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Worship Service 10 am

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

2nd week of Lent, Gospel of John Series, Congregational Meeting

Invitation to Worship:

Leader: Be still and know that I am God

All: We worship you O Mighty God

Leader: Let us worship the Lord our God

Opening Prayer: from the PCUSA

All: God of justice and peace, love and life,

we confess that we are often overcome

by the loud and persistent voices of fear and anger.

We do not hear the voice of Jesus, which seems but a whisper.


Worship Leader:

Fear trumpets,

“Kill those whom you fear may kill you.

The strong shall inherit the earth and the rich shall forever rule the earth.”


Pastor Cherie:

Yet Jesus says,

“Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.”


Worship Leader:

Anger proclaims,

“Those who live by the sword shall not only live, but flourish.

Might makes right.”


Pastor Cherie:

But Jesus says,

“Put your sword back in its place,

for all who draw the sword shall die by the sword.”


Worship Leader:

Fear instructs us,

“Forgive no one.

Those who wrong you are wrong; by forgiving them,

you excuse the wrong and only encourage them.”


Pastor Cherie:

Yet Jesus warns us,

“If you do not forgive people their sins,

your Father will not forgive your sins.”


Worship Leader:

Anger declares,

“Hate those who hate you; loving those who hate you

only encourages them to take further advantage of you.”


Pastor Cherie:

But Jesus asks,

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?

Even sinners love those who love them.”


Worship Leader:

Fear shouts out,

“Show everyone how strong we are

so they will be afraid to challenge us.

This is the way to prosper.”


Pastor Cherie:

Yet Jesus asks,

“What does it prosper people to gain the whole world

and lose their life?”



The voices of anger and fear seem so strong,

the wisdom so alluring, the way so sensible and safe.

Still Jesus tells us that there is another way—

the way of peace and justice, the way of love and life.


When we lack the courage to seek your way, O God,

when fear and anger overwhelm our faith,

encourage and embolden us.

Open us, O God, that we may follow the Prince of Peace.

In Jesus’ name, and in his words we pray…”Our Father…


Scripture: John 2: 13-25

Message: “Angry, the Jesus Way”

Theme: Jesus, angry? Surely not! But yes, it is so. What makes Jesus angry and how does he show it?


March 8
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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St. Giles Presbyterian Church


St. Giles Presbyterian Church
205 Linwell Road
St. Catharines, Ontario L2N1S1 Canada
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