Fourth Sunday of Lent

14 March, 9:00 am @ St. Mark's

Lent 4

Theme: Mothering Sunday
Leader: Helen
Preacher: Shirene

Principal Bible Reading: John 19:25-27

Read by Kaori

Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.” And he said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.

Devotional Bible Reading: John 3:16-21 (NLT)

Read by Kiera

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.”

Prayers: Alissa

Prayers

Dear Lord
For the care of our mothers.
All: Thanks be to God.

For their patience when tested.
All: Thanks be to God.

For their enduring love when tired.
All: Thanks be to God.

For their continued hope when despairing.
All: Thanks be to God.

For their service without limit.
All: Thanks be to God.

Keep our mothers strong and safe. Hold your healing hand over all who need restoring, comfort and peace.
All: Thanks be to God.

For the care which our mother church gives us.
All: Thanks be to God.

For the moral support and religious guidance in our lives that the church gives us.
All: Thanks be to God.

For all involved in helping the church stay dedicated to God in her teachings, in her love and in her worship.
All: Thanks be to God.

For reminding us on this Mothering Sunday to praise you God, and thank you for giving us our Mother Earth, and all that it provides us.
All: Thanks be to God.

For everything that the Earth gives us. For food, fuel, water, sunshine, flowers, trees and all the beauty of your creation.
All: Thanks be to God.

For Bermuda, our families and our homes.
All: Thanks be to God.

Merciful Father,
All: Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Music

Song 1: 10,000 Reasons
Song 2: Be Still (for the presence of the Lord)
Song 3: Everlasting God

Additional Info

Notes:

All-age Talk. Children stay in for the WHOLE worship including talk.

The booklet will need The Peace, an Absolution and a Blessing for Helen.

ABSOLUTION

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy upon us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and keep us in life in all its fullness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

BLESSING

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and for ever more. Amen.