Bread for the Journey Series- Ash Wednesday
Scripture: Genesis 3:17-19
Message: “Bread for the Journey”
Invitation to Worship: from “Bread for the Journey”
Leader: Blessed are you, O Lord, our God, king of the universe
People: You bring forth bread from the earth
Leader: Lord Jesus, you invite us this Lent to take up our cross and follow you
People: You promise that in losing our lives, we will find them
Leader: Help us to journey with you to the cross
People: Give us bread for our journey
Leader: Jesus Christ is the bread of life; whoever eats of this bread will live forever
All: We feast on you, O Lord. You have the words of eternal life. Amen.
Opening Prayer: by Rev. Mindi
We have gathered here, loving God,
to mark the season of Lent,
to begin that journey to the cross.
We have gathered here to repent of our sins
publicly and privately.
We have gathered here to be in the presence of one another,
where we can draw strength,
knowing that wherever two or three of us are gathered,
You are present among us.
Guide us throughout these forty days
as we journey deeper into Your embrace,
and as we journey to the cross,
let us put to death those things
that separate us from each other and from you.
May we know Your presence is always with us,
the power of Your transformative love is within us,
and may we know Your grace surrounds us
and is beyond us.
In the name of Jesus,
our companion on this journey of faith, we pray. Our Father…
Theme: As we begin any journey, we prepare with all the things we need, and we leave the things we don’t