Sunday Service: March 15th



Below is the service bulletin for this Service.
You can also access our Sunday School At Home lesson for all ages by CLICKING HERE.

 CALL TO WORSHIP                       “Christ Be Our Light”        

Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in Your church gathered today.                                                            (repeat)

WORDS OF WELCOME                                                                                  Rev. Stacy Swain

                                THE LIGHTING OF THE LENTEN CANDLE – WEEK 3                                                              

HYMN                                                “Peace Before Us” 

“Peace before us, peace behind us, peace under our feet.
  Peace within us, peace over us, let all around us be peace.                      

  Love before us, love behind us, love under our feet.
  Love within us, love over us, let all around us be love.

  Light before us, light behind us, light under our feet.
  Light within us, light over us, let all around us be light.

Christ before us, Christ behind us, Christ under our feet.
Christ within us, Christ over us, let all around us be Christ.”


PRAYER FOR GOD’S GRACE (Together)
                                                           Jade Hargrave  

Creator, Redeemer, Sustaining God. We ask your grace be upon us this day. We want to love you with our whole hearts and love our neighbors as ourselves, but sometimes find it hard to do so.  

So shine the light of your love into our lives, we pray. Guide us and renew us. Help us to more fully experience your grace so that we may be beacons of hope, sources of comfort, fonts of inspiration, and ambassadors of your love, in this beautiful but wounded world.  We pray all of this in the name of Love. Amen.

 ASSURANCE OF GOD’S GRACE

 *THE GREETING OF PEACE 

Leader:  May God’s Peace be with you.
People:  And also with you.

 


CHILDREN’S TIME
                                                           Rev. Amy Clark Feldman

The Lord’s Prayer (Trespasses)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Amen.


The Blessing
“Go Now in Peace” by Natalie Sleeth                                            

“Go now in peace, Go now in peace,
May the love of God surround you everywhere, everywhere you may go.”

NOTE:  After the Blessing, children would usually head to Sunday School.  This week, we invite families to try Sunday School At Home. For a lesson you can try at home, please CLICK HERE.

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS                                                                   

Exodus 13: 21-22

By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.  Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.

 

Matthew 11:28-30 

 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”


HYMN                                              
“Servant Song”                                      

Won’t you let me be your servant
Let me be as Christ to you
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant too

We are pilgrims on the journey
We are travelers on the road
We are here to help each other
Walk the mile and bear the load

I will hold the Christ light for you
In the shadow of your fear
I will hold my hand out to you
Speak the  peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping
When you laugh, I’ll laugh with you
I will share your joy and sorrow
Till we’ve seen this journey through


TIME OF PRAYER                                                                  
Rev. Amy Clark Feldman                                                                                             

Leader:   The Lord be with you.
People:   And with thy spirit.
Leader:   Let us begin our prayer in silence. 

Prayers of the People

(You are invited to text Stacy at 617-759-9016 with your prayer requests.) 

 Pastoral Prayer


PRAYER RESPONSE
    “Jesus, Through These Forty Days”                        vs. 1 & 4


SERVICE OF SHARING                                                                           
Jade Hargrave        


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OFFERTORY MUSIC
        


SHARING THE LIFE AND MINISTRY                                          
Rev. Amy Clark Feldman 


CLOSING HYMN                       
“Blessed Be the Tie That Binds”                                    #393

Blessed be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love;
The sharing of a common life is like to that above.

Before our God we come and pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes our aims and one, our comforts and our cares.

We share each other’s woes, each other’s burdens bear,
And often for each other flows a sympathizing tear.

When we are called to part it gives us inward pain,
But we shall still be joined in heart, and hope to meet again.

BENEDICTION                                                                                                 
Rev. Stacy Swain  





Our Covenant

We, the members of the Union Church in Waban, true to our founding principle of being an inclusive church, covenant together to nourish and to sustain in our common life and practice a fully welcoming and affirming church for all persons. Welcoming all persons who seek to join with us in a commitment to love God and our neighbors, affirming the inclusive love of Jesus, we are open to all, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, ability or economic circumstance. We invite all to full participation in our worship, membership, leadership and life of this church.