Scripture, Call to Worship & Lectionary

February 25, 2018 10:15 a.m. Worship Service
Second Sunday in Lent Sunday
Scripture:  Philippians 3:13-14
The message will be delivered by Dr. Richard A. Wing
Sermon:  “HOW TO FOLLOW JESUS WITHOUT EMBARRASSING GOD”  Part 1:  How to be a Christian Without Being Weird

 Weekly Lectionary Readings: Year C

 Call to Worship February 25, 2018

Leader: There are some journeys for which we long..

People: But the journey to the cross looks as though it will be difficult.

Leader: The way of discipleship and faith is difficult.

People: We would prefer something easier. We are not ready for this trip.

Leader: Put your hearts at ease.  You are not traveling alone.

People: Perhaps we can accomplish this trip.  At least we will try the first step.




 Scripture February 25, 2018

Philippians 3:13-14 (NRSV)

 13Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.


 Philippians 3:13-14 (MSG)

 One of the Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.

Scripture Snippets:

Exodus 33:12-24 Moses said to the LORD, “See you have said to me, ‘Bring up this people’/ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me.

Psalm 99 The LORD is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.

Philippians 4:6-7 (MGS) 6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Mark 1:9-11 (MSG) 9-11 At this time, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. The moment he came out of the water, he saw the sky split open and God’s Spirit, looking like a dove, come down on him. Along with the Spirit, a voice: “You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life.”