Lent 1

Rev Dr Richard Chung

Rev Dr Richard Chung
February 21, 2021

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Stop the Greed!

Based on Mark 1:9-15, Genesis 9:8-17

       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.

For more information on The GameStop Frenzy copy this link into your browser.
https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22249458/gamestop-stock-wallstreetbets-reddit-citron

 Order of Worship Service | February 21, 2021

Prelude: “Standing in the Need of Prayer” Betty Roe

Candle Lighting

Welcome

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

Commissioning

Postlude: “Fugue sur la Trompette” Francois Couperin


Click —->Zoom Fellowship to join each other for virtual coffee at 11:30 am


Land Acknowledgment:

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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