Second Sunday in Lent 2022

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The God who reigns on high

the great archangels sing,

and “Holy, holy, holy!” cry

Almighty King!

Who was, and is, the same,

and evermore shall be:

Jehovah, Lord, the great I AM,

we worship thee!

THE GOD OF ABRAHAM PRAISE #468 MB

We give thanks to you, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In our union with Christ, you have blessed us by giving us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly world. Even before the world was made, you had already chosen us to be yours through Christ, so that we would be holy and without fault before you. We praise you for your glorious grace, for the free gift you gave us in your dear Son!

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.

Throughout this Lenten journey, let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

We thank you, Lord Jesus, not only for the privilege of believing in you, but of suffering for you as well, so that we may also be glorified with you.

Let the word of Christ dwell in us richly as we teach and admonish one another with all wisdom. Whatever we do, therefore, whether in word or deed, let us do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Watchword for the Week


The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
Psalm 27:1

Watchword for Today


The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
Psalm 27:1

Doctrinal Text


But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.
Mark 10:31

Prayer for Today


Your gospel, precious Jesus, challenges us to review our priorities and assumptions. It makes demands of our loyalties and allegiances. It calls us to humility and sacrifice. It calls us by the message of salvation, to new life today. Amen

God will hide me in the shelter when the days of trouble come.

Though a war may rise against me, God’s own tent will be my home.

I will trust what God has given, I will trust God’s word to me

I’m a citizen of heaven and it’s what I’ll always be.

SINCE THE LORD IS MY SALVATION

Congregation Watchword for the Year

Serve God with single mind and willing heart; for the Lord searches every mind

1 Chronicles 28:9


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