Call to Worship ✝︎
you called us forth from the dust of the earth;
you claimed us for Christ in the waters of baptism.
Look upon us as we enter these forty days
bearing the mark of ashes,
and bless our journey through the desert of Lent
to the font of rebirth.
May our fasting be hunger for justice;
our alms, a making of peace;
our prayer, the chant of humble and grateful hearts.
All that we do and pray is in the name of Jesus,
for in his cross you proclaim your love
for ever and ever.
*Hymn, “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”, #568
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
OT Reading, Exodus 16:9-19
*Hymn, “Day by Day”, #718
Gospel Reading, Matthew 4:1-11
Offertory, “Lord, Have Mercy”, Steve Merkel
, Lloyd Larson
*Song of Thanksgiving, “Doxology”, #815
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen
Message, “Finding Provision”, Rev. Wesley T Allen
*Hymn, “Trust and Obey” vs. 1,3,5, #571
Communion & Optional Imposition of Ashes
✝︎ Call to worship used by permission from The Worship Sourcebook, © 2004, CRC Publications