Rev Ed Sunday-Winters – Service
Hal Parker – Musical Director, Piano, Voice
Priscilla Bonney-Smith – Flowers

Sunday Service
(3rd Sunday of Lent)
March 20, 2022

Scripture – Luke 13:1-9 read by Eleanor Guare
Sermon – “Looking for Fruit” by Ed Sunday-Winters

New Century Hymnal – (black)

*Hymn: #425 “For the Fruit of All Creation”
*Hymn: #23 “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”
*Hymn: #586  “Come to Tend God’s Garden”


Welcome & Announcements

*Call To Worship
One: Come, everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters. Come to the wells.
All: Our souls thirst for you, O God.
We lift up our hands and call on your name

One: Come, without money. Come without cost.
Incline your ears and listen for good news.
All: Our flesh faints for you, O God.
Our lips sing praises, beholding your glory.

One: Come, eat good. Come, feast upon true riches.
Be filled with that which sustains you.
All: Our souls are satisfied in you, O God.
In the shadow of your wings, we sing with joy.

Opening Prayer

*Gloria Patri #36
Glory be to the Creator, and to the Christ and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

*Hymn: #425 (New Century Hymnal – black) “For the Fruit of All Creation”

Scripture: Luke 13:1-9 (Read by Eleanor Guare)

Anthem – “What Wonderous Love is This” by Anonymous, voice and organ

Sermon: “Looking for Fruit” by Ed Sunday-Winters

A Time of Silence

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise
God for all that love has done; Creator, Christ, and Spirit, One. Amen.
(If you want to give today, please find the offering plate at either entrance.)

*Prayer of Dedication
ALL: We dedicate these gifts to the nurture of caring relationships with our
neighbors, near and far. Let this offering, and the works of our hands and feet, be
good fruit in the world. Amen

*Hymn: #586 “Come to Tend God’s Garden”

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer (using “debts:” turn to the bottom of page #271 in the green hymnal)

*Hymn: #23 “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy”


*Musical Benediction
Go now in peace, never be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now
in faith steadfast strong and true, know he will guide you in all you do. Go now in love,
and show you believe, reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there,
watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith and in love. Amen, amen, amen.