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Lent News & Events

Lent News & Events

The forty days of Lent, plus the six Sundays, are a time for each of us to grow spiritually and experience a reawakening of our relationship with God. Traditionally it is a time of prayer, fasting and giving. Here are some events and ways to journey towards the cross this year.

feasting through lent

Feasting through Lent

2/14/16 – 3/20/16
Lent is a season of 40 days, not counting Sundays, as we prepare for Easter through prayer, fasting and giving. In this sermon series as we journey with Jesus towards the cross, we will consider what words and practices we might feast on as well as those to fast from.

Feb 14 – Courage – Luke 4:1-13
Feb 21 – Compassion – Luke 13:31-35
Feb 28 – Patience – Luke 13:1-9
Mar 6 – Forgiveness – Luke 15:11-32
Mar 13 – Appreciation – John 12:1-8
Mar 20 – Trust – Luke 19:28-40, 23:32-46

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Pastors Keyboard - January 2016

January – From the Pastor’s Keyboard

Dear Friends in Christ,

Adrian and I would like to thank you all for your cards and love showered on us this Christmas season. What a blessed time we had this Advent, from a quick trip to England to celebrate Adrian’s mom turning 100, to the Pageant and two wonderful Christmas Eve services, to seeing the ways that you all reached out to embody Christ’s love to our neighbors at Women of Worth and Hospitality House. I am excited to see how God’s love will move among us in 2016.

Why? Making Sense of God’s Will

1/3/16 – 1/24/16
Our January sermon series is Why? Making Sense of God’s Will. Why does God allow us to suffer? Does everything happen for a reason? Where is God when we pray and no answer seems to come, or when a community is destroyed by a natural disaster, or when violence tears nations apart? If God is all powerful, why doesn’t God fix it? Why by Hamilton

This series is based upon they book Why? by United Methodist pastor Rev. Adam Hamilton.

Jan 3 – Why Do the Innocent Suffer?  – Job 1:13-22
Jan 10 – Why Do My Prayers Go Unanswered? – Psalm 22:1-11
Jan 17 – Why Can’t I See God’s Will for My Life? – Romans 12:1-2, Colossians 1:9-10
Jan 24 – Why God’s Love Prevails – Romans 8: 28, 35, 37-39

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Stand-Alone Sermons 2016

Stand-Alone Sermons 2016

Here you will find the sermons that were preached in 2016 to stand on their own, rather than in a series.

January 31 – Great Expectations – Luke 4:14-30
February 7 – Visions from the Mountain Top – Luke 9:28-36
May 29 – Proclaiming Justice – Micah 6:6-8, Matthew 9:9-13
June 5 – Sing a New Song – Psalm 96
June 12 – The Spirit Pours Forth – Galatians 5:22-26
June 19 – Thirsty Souls – Psalm 42
July 24 – The Loving Parent – Luke 15:11-32
July 31 – Emmaus Road Prayer Experience – Luke 24:13-35
September 4 – Enslaving our Kinfolk – Philemon 1-25
September 11 – Lost and Found – Luke 15:1-10
September 18 – Bent in Half – Luke 13:10-17
November 13 – Rejoice! – Psalm 100 & Philippians 4:4-9
November 20 – Following Jesus: The Hard Stuff – Jeremiah 31:33-34

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advent news & events

Advent News

We have lots going on this advent! Our advent sermon series is Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas. Alongside our Advent sermon series Sent comes a book of devotions. Read one reflection each day during advent. Pick up your copy from the church office. Suggested donation: $5. Our small group study on Sent is being…