Summerlea United Church
225 50th Ave, Lachine, Québec, H8T2T7, Canada. 514-634-2651


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March 7, 2021

(This service was recorded earlier on March 3 in the almost empty sanctuary.)

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-- Prelude --


Aria

By Johann Sebastian Bach

(from the Goldberg Variations)



J. S. Bach
1685 - 1750











As The Sun with Longer Journey
(VU 111)

As the sun with longer journey melts
The winter's snow and ice,
With its slowly growing radiance warms
The seed beneath the earth,
May the sun of Christ's uprising
Gently bring our hearts to life.



Through the days of waiting,
Watching in the desert of our sin
Searching on the far horizon
For a sign of cloud or wind,
We awaiting the healing waters
Of our Saviour's victory.

Praise be given to the Maker
Of the seasons' yearly round:
To the Speaker from the Spoken
In their living Breath of love
As the ever turning seasons
Roll to their eternal rest.

The Gathering Prayer


-- Scripture --


1 Corinthians 1 verses 18-25

(Ruins of Ancient Corinth)

The written text is HERE.



Jesus Cleanses The Temple

John 2 verses 13-22

The written text is HERE.




Jesus Christ Is Waiting
(VU 117)

Jesus Christ is raging,
Raging in the streets,
Where injustice spirals
And real hope retreats.
Listen, Lord Jesus,
I am angry too.
In the Kingdom's causes
Let me rage with you.



Jesus Christ is healing,
Healing in the streets;
Curing those who suffer,
Touching those he greets.
Listen, Lord Jesus,
I have pity too.
Let my care be active,
Healing just like you.


Jesus Christ is dancing,
Dancing in the streets,
Where each sign of hatred
He, with love, defeats.
Listen, Lord Jesus,
I should triumph too.
On suspicion's graveyard
Let me dance with you.


Jesus Christ is calling,
Calling in the streets,
"Who will join my journey?
I will guide their feet."
Listen, Lord Jesus,
Let my fears be few.
Walk one step before me;
I will follow you.



-- The Sermon --





Scotts sermon text is HERE.





AND

Sung Dedication

We praise you' O God,
Our Redemmer, 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.





Bless Now, O God, The Journey
VU 633

Bless now, O God, the journey
That all your people make,
The path through noise and silence,
The way of give and take.
The trail is found in desert
And winds the mountain round,
Then leads beside still waters,
The road where faith is found.



Bless sojourners and pilgrims
Who share this winding way;
Whose hope burns through the terrors,
Whose love sustains the day.
We yearn for holy freedom
While often we are bound;
Together we are seeking
The road where faith is found.




Divine Eternal Lover,
You meet us on the road.
We wait for lands of promise
Where milk and honey flow.
But waiting not for places,
You meet us all around.
Our covenant is written
On roads, as faith is found.




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.



Postlude

Variation No. 19

of the "Golberg Variations"
(With conclusion from the Aria)

By J. S. Bach




And now sit back. Feet up.
And grab ye olde Hymnary
And sing, or Hummmm, a few old favourites...

Until we meet again......


What a Friend We Have in Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer
Oh, what peace we often forfeit
Oh, what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.



Take Time to Be Holy

Take time to be holy,
Speak oft with thy Lord;
Abide in Him always,
And feed on His Word.
Make friends of God’s children,
Help those who are weak,
Forgetting in nothing
His blessing to seek.

Take time to be holy,
Let Him be thy Guide;
And run not before Him,
Whatever betide.
In joy or in sorrow,
Still follow the Lord,
And, looking to Jesus,
Still trust in His Word.





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