Tuesday, March 15, 2011

For March 20, 2011 -- 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A

CALL TO WORSHIP/OPENING PRAYER
Like Nicodemus, we come, sliding away from the world we know,
seeking to learn more about this man who comes from God.
He tells us the we need to be born from above, born anew,
and like Nicodemus we are unsure what this means.
As we pause now to pray, to sing, to listen,
may the God made known in Jesus speak to us. May our eyes and hearts be opened to see the possibilities of being reborn. May we allow the wind of the Spirit to blow through our lives.
And as our worship time closes,
may God send us back out into the world as a people of hope, of love, of life. May God send us out ready to testify to the glories God has done. So be it. Amen.
We pray in the name of Jesus, who taught his friends to pray by saying together...

COMMISSIONING:
The wind of the Spirit blows us where it will,
leaving us to trim the sails and enjoy the ride.
The wind of the Spirit blows us back out into the world,
the world where we, who have experienced new life, share the promise and hope of re-birth.
God loves the world so much that God wants the world to be saved.
We go out to share God's love with God's World.
And God goes with us. Always.
Thanks be to God!

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