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March 10, 2019 Worship

First Sunday of Lent

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

Scripture: Matthew 18:15-35 (p. 897-8, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21-22)

Message: Forgiveness

Theme: Forgiveness means accepting the imbalance of justice and moving on with your own life.

Hymns We Will Sing:

  • HYMN #306   “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”     (DENNIS)
  • HYMN #529   “Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether”   (UNION SEMINARY)
  • HYMN #754    “Help Us Accept Each Other”       (BARONITA)

Prayer of the Day: God, you have forgiven us a world of transgressions. Make us likewise gracious to those who are in debt to us, showing them the mercy which you offer to all. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Reflections for March 9, 2014

Matthew 4:1–11

As part of Jesus’ – and our own individual – spiritual journey, Jesus goes into the Spirit wilderness, where he’s tested. It’s during this time that Jesus chooses who he will be and whose he will be with his responses to the tempter’s suggestions. The decisions we face about how we live our lives today are no different. The choices we make about what will feed us and sustain us physically and spiritually can reflect God’s love in our lives.

This week – As you start your Lenten journey, choose a “wilderness” area in your life – perhaps a dark place where temptations (physical or spiritual) seem to creep up on you. Invite God into this wilderness and depend on God when you are tempted.

Seasons of the Spirit, Wood Lake Publishing

Reflections for March 2, 2014

Matthew 17:1–9

The Transfiguration is an awesome moment in scripture. Jesus is transformed in a bright cloud; Moses and Elijah appear alongside him. Jesus is revealed again as God’s son as God speaks to Peter, James, and John saying, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased.” With the disciples, we are witnesses to Jesus’ light. We are overcome with the mystery of God’s son dwelling among us. In the Season after the Epiphany we’ve journeyed with Jesus as he’s taught us about God’s love and lived the light of that love among us. As this season draws to a close, we’re challenged to carry that light forward and be a witness to God’s love in the world.

Something to think about, talk about, or do:  This week look for the transformations happening around you. What is changing in nature? What is
changing in your relationships with friends or family? How are you changing and how have you been changed during the Season after the Epiphany?

Seasons of the Spirit, Wood Lake Publishing