Sunday, March 7, 2021
“If you are praying, you are already doing it right.”
~ Roberta Bondi
“Jesus taught a model prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, but otherwise gave few rules. His teaching reduces down to three general principles. Keep it honest, keep it simple, and keep it up.”
~ Philip Yancey
“The fewer the words, the better the prayer.”
~ Martin Luther
“We can pray for a shot at having a life in which we are present and awake and paying attention and being kind to ourselves. We can pray, “Hello? Is there anyone there?” We can pray, “Am I too far gone, or can you help me get out of my isolated self-obsession?” We can say anything to God. It’s all prayer.”
~ Anne Lamott
Moment for Mission
Call to Worship
Come, all you whose souls thirst for the living God.
We come in search of help and hope.
Come, you who are acquainted with grief or oppression.
We come bearing our doubts, our wounds, and our fears.
Come, you who are in need of good news.
We come in search of joy, truth, and light.
Come and find refuge in God your rock.
Let us again praise the One who is our help and our hope.
~ written by Rev. Heather A. Moody
Pastor Kate Conolly
“The Language of Prayer”
we long to be faithful givers,
modelling ourselves on you
who have given everything to us.
May your Spirit of abundance,
which gives more than we ask or imagine,
grace these gifts for your kingdom
in Jesus’ name, Amen.
written by Carol Penner
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
The Lord’s Prayer
The Celebration of Holy Communion
Lord, as we take this bread and drink this cup,
We remember that You are the bread of life and the cup of salvation.
You feed our souls, you nourish our hearts and You give us sustenance to run the race before us. Amen.
Go now from this service of worship
to the service of God’s people near and far,
refreshed by the living water that Jesus offers to you.
Listen for the parched voices of the least of these;
search out the dry places and the arid souls,
and become for them a spring of living water.
And as you go,
may the blessings of the God of life,
the Christ of love,
and the Spirit of grace
be upon you this day and forevermore. Amen