Thursday, February 23, 2023

Sunday, February 26, 2023 The First Sunday of Lent


Hymn     Great is Thy Faithfulness #288

Prayer: Most Holy God, before you feel the limitations of our human power and goodness. We thank you that your forgiveness is as eternal as your righteousness. Teach us never to doubt your love, but always to trust in you, through the grace of Jesus Christ. Amen. (a prayer by Ruth C. Duck printed in Bread for the Journey, edited by Ruth C. Duck.)

Scripture Lessons:       Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7

                                     Psalm 32 p.759VU

                                     Romans 5:12-9

Hymn      Grace Greater than all our Sin


Prayer:  Teach us, O God, so to use this season of Lent that we may be drawn closer to you and to our Lord and Saviour, and in fellowship with him may learn to resist sin, to overcome temptation, and to grow in holiness, that our lives may be strengthened for your service and used for your glory. We ask this in Christ’s name. Amen. ( a prayer adapted from one by Frank Colquhoun and printed in Contemporary Parish Prayers, edited by Frank Colquhoun)

Hymn.        Amazing Grace #266 

Following yet another earthquake in Turkey and Syria this past week, I will include the information for donating to the United Church’s Relief Fund again. Donations may be made online through the church’s website, or by phone with a credit card at 1-800-268-3781 ext.2738 or send a cheque to The United Church of Canada, Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response, 3250 Bloor St W, Suite 200, Toronto, On, M8X 2Y4. Please mark “Emergency Response— Türkiye” on the face of your cheque.

The address for e-transfers to Howick United Church has changed. It will no longer be Wilene’s personal account. In stead it will be Please use this instead as it will simplify the transfer of funds into the church account. If you have any problems, please let her know. Thanks. 

Plans are being made for Confirmation Classes to be held. Please contact Barbara if you know someone who would like to participate. 

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