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Resurrection Hope

Resurrection Hope

Life and love always win! The power of Easter is hope. We are met at the gates of death with a freshness and fullness of life. Peering into the empty tomb forever changes us. Limitless hope and astonishing love embrace us. Easter reaches into the ordinary lives of you and me. We are called to be hope for a hurting world. 

April 21 – Resurrection Hope – John 20:1-18
April 28 Know Doubt– John 20:19-31
May 5 Feed My Sheep – John 21:1-19

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fire drill

April 7 – Emergency Fire Drill

On Sunday April 7, Lake of the Pines is participating in an emergency drill. About 200 emergency vehicles will be arriving in the area at around 8 a.m. Residents of LOP will have the opportunity to participate in the simulated fire evacuation that begins between 9 and 9.30 a.m.  Be aware that the drill also…

cultivating & letting go

Cultivating & Letting Go

Ash Wednesday 3/6/2019 – Good Friday 4/19/2019

Cultivate (verb): to prepare and use for the raising of crops; to foster the growth of; to improve by labor, care, or study; to refine; to further; to encourage.

Let go (verb): relinquish one’s grip on someone or something
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Lent is a season of spiritual gardening, of inviting God to unearth in us what lies fallow, what needs to be tended, and what needs to die for new life to emerge. This Lent, we’re embracing the literal and spiritual practices of cultivating and letting go.

The poetry, art and inspiration for this series comes from A Sanctified Art LLC. Used with permission.

Wed March 6 (Ash Wednesday at Noon & 7 p.m.) – Cultivating Interdependence & Letting Go of Isolation – Isaiah 58:1-12, Psalm 51:1-17 

Sun March 10 – Cultivating Rest & Letting Go of Exhaustion – Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13
Sun March 17 – Cultivating Feelings & Letting Go of Denial – Psalm 27, Luke 13:31-35
Sun March 24 – Cultivating Healing & Letting Go of Haste – Isaiah 55:1-9, Luke 13:1-9
Sun March 31 – Cultivating Grace & Letting Go of Judgment – 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:1-3,11b-32
Sun April 7 – Cultivating Compassion & Letting Go of Discomfort – Isaiah 43:16-21, John 12:1-8
Sun April 14 (Palm Sunday) – Cultivating Acceptance & Letting Go of Comprehension – Luke 19:28-40, Luke 22: 39-46

Fri April 19 (Good Friday at 7 p.m.) – Cultivating Resilience & Letting Go of Betrayal – Psalm 22, John 18:1-19:42

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Lent for Everyone Year C

Lent Devotional 2019

Read through the Gospel of Luke this Lent and read a short reflection each day by N.T. Wright, a retired Anglican Bishop and New Testament scholar. Copies of the daily devotional book Lent for Everyone will be available from February 17 for a suggested $12 donation. Readings start on Ash Wednesday March 6 and finish…

2019 Special Session of the General Conference

2019 Special Session of the General Conference

UPDATE: The Conference has concluded. The Traditional Plan was passed (see below). This plan retains the restrictive language of the Discipline and toughens prohibitions on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy. The judicial council has already indicated that some of the statements that were passed are out of order, so it is unclear what will remain…