Week of March 22, 2020

Moderator's Online Worship

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Moderator Richard Bott offers an online service for those looking to gather with others, pray, and worship together.

With churches suspending in-person worship during the COVID-19 pandemic, Moderator Richard Bott is offering an online service each Sunday during the crisis for those looking to gather with others, pray, and worship together. This first online service was put together on short notice and had a few technical issues, but we invite you join in and share it with your communities of faith. We hope you find inspiration in the faithful community of God's people using new ways to gather together for worship, despite the challenges. 

This service is recorded live on Zoom. If you would like to participate in the live version of this worship as it is being recorded, please join us online on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. PDT, 7:00 p.m. EDT, 8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland at https://zoom.us/j/430370956.

Content from united-church.ca.

Messages from Our Ministers 

Maureen McCartney: Reflection on Psalm 23.

Join Maureen in reciting Psalm 23:

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

 

Kristin Woodburke: Lighting of the Lenten candles.

Join Kristin in prayer:

Loving God, as the smoke from this candle rises to you, so do our humble prayers.

Our world is walking a difficult path right now. May we resist the temptation to push others to the side in our rush to find an easier way for ourselves. Instead, O God, help us to be in loving solidarity with one another here on the edges, and supportive of all who are marginalized, and who even more vulnerable right now. As we walk through this dark valley, may we know that you are with us, and may we grow together as community of faith, and as a world wide community, even as we are apart.

We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our companion and guide for the journey. Amen.