Welcome to your online Sunday worship from St. George’s, Georgetown for the Third Sunday in Lent.
This week is a bit different as I collaborated with our friends Gerald and Allison of Infinitely More on their Lenten Musical Calendar. This means our main video this week with my message for this weeks gospel passage is from their YouTube channel. I have included all the links here so you will still find everything you need right here.
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 with their children which are connected to the story of Moses and the Ten Commandment (Exodus 20:1-17).
Please sign up for our weekly emails to get those links to these great resources to use together with your family.
For an opening hymn this Sunday I selected the first hymn in our hymn book, a traditional favourite “Holy, Holy, Holy” (sometimes pronounced by some folks, for fun, in the choir without the “H”‘s)
The reading for this Sunday is John 2:13-22:
The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.1
Message and Special Music
And here is the link to the video of this Sunday’s Message and the powerful song “Salvage Me” from Infinitely More:
Prayers of the People
We pray for all medical staff, all essential frontline workers and their families, for those living and working at Long Term Care and seniors residences, and for those that are helping to distribute the vaccine: that God will be their strength and support. God of love, hear our prayer.
We pray for all who are facing trials and difficulties and for those who are sick, praying especially for: Art, Tim, Pat, Donna & Barry, Darlene & Jeff, David & Pam, John, Diane, Dan, Bruce & Daryl, Jackie & Mike, Whitey, David & Sue, Carmen, Elizabeth, Donald, Jennifer, Sandy, Chris & Barb, Ruby, Lena, Dorothy, Merle, Madeline, Sandra, Linda, Brian, Mike, Meredith, and Pam. Show them your kindness, mercy, and healing. God of love, hear our prayer. AMEN.
The second traditional hymn I picked for this week is “Seek Ye First.”
And for the contemporary Christian song this week, I have stayed with Matt Redman and selected his song, “The Heart of Worship.”
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
- 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.