Summerlea United Church
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February 28, 2021

(This service was recorded earlier on February 24 in the almost empty sanctuary.)

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February 28, 2021
Second Sunday in Lent




-- Prelude --


Pietro Domenico Paradies
(1707 - 1791)


Andante by Paradies

(from his Harpsichord Sonata no. 9)







Praise to the Lord, the Almighty  (VU 220)

Praise to the Lord, above all things
So mightily reigning,
Keeping us safe at his side,
And so gently sustaining.
Have you not seen
How all you needed has been
Met by God's gracious ordaining?



Praise to the Lord who will
Prosper our work and defend us;
Surely his goodness and
Mercy will daily attend us:
Ponder anew what
The Almighty can do,
Who out of love will befriend us.


Praise to the Lord!
O let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath
Come now with praises before him!
Let the Amen
Sound from God's people again:
Gladly with praise
We adore him.



-- Scripture --



(Click to enlarge)

17th century depiction of
Paul writing his epistles



God's Promise Realized Through Faith:

from Paul's letter to the Romans.

Romans 4 vs 13 - 25

For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham
or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith...

Full text is HERE


Jesus rebukes Mark

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

Mark 8 vs 31 - 38

And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders,
and of the chief priests,
and scribes, and be killed...

Full text: HERE.



Take Up Your Cross
(VU 561)

"Take up your cross," the Savior said,
"If you would my disciple be;
Take up your cross with willing heart,
And humbly follow after me."



Take up your cross, heed not the shame,
Nor let your foolish pride rebel;
Your Saviour once accepted death
Upon a cross, on Calvary's hill.


Take up your cross; let not its weight
Fill your weak spirit with alarm;
Christ's strength shall bear your spirit up
And brace your heart and nerve your arm.


Take up your cross and follow Christ
Think not till death to lay it down;
For only those who bear the cross
May hope to war the glorious crown.



-- Sermon --



Scott's sermon text is HERE.



An anthem the choir sung in 2016:

In Christ Alone

K. Getty and S. Townsend, arr'd by Mark Hayes

In Christ alone my hope is found.
He is my light, my strength, my song.
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease...




The Offering  and...



Sung Dedication

We praise you, O God,
Our Redeemer, Creator;
In grateful devotion
Our tribute we bring.
We lay it before you;
We kneel and adore you;
We bless your holy name,
Glad praises we sing.






O GOD, HOW WE HAVE WANDERED
(VU 112)

O God, how we have wandered
And hidden from your face;
In foolishness have squandered
Your legacy of grace.
But how, in exile dwelling,
We turn with fear and shame,
As distant but compelling,
You call us each by name.
And now at length discerning.



The evil that we do,
By faith we are returning
With hope and trust in you.
In haste you come to meet us,
And home rejoicing bring,
In gladness there to greet us
With calf and robe and ring.

O God of all the living,
Both banished and restored,
Compassionate, forgiving,
Our peace and hope assured.
Grant now that our transgressing,
Our faithlessness may cease.
Stretch out your hand in blessing,
In pardon, and in peace.





Common Blessing (Don Besig)

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of everyday.
Go now in faith, steadfast strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all that you do.
Go now in love and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith and in love.





A "chorale prelude" is a short baroque
liturgical composition for the organ
originating in Germany using a
chorale tune as its basis.
It was played at the beginning
of the service to introduce
the hymn tune which the congregation
would sing later in the service.


Postlude

Chorale Prelude

Treurer Gott, Ich Muss Dir Klagen

By Johann Pachelbel



I Love to Tell the Story VU343

I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love.
I love to tell the story, because I know 'tis true;
It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.

I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory,
To tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.

I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems
Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams.
I love to tell the story, for some have never heard
The message of salvation from God's own holy Word.

refrain





God Be with You VU422

God be with you till we meet again;
Loving counsels guide, uphold you,
With a shepherd's care enfold you;
God be with you till we meet again.

Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus' feet;
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again.

God be with you till we meet again;
Unseen wings protecting hide you,
Daily manna still provide you;
God be with you till we meet again.

refrain





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