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. (excerpt from the PCUSA Mission Agency where more resources can be found)
This week, the second Sunday in Lent, our 11:00 a.m. worship service will include warm greetings, fine music, a children’s talk, prayer, a reading from John 18:33-38 and the sermon “Clay Jars: Let’s Talk About Church.”
The Apostle Paul knew that, as long as faith in Jesus Christ is tied to the church, we have this treasure in clay jars. Today we will reflect on the fragility and brokenness of the church, yet the church is called to be, as the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), states, “…an exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.”
Following the service we welcome all to join us in the Chalice Room next to the Sanctuary for refreshments and fellowship.
About the Lent Sermon Series “Clay Jars”
The series that comes from the Apostle Paul’s statement, “But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us” (2 Corinthians 4:7). During this Lenten season we will ponder Paul’s wisdom that failure and weakness, hurt and brokenness are not signs of God’s absence, but often prove to be the places where the light shines. This truth is this: We are vessels of God’s love.
About Worship at Calvary
We welcome newcomers and visitors to join us for worship, which is traditional in style and contemporary in spirit, friendly and graciously welcoming, relaxed and engaging. The service includes contributions from members and clergy alike who lead us in a weekly expression of our faith with warm greetings, fine music, a children’s talk and sermons aimed at helping us understand how the teachings of the Bible can be applied to our lives today.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!