February 28, 2021
Biblical prayer is impertinent, persistent, shameless, indecorous. It is more like haggling in an outdoor bazaar than the polite monologues of the church.
~ Walter Wink
The universe is done. The greater masterpiece, still undone, still in the process of being created, is history. For accomplishing His grand design God needs the help of human beings.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
The most active workers and thinkers and fighters in the divine service in this world have at the same time been the most active in prayer.
~ Karl Barth
Prayers like gravel
flung at the sky’s
window, hoping to attract
the loved one’s attention…
~ R.S. Thomas
Joyce Rhodes, organ“Vater unser im Himmelreich” – “Our Father Who Art in Heaven”
~ J.S.Bach, Georg Boehm, Johann Pachelbel, Samuel Scheidt
Call to Worship
Pilgrims, we are invited to journey through this season of Lent
towards the One who calls us each by a new name.
Disciples, we walk with Jesus wherever he leads us,
pulling our fears, our doubts, our longings behind us.
Believers, we seek to trust the God who always surprises us,
whose promises take on flesh and blood in the good news called Jesus.
“Sweet Hour of Prayer” ~ UMH #496 vs. 1, 3
Time for Youth
Robbie Frederiksen, Youth Ministries Director
Pastor Kate Conolly
“Unraveling the Mysteries”
Lord, let our congregation be a witness to you:
immersed in scripture,
constant in prayer,
joyful in worship,
generous in giving.
A loving, supportive community
reaching out to those in need.
Accept these gifts we offer, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
written by Carol Penner
Joyce Rhodes, organ
“The Lord’s Prayer”
~ Albert Hay Malotte, arr. Henrietta Griswold
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
The Lord’s Prayer
“Open My Eyes, That I May See” ~ UMH #454 (all three verses)
The peace of God be in your heart
The grace of God be in your words
The love of God be in your hands
The joy of God be in your soul
Go out in peace. Amen.
Joyce Rhodes, organ
“Introduction and Toccata in G Major”
~ William Walond