The GameStop saga in recent weeks on Wallstreet reveals the corruption and the temptation at the core of all human beings: “Greed”. Unchecked greed can destroy us and hurt others around us. Satan approached and tempted Jesus, promising to give him the world if Jesus bowed down to him. Jesus said he would bow down to God only. Every day, we face the temptation to bow down to greed instead of God. To live in the covenant relationship, we must resist the temptation to use others for our interest. Stop the Greed.
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Order of Worship Service | February 21, 2021
Prelude: “Standing in the Need of Prayer” Betty Roe
Call to Worship (from Psalm 25)
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Make us to know your ways, O Lord; teach us your paths. Lead us in your truth, and teach us, for you are the God of our salvation; for you we wait all day long. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O Lord! Good and upright is the Lord; therefore, God instructs sinners in the way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep God’s covenant and God’s decrees. To you, O Lord, we lift up our souls!
Hymn: VU 114 “Forty Days and Forty Nights”
Time For All Ages
Scripture Texts: Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15
Special Music: “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” Words: C.D. Martin; Music: Charles H. Gabriel; Arr.: Roger Emerson
Sermon: Stop the Greed
Reflective Music: “Petite Fleur” Denis Bedard
Prayers of the People & the Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: MV 65 “When We Are Tested” (tune: SLANE)
Lent Candle Ritual
Postlude: “Fugue sur la Trompette” Francois Couperin
We acknowledge we worship on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for having cared for this land and look forward to relating with them as covenant people of God as we continue to care for this land together.
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