It’s the first Sunday of Lent! Lent begins with the Holy Spirit leading Jesus into the wilderness to be tested by the devil. Which brings up all kinds of questions. Like, why did Jesus need to be tested? Who is the devil? What does this temptation story mean for us?
Prelude – Jean Herrera Welcome – Adam Lighting of the Peace Candle - Melanie and Jessica All: We pray for peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our communities, in our nations, and in our worlds. Scripture Readings – Luke 4:1-12 Call to Worship One: We might be entering the season of Lent feeling arid and dried out from anxiety, pain, and injustice. All: And yet, God is hydrating our spirits. One: We might be wandering, feeling lost, like we have no direction. All: And yet, God is guiding us in the wilderness. One: We might be fearful, wondering what comes next. All: And yet, God is surrounding us with peace. Jessica/One: We might be feeling arid, aimless, and anxious. Melanie/All: But the Spirit of Strength will never leave our side. Amen. Children’s Moment Passing of the Peace Song: Simple Gifts Offering Prayers Sermon - Jesus, Satan, and Power Communion Benediction May God bless you and keep you. May God’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May God look upon you with kindness and bring you peace. This day and forever more. Amen -Numbers 6:24-26