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.
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
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.
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.