Second Sunday in lent 2023

wild daffodil flowers in bloom
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I love you, Lord, and I will lift my voice
To worship you, O my soul rejoice!
Take joy my King, in what you hear;
May it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear.

Lord Jesus, we come before you in humble confession. Help us conform our lives to you as the model for holy and righteous living.
Forgive us for our desire for personal greatness, for our attempts to make gods of ourselves, for our willingness to exalt ourselves at the expense of others, and for our resistance to serving one another as you have served us.
Forgive us for making light of your obedience and sacrifice on the cross by living an undisciplined and indifferent Christian witness; forgive us for yielding to fear rather than relying on your strength to take the risks of discipleship.

Forgive us, dear Jesus, for times we have not looked to you as our Lord, and for allowing the clamoring distractions of the world to become higher priorities than you. Forgive us for yielding more to the pressures of this world than being transformed by your lordship over our lives.

When we were dead in our sins, God made us alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, which was against us and which stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.

Since we have been raised with Christ, let us set our hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

The God of Abraham praise,
who reigns enthroned above,
the Ancient of eternal days,
the God of love!
The Lord, the great I Am,
by heart and heav’n confessed –
we bow before his holy name
forever blessed.

Watchword for the Week

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
John 3:16

Today’s Watchword

The Lord spoke and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
Psalm 33:9

Doctrinal Text

The centurion answered, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof but only speak the word, and my servant will be healed.”
Matthew 8:8


“Make me a captive, Lord, and then I shall be free.” What a seeming contradiction! What a promise! We are at our best, not when we are alone, but when we are connected both to you and to one another, Lord, capture us. Amen

Prayer Request

December 2023

Statement of Purpose

“By the grace of God to make disciples of all people, both local and global. To enhance the deeper experiences with our Lord Jesus Christ through prayer, Bible Study, witnessing and the worship hour.

Congregation Watchword for the Year

If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)