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Sunday, March 8, 2020 11:00 AM
Second Sunday in Lent
Scriptures include: Genesis 12:1-4a and Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled “Faithfulness as a Character Trait”
The call of God on our lives is to be faithful as God has been faithful to us. Lent is a season we should be examining our own faithfulness. Will we go when we are called? Why or why not? Do we understand the abundance of grace and offer it to ourselves and others? Why or why not? Are we fully aware of just how faithful God is to us? Why or why not? Both of our texts ask good questions we should be asking in Lent.
Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:00 AM
First Sunday in Lent
Scriptures include: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 and Matthew 4:1-11
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled “A Wilderness Path of Righteousness”
God’s mission for humankind was begun in the garden – to be in relationship to God and to do God’s work in this world. But we become distracted and lose sight of that focus, instead latching on to promises of power that harm our souls. Jesus in his temptations shows us another way – while we may never achieve the perfect reaction to temptation like Jesus, even in the midst of brokenness and temptation in this world, we can return to the path of righteousness. That’s what Lent calls us to do – open our souls to forgiveness for when we have failed and given in to temptation, then walk alongside Jesus in the wilderness, staying on the path of love, despite our surroundings.
Scriptures include: Psalm 51:1-17 and Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Dr. Grammer will offer a meditation on the season of Lent and how it has the ability to change our perspective so that we can live into the reality of a closer walk with God for the rest of the year.
Join us as we prepare our hearts to walk alongside Jesus in this season of growth, as we head toward the cross, and ultimately, to Easter morning.
Lenten 40 day prayer guides will be available to pick up in the Narthex on Sunday, February 23rd, and in the chapel entryway on Ash Wednesday.
Join Us for a Service of Worship
Scriptures include: 2 Peter 1:16-21 and Matthew 17:1-9
Rev. Dr. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled “Who do you say that I am?”
Jesus asks his disciples this question, and it takes quite some time before they begin to figure out the answer. Transfiguration of Christ Sunday is an opportunity to remember the very nature of the One we worship. As both a historical person of the first century and the transfigured Holy One on the mountain, we worship someone who is both Christ of history and Christ of faith. This both-and nature means that we can see our own humanity in the person of Jesus, even as we see our reflected image of God in the holiness of his divinity. As we end the season of Epiphany, we are enlightened once again to all Christ’s life, death, and resurrection mean. And, we ready ourselves as Christ did for what is to come as we face the season of Lent, the struggle and pain of Holy Week, and ultimately the power and hope of Easter morning.