Sunday Worship for March 7, 2021: The Third Sunday of Lent.

Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another:

Most Merciful God:

We confess: That we are captive to sin And cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, By what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole hearts; We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, So that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, To the glory of your holy name. AMEN

Lord Take my hand and lead me upon life’s way. Direct, protect and feed me from day to day; Without your grace and favour I go astray; So take my hand O Saviour, and lead the way.

Lord, when the shadows lengthen and night has come I know that you will strengthen my steps toward home; And nothing can impede me, O blessed Friend! So take my hand and lead me unto the end.

Psalm 19: The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat. The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

HYMN OF THE DAY: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer’s ear! It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds And drives away all fears.

O Jesus, shepherd, guardian, friend, My Prophet, Priest and King. My Lord, my life, my way, my end, Accept the praise I bring.

How weak the effort of my heart How cold my warmest though; But when I see thee as thou art, I’ll praise thee as I ought.

Till then I would thy love proclaim With every fleeting breath; And may the music of thy name Refresh my soul in death!

Sending hymn: WOV 773 – Send me Jesus

Send me Jesus, Send me Jesus. Send me Jesus, Send me Lord

Lead me Jesus, lead me Jesus, Lead me Jesus, lead me Lord.

Fill me Jesus, fill me Jesus, Fill me Jesus Fill me Lord

Thank you for being part of worship today. This worship service was recorded during in person worship at St Paul Lutheran Church Neustadt.

For those who have the means please continue to support the ministries and expenses of the South Grey Bruce Lutheran Parish: St Paul Neustadt; St Matthew Mildmay and St Paul’s Normanby.

Serving today: Presiding pastor – Rev. Pam McNeil; Worship Assistant – Rob Rekopf; Musician – Marlene Dietz, Hymn leader – Dave Dietz; Caretaker – Eriz Zimmerman

Published by paulandapolloswork

pastor for South Grey Bruce Lutheran Parish.

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