Lent is the 40-day period (excluding Sundays) that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Traditionally it is a season of reflection and preparation for Easter, and it commemorates Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert.

Fifth Sunday in Lent Bulletin

Shining Waters Regional Council Prayer Cycle:

Today we pray for Scarborough Bluffs United Church, Scarborough, Woodbridge United Church, Sprucedale United Church and Churchill United Church, Innisfil

Prayers:

A Prayer During Times of COVID-19: A prayer during times of COVID-19 by the Right Rev. Richard Bott

Minute for Mission:

Rural & Homeless: Gary's Story

In rural communities, poverty can be hard to spot. People rarely ask for money on the street. There are no downtown cores to gather in and few, if any shelters, to turn to. Lack of public transit and nearby resources means that too often people are left to suffer alone. Gary would have starved or frozen to death without House of Lazarus, a Mission & Service partner, stepping up to help. This story highlights the unique face of poverty in rural communities and the many ways your Mission & Service gifts are making a difference.

Arts & Faith: Lent

Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent with Arts & Faith: Lent. Each week we’ll provide a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art.

Week 5 of Lent

Lenten Daily Devotional Book and Study Group

Praying in Colour: Making the Lenten Journey - Calendar Templates

Where Were You?

In this excerpt from the new Lenten devotional "Faithfully Yours: Letters for the Wondering," Bri-anne Swan reflects on the perennial question, “God, where were you?”

Bulletin cover ...

Images used in worship video...

Come and Find the Quiet Centre –  https://www.myamericannurse.com 

Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My song  -   

Soil of God, You and I  –  Tom Ernst 

Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery – metalsignscanada.com

The hymn recordings today are from…  

More Voices: Audio CD (The United Church of Canada, 2007 and YouTube

Come and Find the Quiet Centre – Musicians of Golden Ears United Church, Maple Ridge, BC. June 28, 2020.  

Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My song - Prelude Music Planner 

Soil of God, You and I – More Voices Festival, Mount Paul United Church, Kamloops BC. November 20, 2006.

Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery – Haewook Kim, February 16, 2021.