Let all together praise our God TIS 298
Love Divine all loves excelling TIS 217
May the mind of Christ my Saviour TIS 609
Morning glory, starlit sky TIS 174
My song is love unknown TIS 341
She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters TIS 418
So God loved the people of the world TIS 241
The great love of God is revealed in the Son TIS 164
The sounds in God’s world all agree TIS 176
To Christ, the Prince of peace TIS 335
Wash, O God, our sons and daughters TIS 493
We give immortal praise TIS 118

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