March 19th 2023 -“Hearing Jesus’ Voice”

2023-03-19 "Hearing Jesus' Voice" 11 AM

Dear friends, 

This Sunday Edythe Arnott will be leading us in worship. 

This Sunday marks the fourth Sunday of Lent.  Our readings continue through the Gospel of John, and is taken from John 9: 1-42, where Jesus heals a man born blind.  But why was the man born blind, His disciples ask?  “Was it for his sin or his parent’s that he was born that way?”  After all, the Bible gives many examples of people receiving affliction sent by God for their sins.  But what if His disciples weren’t asking the right question?  One commentator notes: “It is unwise and uncharitable to judge that the sufferings of others are specifically punitive (Matthew 7: 1) or to assume a direct correlation between individuals’ suffering and their degree of guilt (Luke 13: 1-5).  The question put to Jesus presents a false dilemma… [but] Jesus offers a third option.”  

This Sunday as we meditate on Jesus’ encounter with the man born blind, we can think about our own encounter with Jesus and what Jesus has done and is doing for us. 

Order Of Service

Lenten Liturgy
Hymn 203: “When Jesus the healer passed through Galilee”
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Time
Hymn 507: “Break now the bread of life” (vs 3&4 en français)
Responsive reading: Psalm 23
Gloria Patri
1 Samuel 16: 1-13 (en français – English on the screen)
John 9: 1-41 (Narrative reading)
Sermon: “Hearing Jesus’ Voice”
Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Hymn 374: “Oh for a thousand tongues to sing”
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 649: “How clear is our vocation Lord”
Go now in peace