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.

Third Sunday in Lent Bulletin

Shining Waters Regional Council Prayer Cycle:

Today we pray for the Hungarian United Church, Toronto, Stewart Memorial United Church, Lake of Bays, St. Andrew's United Church, Toronto and St. Paul’s United Church, Brampton.

Prayers:

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

Minute for Mission:

Mission And Service Is Faith On The Move

Mission & Service is often described as the lifeblood of our church. That’s because it runs through the veins of everything we do together. If you have ever sung out of a United Church hymnbook, your life has been touched through Mission & Service. If you have been cared for by a United Church minister, Mission & Service has had an impact on you. No matter which region your church is in, there is an organization near you doing life-changing work that is supported through Mission & Service. Learn more about how Mission & Service connects faith and action.

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 3 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?”

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Images used in worship video...

God Who Gives to Life Its Goodness - Photo courtesy: George Desipris/Pexels 

Jesus Christ Is Waiting -  photo by bignai 

He Leadeth Me –  First Alliance Church, Calgary

The hymn recordings today are from…  

Youtube 

God Who Gives to Life Its Goodness – Pacific Spirit United Church Chamber Choir. Vancouver BC. Bryn Nixon, organist. June 27, 2020. 

Jesus Christ Is Waiting - Chet Valley Churches. South Norfolk, England. June 22, 2020. 

He Leadeth Me – Forest Lake SDA Choir, Apopka, Florida. June 15, 2020. 

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