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: 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. Today, we remember how often God’s people have engaged in the sin of sexism.
PEOPLE: Our Scriptures teach us that male and female were both created in God’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 God’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. We have often not done what we should have done. In God’s great love, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!