Today is the First Sunday of Lent
and our service has been
prepared by Eco Church
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Introduction and Confession
Holy God, you cause rain to fall on the just and unjust. Sometimes we are part of the just, and sometimes we are part of the unjust. You have given us incredible gifts of soil, water, and air that sustain our entire lives.
When we are ungrateful, forgive us.
When we forget to take care of those resources, forgive us.
When we horde these resources and keep them from others who need them, forgive us.
Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us to refresh us and renew us so that we can use the gifts you have grown in us to care for each other and our earth.
In Jesus name, Amen.
Think of a World without any Flowers
Eco Church Team
Show The Love
Bible Reading Psalm 33: 1-9
Bible Reading Genesis 1: 1-5
by guest speaker Andy Moffoot
Upon hearing that a nearby group of churches were using Ruth Valerio’s book “Saying Yes to Life” (left) as a sermon series in Lent, the Eco Church group asked the Rev Andy Moffoot if he’d be willing for us to use his sermon for our service today. Andy is an experienced Methodist Minister living in Reading who has served in Kenya, and in the North of England.
The Summons (Will you come and follow me)
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
For the Beauty of the Earth
And may the blessing of the God who empowers us,
the God who loves us,
and the God who sustains us,
go with us and remain with us
and with our fragile earth and all its people.
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