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.

Second Sunday in Lent Bulletin

Shining Waters Regional Council Prayer Cycle:

Today we pray for St. Andrews' United Church, Markham, St Paul's United Church, Orillia and Taiwanese United Church, Toronto.

Prayers:

Growing Pains: A Lenten prayer from Why I Believe: Daily Devotions on Faith & Discipleship.

Minute for Mission:

When A Roof Is More Than A Roof

When is a roof more than a roof? This isn’t a trick question. Buying a roof isn’t exciting. It isn’t particularly inspiring, either. But it is necessary, because it allows exciting, inspiring things to take place safely beneath it. Thanks to your gifts through Mission & Service, West Haven United Church Camp was able to repair the roofs of their registration and cookhouse. A roof is more than a roof when it facilitates the sharing of food, friendship and faith. This story is about how vital “core funding” is to the organizations Mission & Service supports.

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 2 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?”

Images used in worship video... 

Morning Has Broken - Winter Morning sunrise landscape. Photo by Public Domain. 

Hope of Abraham and Sarah  -  Isaac and Family, by Griffith Foxley. 

O World of God – travelettes.net 

Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery – metalsignscanada.com  

The hymn recordings today are from…  

More Voices: Audio CD (The United Church of Canada, 2007), Sing Hallelujah! Volume 3 (produced by Ralph Milton, The United Church of Canada, 2015) and Voices United Accompaniment Collection Volume 3 (performed by Lydia Pedersen, The United Church of Canada, 2009)

Morning Has Broken – Jim and Jean Strathdee & Friends 

Hope of Abraham and Sarah – McDougall United Church Choir, Edmonton, AB. Lauressa Pawlowski, director. November 3, 2006. 

O World of God – Lydia Pederson 

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