It’s hard to believe that we are already into February! The year is already off to a fast paced start. I want to take a moment to update you on some things that are happening at the church and in our online presence as we move forward.
- We have passed the half-way point of our sermon series for the Season after the Epiphany, Somos del Señor (We Belong to God), which will conclude on February 16. In this lectionary based series we have taken a closer look at the first three chapters of Paul’s first letter to the the church at Corinth and the themes of unity and purpose and the focus on Christ “and him crucified” that we find there. Our themes going forward:
Feb. 9. 1 Corinthians 2:1-16. “With a Demonstration”
Feb 16. 1 Corinthians 3:1-9. “God Gives the Growth”
- On February 23, we will transition from the Season After the Epiphany to the Season of Lent with the Feast of the Transfiguration. The Scripture lesson is Matthew 17:1-9 and the sermon is entitled “Listen to Him!”
- I will provide more information about our direction during Lent in another post. However, I want to mention that the Wednesday morning book study will resume on Ash Wednesday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m. I am excited by this study written by the Rev. Matt Rawle, entitled “The Grace of Les Misérables.” In this study, Matt looks at the themes of Christianity as lived out in the major characters of Victor Hugo’s 19th Century classic novel that has spawned numerous movie treatments and the beloved Broadway musical. There will be more information coming very soon, but in the meantime, here is preview of what to expect. Information about cost will be in this Sunday’s bulletin and posted on here ASAP.
- If you follow our FaceBook presence (and I hope that you do), we will be posting some questions (1 or 2 per week) to provoke engagement with our FaceBook page which will, in turn, boost our visibility in the FaceBook community. The first question, “If you could have coffee with one person from the Bible, of course other than Jesus, who would you choose and why?” was posted this evening and already has a couple of responses.
- As we approach General Conference 2020, the gathering of the World-wide United Methodist legislative body, we will do our best to keep you informed of information from reliable sources moving forward. General Conference meets every four years and this session will meet May 5-15, 2020, in Minneapolis.
As I have stated before, I am blessed to be your Pastor. Thank you for your support and I look forward to serving you going forward.