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Lent 5B


Call to Worship

Based upon Jeremiah 31. Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1997. Copyright Katherine Hawker.

And God said,

I will put my law in them,

And so we come to worship

in search of the Author,

And I will write it on their hearts;

Opening our hearts,

And I will be their God,

and they shall be my people.

Finding communion.

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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.