Worship Service in a Post–read through the Lenten prayer, view the hymns then read or watch the sermon!
Extinguishing the Candles of Lent
LEADER:Â Lent is a time to reflect on our spiritual journeys, how we can follow Jesus more closely and how we have wandered from the Way.Â Today, we remember how often Godâ€™s people have engaged in the sin of sexism.
PEOPLE: Our Scriptures teach us that male and female were both created in Godâ€™s image.
LEADER: One consequence of our rebellion from God is that men seek to rule over women.
PEOPLE: God commanded Moses to give women the same right to earn a living as men had.
LEADER: But women in our society are still paid less than men for the same work.
PEOPLE: Both Old Testament and New are full of women who are filled with the Holy Spirit and lead Godâ€™s people.
LEADER: But many churches still reject the leadership of women. In repentance for how we have fallen into and supported a sinful patriarchy, we extinguish the second candle of Lent.
ALL: We have often done what we should not.Â We have often not done what we should have done.Â In Godâ€™s great love, we are forgiven.Â Thanks be to God!