March 10 “God’s Generous Heart” Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Israel stands on the border of the Promised Land. They are on the verge of receiving God’s blessings. They are tired, unsure, with parched souls. We begin this 40 day of Lent season seeking God’s blessing. Our spiritual disciplines lead us into the generous heart of God.
March 17 “Imitating” Genesis 15:1-12, Psalm 27 Abram had faithfully waited for God to fulfill God’s promise with out question, until this point. God told Abram to look to the stars. We look to the stars and look for God’s promises to be fulfilled, especially in difficult times. Living with unfulfilled dreams helps us to learn to trust in God.
March 24 “Repenting” Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 This is Mission Sunday. Repent means to turn around. The passage in Isaiah speaks of the time when Israel was in captivity in Babylon and God was calling them to turn back and return to Judah. The offer of food without price, is symbolic of how God would provide for God’s people.
31 “Coming Together” 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Psalm 32 This is Stewardship Sunday. Paul tells us that God is reconciling the world to God. We will look at how we respond to a world that is fractured. The Jewish term Tikkun Olam means to ‘repair the world.’
April Sermon Themes
April 7 Camp Sunday and Communion Sunday. “Appreciating the Great Outdoors” Sermon given by camp staff.
April 14 “Preparing” . Luke 19:28-40, Psalm 118:1-2,19-29 This is Palm/Passion Sunday and noisy offering Sunday The Jewish people filed into the city in order to remember God’s liberation out of slavery in Egypt. This was during the time of Roman oppression. There is a contrast between how Pilate would have entered the city of Jerusalem with a military escort and Jesus entering riding on a donkey. We will join with the crowd in praising the One who Comes in the Name of the Lord. We are joyful but also recognize that Jesus would go to the cross before rising on Easter Sunday. April 18 Maundy Thursday, 7:00 We will have a hand washing service. The service will be in the sanctuary with traditional music. April 21 “Believing” Easter Sunday John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43 We will walk with Mary, Peter and John from grief, fear, doubt, disillusionment, and uncertainty to belief. Peter’s sermon in Acts 10 speaks of believing as well. April 28 Sue Koljeski, our missionary to Ghana will speak.
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