March 11, 2018 The Fourth Sunday in Lent – Lent: A Practice of Preparation
On this Fourth Sunday in the Season of Lent (a time to prepare for Holy Week and Easter) we continue our series: Lent: A Practice of Preparation using the sixfold charge: Live simply, love generously, serve faithfully, speak truthfully, pray daily and leave everything else up to God.
Following the Westminster Chimes there is a short piano piece by Imre Szilas.
Sharleen Piereson leads the congregation in prayer and then reads the scripture lesson: Ephesians 4:25-32.
The Westminster Choir leads the congregation in singing Broken Vessels accompanied by the Westminster Trio: Imre Szilas – piano, Bowie Bossendorfer – drums and Twining Campbell – bass guitar.
Rev. Dr. Twining Campbell leads the congregation in the Prayers of the People followed by the Offertory Anthem, “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” sung by the Westminster Choir and accompanied by the excerpt from the Westminster Trio.
The sermon is by Rev. Dr. MarthaCampbell and the Lenten series continues with: Speak Truthfully – using Paul’s rules for life. We tend to think of the 9th Commandment when hear “Speak Truthfully” but Paul helps us to understand how truth is not a judgmental weapon. We should be speaking truthfully to each other, speaking the truth to power as a demonstration of our character and speaking the truth “sweetly” rather than harshly.
Following the Charge and Benediction, by Rev. Dr. Martha Campbell, the service concludes with Imre Szilas playing the Postlude “Litanies” by Jehan Alain