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Lent 4B


Call to Worship

Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1997. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

For God so loved the world;

The sparrows, the mountain lions,

the fish and the people.

 

For God so loved the world;

In success and failure,

in sickness and health,

in mediocrity and extraordinary.

 

For God so loved the world;

Enough to become one of us,

enough to suffer along with us,

enough to offer new life for us.

 

For God so loved the world;

Let us worship God!

Lenten Prayer (Based on the Hebrew Scripture Readings for Year B.)

Copyright Katherine Hawker, 2003.

We seek salvation through our power
Yet you hang your useless bow in the clouds.

We seek salvation through our progeny
Yet your lineage follows lines of faithfulness.

We seek salvation through our independence
Yet your commandments plead for accountability.

We seek salvation through our denial
Yet you hold forth the serpent and beckon us to look.

We seek salvation through our intellect
Yet your wisdom is written on our hearts.

We seek salvation through our heritage
Yet you invite us to make a journey of faith.

May your invitation to journey
overcome our comfort with the familiar.

Amen.