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SUNDAY WORSHIP | March 7, 2021

The Third Sunday of Lent | Whose House?

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John 2: 13-22 (Common English Bible)

 

Jesus in Jerusalem at Passover  

 

13 It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 He found in the temple those who were selling cattle, sheep, and doves, as well as those involved in exchanging currency sitting there. 15 He made a whip from ropes and chased them all out of the temple, including the cattle and the sheep. He scattered the coins and overturned the tables of those who exchanged currency. 16 He said to the dove sellers, “Get these things out of here! Don’t make my Father’s house a place of business.” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written, “Passion for your house consumes me.” (Psalm 69:9)

 

18 Then the Jewish leaders asked him, “By what authority are you doing these things? What miraculous sign will you show us?” 19 Jesus answered, “Destroy this temple and in three days I’ll raise it up.” 20 The Jewish leaders replied, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and you will raise it up in three days?” 21 But the temple Jesus was talking about was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered what he had said, and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

 

SING ALONG WITH THE SUNDAY HYMN

“All Are Welcome"  by Marty Haugen

Copyright © 1994 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. used by permission. License #54451-CUSL-030321

 

1.     Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,

a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.

Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace,

here the love of Christ shall end divisions: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

 

2.     Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true,
where all God's children dare to seek to dream God's reign anew.

Here the cross shall stand as witness, and a symbol of God's grace;
  here as one we claim the faith of Jesus: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

 

3.     Let us build a house where love is found in water, wine and wheat:
a banquet hall on holy ground where peace and justice meet.

Here the love of God, through Jesus is revealed in time and space,
as we share in Christ the feast that frees us: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

 

4.     Let us build a house where hands will reach beyond the wood and stone to heal and strengthen,

serve and teach, and live the Word they’ve known.

Here the outcast and the stranger bear the image of God’s face;

let us bring an end to fear and danger: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

 

5.     Let us build a house where all are named, their songs and visions heard

and loved and treasured, taught and claimed as words within the word.

Built of tears and cries and laughter, prayers of faith and songs of grace,

let this house proclaim from floor to rafter: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

 

LENTEN TIME FOR PAUSE | March 3, 2021

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Mark 18: 21-22 (Common English Bible)

 

Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, how many times should I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Should I forgive as many as seven times?” Jesus said, “Not just seven times, but rather as many as seventy-seven times.  What is harder to say: “I’m sorry” or “I forgive you”? 

SING ALONG WITH THE LENTEN HYMN

“Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive”  #382

 

1.     “Forgive our sins as we forgive,” you taught us, Lord, to pray,
but you alone can grant us grace to live the words we say.

 

2.     How can your pardon reach and bless the unforgiving heart
that broods on wrongs and will not let old bitterness depart?

 

3.     In blazing light your cross reveals the truth we dimly knew:
What trivial debts are owed to us, how great our debt to you!

 

4.     Lord, cleanse the depths within our souls and bid resentment cease;
Then, bound to all in bonds of love our lives will spread your peace.

 

 CCLI Song #3162143 © Words/Music: 1969 Oxford University Press

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