Lent 2

February 28, 2021

Please rise in body or spirit.  (On Zoom, please mute)


Prelude (Please join us eight to ten minutes before the start of the service)

Welcome and Announcements

Lighting of the Christ Candle


The light of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

Call to Worship

We arrive at this moment, in this place – expectant, hopeful, downhearted, unsure – however we are.

We come to encounter the promises of God.

Trailing along with us is all the life we have lived up to this moment.

We are young and we are old.
We are from near and far.
We bring stories of ancestors with us.

We come to encounter the promises of God.

Here is where we collect ourselves,

together here and now.

In this still, singular moment we become ready.

Ready to look forward into the future,

filled with promise for us and for all.

We come to encounter the promises of God.

Opening Prayer

* Opening Hymn: VU 108    Throughout These Lenten Days and Nights

Prayer of Confession:

     (a time for silent prayer)

* Response: MV 67    Kyrie Eleson (Bridget, music from www.morevoices.ca)


Words of Affirmation:





Hebrew Bible:     Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

Gospel:                Mark 8:31-38

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

Thanks be to God

Reflection    Rev. Nam Ok Yoo

* Hymn: VU 268    Bring Many Names


Invitation to Offering

* Response: VU 149    When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (v.4)

Offering Prayer

Prayers of the People


Jesus’ Prayer


Our 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 trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil:

for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory,

forever and ever.


Sending Forth

* Closing Hymn: VU 634    To Abraham and Sarah (tune: Ellacombe, VU 164)

Commissioning & Blessing

* Response: VU 117    Jesus Christ Is Waiting (v. 5)


End of Sunday Worship

Beginning of Service in the Community

(Please stay after the service for a coffee time. Bring your coffee and let us chat!)

Next Scripture Readings (March 7 – Lent 3, 2021)   

Hebrew Bible

Exodus 20:1-17


19 (VU 740-741)


1 Corinthians 1:18-25


John 2:13-22

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