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Hingham Congregational Church,
United Church of Christ

Lenten Evening Worship
March 3, 2021 — 7:30 p.m.

Order of Worship
Forty Days and Forty Nights
NCH #205
Forty days and forty nights you were fasting in the wild;
Forty days and forty nights tempted, and yet undefined.

Shall we not your sorrow share and from worldly joys abstain,
Fasting with unceasing prayer, strong with you to suffer pain?

Then if Satan on us press, flesh or spirit to assail,
Victor in the wilderness, grant that we not faint or fail!

So shall we have peace divine: holier gladness ours shall be;
'Round us, too, shall angels shine, such as served you faithfully.

Keep, O keep us, Savior dear, ever constant by your side;
That with you we may appear at the eternal Easter-tide.

Daryl Denelle, Ministry Intern
Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11
The Temptation of Jesus
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.’ But he answered, ‘It is written,
“One does not live by bread alone,
   but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” ’

Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written,
“He will command his angels concerning you”,
   and “On their hands they will bear you up,
so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.” ’
Jesus said to him, ‘Again it is written, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” ’

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, ‘All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Away with you, Satan! for it is written,
“Worship the Lord your God,
   and serve only him.” ’
Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.
Wilderness Days
Rev. Dr. Peter Allen


Special thanks to:
Janet Cappers and Todd Swavey for providing music and
Deacon Paul Jeffrey for reading scripture.