20B – Lent 2B

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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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

2 thoughts on “20B – Lent 2B”

    1. 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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