Message: We are tired of meaningless living.
Theme: We open ourselves to God moving us from our prison of bitterness and despair as we affirm that we need Jesus to work within us to transform us.
Purpose: We will practice letting go.
Practice: Awareness that we live in the past.
Scriptures: Proverbs 30:1-9 Weary of foolishness, wanting to know the Lord and wisdom.
Matthew 4:1-11 The Temptation of Jesus
Questions: What causes us to be burned out and weary? How do we deal with feelings of dissatisfaction with our circumstances and our lives? How do we move from focusing on what is not satisfying to rediscovering our true joy in Christ? What causes us to be unhappy with our current state of living? In what ways will engaging in practices of fasting and prayer give us direction to change our lives? What do we need to do in order to begin to learn new direction for our mind and our soul?
Description for Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)
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Song Glory to God Hymnal #453 “Open your Ears, O Faithful People”
TEXT: Willard F. Jabusch, 1966; rev. 1982; © 1966, 1982 Willard F. Jabusch (Published by OCP)
MUSIC (YISRAEL V’ORAITA 22.214.171.124 with refrain): Hasidic melody; arr. Evangelical Lutheran Worship, 2006;
Arr. © 2006 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. First Presbyterian Church, FDL OneLIcense #A-730666
Hymn Glory to God Hymnal #819 “Be Still My Soul”
TEXT: Katharina von Schlegel, 1752; trans. Jane Laurie Borthwick, 1855, alt.
MUSIC (FINLANDIA 10.10.10.10.10.10): Jean Sibelius, 1899; arr. The Hymnal, 1933, alt.; arr. © 1933,
ren. 1961 Presbyterian Board of Christian Education (admin. Westminster John Knox Press)
Liturgists: Henry Hayes