Sunrise Service at 6.30 a.m. followed by Breakfast Our Easter Sunrise service is at 6.30 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast. Weather permitting, the service will be outside on the lawn as we watch the sun come up. Easter Worship Service at 10 a.m. Our main Easter morning worship is at 10 a.m with Holy…
Dear Friends in Christ, Pictures of flowers are dominating this issue of the Prism. We have a Fellowship Ministries outing to see 17,000 tulips on displayat the Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda Village. On Easter Day, we will be flowering the cross. At the end of the month, Yvonne will be leading a Flower Arranging…
The April issue of the Prism is now available April 2019 Prism
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
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…
Dear Friends in Christ, This year Ash Wednesday is on March 6; this is the day that reminds us of our mortality when an ash cross is marked on our foreheads and we begin the 40-day sacred season of Lent leading up to Easter on April 21. We are traditionally called to mark and use…
The March issue of the Prism is now available. March 2019 Prism
Sermon Series The 40 days of Lent begin this year on Wednesday March 6, and are followed with Easter on, Sunday April 21. 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.…
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.
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
Dear Friends in Christ, By now, I expect that most of you have heard this news that is so difficult to tell you. After much discernment and prayer, Adrian and I have made the decision to move this summer to England to be closer to our English family, especially to my aging parents with my…