The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at Easter. It is a period of 40 days — like the flood of Genesis, Moses’ sojourn at Mount Sinai, Elijah’s journey to Mount Horeb, Jonah’s call to Ninevah to repent and Jesus’ time of testing in the wilderness. (from the PCUSA website)
This week, the fourth Sunday in Lent our 11:00 a.m. worship services continues the sermon series Lost and Loved, in which we are examining Luke, chapter 15, where Jesus paints a portrait of God in three parables.
Rev. David J. Hanna will deliver the sermon Lost & Loved: By Willfulness based on Luke 15:25-32:
In Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son, the younger son runs to a distant country and he is lost from home. This Sunday’s sermon is about the elder son who stays at home but is lost because he chooses a distant country of his own making defined by his sense of unfairness and his anger. A darkened and angry heart is a distant country, too.
Each week, following the service, all are welcome to join together in the Chalice Room for fellowship and light refreshments.
Christian Education Series in the Spotlight – 9:45 a.m. in the Dining Room
A special six-part adult education class is seeking to help us use the days of Lent to grow in our discipleship as followers of Christ.
Some of the areas of discipleship being considered are growth in faith, hope and love, the practice of forgiveness and the life of holiness. Central to the discussion is how we can be Christ’s disciples in contemporary secular society and doing it all alive in the joy-filled Holy Spirit of Christ.
The class is using the Scriptures and the book, Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life by Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury.
Rev. Richard Cassel is facilitating the class.
To get the most out of the class, we suggest you review the class schedule and read the suggested chapters and Scriptures prior to the class. Download the class schedule here.
All regular Christian Education classes and child care will continue to be provided for children and adults alike. You can view the schedule here.
Child care is provided by a trained childcare giver and church members every Sunday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m.