The Third Sunday in Lent


Call to Worship

One: You are invited on this next step of our Lenten journey.
All: We follow the God who took on flesh and walked this earth to show us the way.
One: Jesus scatters our false notions of discipleship.
All: We come seeking to follow God’s way of justice.
One: God took on flesh to disrupt and overturn systems of corruption.
All: We come willing to be overturned, turned around, and our points of view adjusted.
One: Come and worship the God who teaches us another way.
All: We come to follow in the way of restoration.

Hymn: “I am a child of God”
Words and music by Bruce and Cheryl Harding.
© 2002 Evensong Worship Resources. OneLicense #119594

Welcome & Gathering Prayer
concluding with sung Lord’s Prayer

Prayer of Confession

Extinguishing the Lenten Candle

Sung Kyrie (Lord, have mercy)
Music: The Iona Community © 1995, GIA Publications
One License #37802

Time with the Young at Heart

Hymn: “When Christ went to the Temple”
WORDS: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, 2015 MUSIC: Trad. Welsh Melody, Hymnau a Thonau, 1865. Words © 2015 Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. Published by The General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church


 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25 read by Jen Almeida
John 2: 13-22 read by Andy Reist

Sermon:  “Holy Anger”

Musical Reflection: “May the anger of Christ be mine”
Performed by Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Words & Music by Colin Gibson © 1994, Hope Publishing Company.  One License # 52982 

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Community Partner Video – The Food Bank Region of Waterloo

Presentation of our offering

Invitation to Offering

Offertory: “When we are singing
performed by Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Words Kevin T. Padworski, Music Traditional Mexican hymn arr. Padworski © 2017 Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License

Doxology: “All we are, we lay it down”
Words and music Adam Howard
© Adam Howard/
CCLI #5314906

All we are, we lay it down,
for you, our God and friend;
Take our lives into your hands,
here we are to send.

Search our hearts, and you will find
willingness to serve
For your cross has covered us
with grace we don’t deserve.

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Hope

Expression of Gratitude to Gordon Coyne, Chair of the Transition Committee by Mark Harper

Hymn #199: “If I have been a source of pain”
Words: Sara M. de Hall, based on text by C. Maude Battersby (19th-20th cent.); translation, Janet W. May (20th cent.)   Music: CAMACUA, Pablo Sosa (1933-)  Words: translation, © The Pilgrim Press, 1992. One License #36695


Lenten Sending Song: “Broken” (v.3)
Words and music: John Coleman
© 2004, The Iona Community, Wild Goose Publications

Travel, each of us travel,
Companions together walking the way.
Beauty, discovering beauty.
Lighting the darkness, surprising us all.


Worship Leaders: The Rev. Hugh Donnelly, The Rev. Courtney Crawford, Mary-Catherine Pazzano

Tech Team: Kathleen Forde, Stephen Kauk, Jamie McManus

Knox Waterloo: CCLI License # 2580326. One license A-713805  Images and videos used with permission.