St James and St John United Church

March 27 2022
KIMBERLEY’S KORNER

INTRO TO WORSHIP

GREETINGS & WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP
Turn away from the calls of worldly success
Repent, and turn back to God.
Turn away from the desire to have what everyone else has
Repent, and turn back to God.
Turn away from greed and the race for power
Repent, and turn back to God.
As we enter Lent, may we turn back to God
May we seek forgiveness,
may we seek healing,
may we seek wholeness.
May our hearts be renewed in this time of worship.

OPENING HYMN
“This is the Day”

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Forgiving God, how many times we have spoken words of commitment and faith and then turned our backs on these commitments to follow the temptations of the world.
We wander after the false prophets of greed, selfishness, arrogance, ignorance, hatred, stubbornness, and then shout our displeasure at how we are being treated.
We want you to come in and clean up all our messes,
excusing us from any responsibility for them.
Forgive us for such foolishness.
Help us remember the power of your healing love,
which has been given for us.
Forgive us when we think we know everything and then discover that we have behaved and thought in ignorant ways. Teach us to listen and to place our trust in your abiding power. For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE
Even though we doubt God’s faithfulness to us,
yet God is steadfast in God’s love for each one of us.
Receive that love in your hearts this day.
Know that you are healed and forgiven in God’s sight. AMEN.

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATON
by Joyce James (Video)

SCRIPTURE
Luke 23:1-25

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!

MESSAGE
Jesus Before the High Priest

PASTORAL PRAYER & THE LORD’S PRAYER

SPECIAL MUSIC
“Though I May Speak”

DEDICATION
Father, truly, we are your servants.
In you, we live and move and have our being.
We offer you our thanksgiving and call on your name.
We love you, Lord, for you hear us and respond in graciousness and compassion and righteousness.
You deliver our souls from death,
our feet from stumbling, and our eyes from tears.
Now receive our tithes and offerings, we pray.
Multiply them so that your work and word can go forth. Amen.

CLOSING HYMN
“Go Now in Peace”

BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Church News

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY – Please join us for the Lenten Bible study on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM.

DONATIONS FOR UKRAINE– We will be accepting donations for Ukraine until this Thursday, March 31st. If you would like to donate, you may place it in church mailbox, drop it off at the church office, or send an e-Transfer.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SUPPER & REFLECTION – Please join us on Thursday, April 14th at 5:30 PM as we share a meal together in honor of Maundy Thursday. Many thanks to members of Maple Glen, who will prepare delicious Cold Plates. Supper will be followed by a meaningful reflection. If you plan to attend, please register at the church office by Friday, April 8th.

GOOD FRIDAY PRESENTATION – “Voices of the Cross”, a dramatic presentation will be held on Friday, April 15th, at 7:30 PM, in the church. This service will also be live-streamed.