March 6, 2022 – Temptation and Resistance (Lent I)
ORDER OF WORSHIP
March 6, 2022
First Sunday of Lent
Air from Suite in D J.S. Bach
Dr. Thomas Pousont, organ
CALL TO WORSHIP
when wanderers wander
and prophets climb mountains
and seekers leave home.
This is the season of Lent,
and into its wilderness,
God calls us.
Forty Days and Forty Nights
Marc, Nancy & Thomas – vocalists
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your (Son/Love), have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.
The God who created you is steadfast in love and abundant in mercy.
In the name of Love, in the name of Christ, we are forgiven.
First Reading: Psalm 91: 9-16
Second Reading: Luke 4: 1-13
Sermon: “Temptation and Resistance”
Marc – vocalist
The Lord’s Prayer
Karen – vocalist
Lord, Speak to Me J.E. Roberts
Choral Scholars Stephen & Christopher – vocalists
Praise God from whom all blessing flow, Praise God all creatures here below
God’s praise ye hosts on high proclaim, Who doth create, redeem, sustain.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
We offer our gifts to you, loving God; teach us how to use them
to care for your people, to promote peace and justice,
and to make your graceful presence known
in the places where it is needed most. Amen.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Prayers of concern:
…for resolution of the conflict in the war in Ukraine
…for Ukrainian students in the US, and their families
…for President Putin, to stop the violence against Ukraine’s people
… for Ukraine’s people, and for all those facing war, violence, and homelessness
Prayers of thanksgiving:
… honoring and celebrating the long and dedicated career of Bob Schmitt, who took gentle and expert care of generations of creatures great and small throughout Franklin County and the world.
Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days
Marc – vocalist
the Love of God to protect you,
the Word of God to guide you,
the Spirit of God to light your path,
in all your wilderness journeys