April 3rd, 2022 – “Outrageous extravagance”

Mary washing Jesus' feet
2022-04-03 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM - "Outrageous extravagance"

Dear all,

Grace is sometimes hard to stomach. It seems excessive, reckless, over the top.  Impractical or unnecessary. That is what bothered the older brother about his father’s behaviour last week in relation to the undeserving son. This week it is Judas who gets upset with Mary’s extravagant lavishing of love on Jesus.  The perfume is as outrageously expensive as her uncovered hair is scandalous. But Jesus handles an awkward situation with grace and affection. Grace is met with grace in a way that points to the God’s kingdom in the days leading up to his death.

Order of service

SUNDAY, April 3, 2022 Lent 5
PWS&D Lenten Liturgy
Hymn 174: “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness”
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace and Lord’s Prayer
Responsive reading: Psalm 126
Philippians 2: 12-18
Anthem: “Psalm 126”
John 8: 1-8
Hymn 87: “When God restored our common life”
Meditation: “Outrageous extravagance”
Hymn 637: “Take my life and let it be”
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 202: “We lay our broken world”
Go now in peace