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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Call to Worship | Psalm 121 (NRSV, pluralised)


We lift up our eyes to the hills—
  from where will our help come?
Our help comes from the Lord,
  who made heaven and earth.


He will not let our feet be moved;
  he who keeps us will not slumber.
He who keeps Israel
  will neither slumber nor sleep.


The Lord is our keeper;
  the Lord is our shade at our right hand.
The sun shall not strike us by day,
  nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep us from all evil;
  he will keep our lives.
The Lord will keep
  our going out and our coming in
  from this time on and forevermore.

I Lift My Eyes Up

By Brian Doerksen. Arranged by Andres Perez.

We lift our eyes up to the mountains
Where does our help come from?
Our help comes from you maker of heaven
Creator of the earth

Oh how we need you Lord
You are our only hope
You’re our only prayer
And we will wait on you
To come and rescue us
Come and give us life

We lift our eyes up to the mountains
Where does our help come from?
Our help comes from you maker of heaven
Creator of the earth
Oh how we need you Lord
You are our only hope
You’re our only prayer
And we will wait on you
To come and rescue us
Come and give us life

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy

Corporate Prayer

Revised from “Follow the Example | Patrick” in Celtic Daily Prayer, Volume 2

We call all heaven to witness today that we have put on Christ.
We choose no other Lord than the maker of heaven and earth.


This day we walk with him and he will walk with us.

We fasten close to us this day
   the same Jesus who came to us as flesh and blood
   and was himself baptized in the Jordan River.
He died upon a cross to rescue us
   and broke free from death, its conqueror.
He left us, to return the more certainly.

This day we walk with Him and He will walk with us.
We arise today, and put on Christ.


Patrick’s Breastplate

Lyrics: attributed to St Patrick | Tune: Andrew Lamberton

I arise today with God’s strong hand to guard me
I arise today with God’s way to lie before me
I arise today with God’s shield to protect me
I arise today through a mighty strength

I arise today with God’s eyes to look before me
I arise today with God’s ear to listen to me
I arise today with God’s words to speak for me
I arise today through a mighty strength

   Christ is with me, before me and behind me
   Christ is in me, beneath me and above me
   Christ when I lie down, when I sit, and when I wake
   And Christ in every heart who thinks of me

I arise today in the faith of sins vanquished
I arise today in the hope of resurrection
I arise today with a love that knows no limits
I arise today through a mighty strength

Testimony

Sage Buckner

Be Thou My Vision

Lyrics (revised): Mary E. Byrne | Music (Slane): traditional Irish melody

Be thou my vision O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me save that thou art
Thou my best thought by day or by night
Waking or sleeping thy presence my light

Be thou my wisdom and thou my true word
I ever with thee and thou with me Lord
Thou my great Father and I thy true child
Thou in me dwelling, to thee reconciled

Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight
Be thou my dignity, thou my delight
Thou my soul's shelter and thou my high tow'r
Raise thou me heav'n-ward, O Pow'r of my pow'r

Riches I heed not nor vain empty praise
Thou mine inheritance now and always
Thou and thou only, first in my heart
High King of Heaven my treasure thou art

High King of Heaven, my victory won
May I reach heaven's joys O bright Heaven's Sun
Heart of my own heart whatever befall
Still be my vision O Ruler of all

Scripture | Luke 15 (NIV)

The Parable of the Lost Sheep
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

The Parable of the Lost Coin
“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

The Parable of the Lost Son
Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

“The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

“Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

“The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

“‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

Homily | God's Occasion for Celebration

Allysen Mahaffey | MDiv Student

Come to the Feast

Jeff Lawson © 2012

Go to the highways and hedges
Go to the farthest of fields
Go and compel the sick and well
For our Father’s house will be filled

Go to the streets of the city
Bring in the crippled and blind
All who would taste this banquet of grace
Must come and waste no more time

Come to the feast, come to the table
The great and the least, the rich and the poor
Come to the feast, come to the table
Come and hunger no more

In the robe of the Lamb you’ll be covered
Dressed in His pure righteousness
For all of your guilt, His blood it was spilt
So come, by your Father be blessed

Blessing | St. Patrick's Breastplate

I arise today through the strength of Heaven,
   Light of sun,
   Radiance of moon,
   Splendour of fire,
   Speed of lightning,
   Swiftness of wind,
   Depth of the sea,
   Stability of earth,
   Firmness of rock.

I arise today through God’s strength to pilot me,
   God’s eye to look before me,
   God’s wisdom to guide me,
   God’s way to lie before me,
   God’s shield to protect me.

Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise, Christ to shield me

Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me
May the salvation of the Lord be ever with me. Amen.



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