Love, Suffering, and The Cross

Welcome to your online Sunday worship from St. George’s, Georgetown for the Second Sunday in Lent.

Today we reflect on Jesus’ call for his followers to take their cross and follow him.

Family Ministry

St. George’s families, this week in our Sunday email we have a Family Page and some colouring and activity pages for parents and children to use to help them engage with the theme of the disciple Peter and his Faith.

Please sign up for our weekly emails to get those links to these great resources to use together with your family.  

Opening Music

For our opening hymn this Sunday I selected “Take My Life, and Let It Be.”

The Reading

The reading for this Sunday is Mark 8:31-38:

Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”
He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Prayers and Message

And here is the link to the video of this Sunday’s Prayers and Message: 

Closing Music

The traditional hymn I picked for this week is “Lift High the Cross.”

And for the contemporary Christian song this week, I have gone back to a favourite of mine, “Blessed Be Your Name.”

I wish you all a blessed and safe Sunday.

Thank you for your continued support of the ministry and mission of St. George’s.

Be Well and God Bless.


The Rev’d Canon Rob Park

P.S. If you are looking for even more church this Sunday be sure to check out our diocesan Facebook page and the diocesan YouTube page.

Also, I hope you check out this weeks Lenten Musical Calendar that “Infinitely More” are making along with a few clergy from the diocese. For week 2, The Rev’d Kevin Bothwell provides the short reflection and Allison and Gerald provide another wonderful song. (I am providing the reflection for next weeks Lenten Musical Calendar!)

  1. Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.