Messages on Lent

Messages on Lent

Look UP and Live

Our service this morning on the 4th Sunday in Lent combines the Old Testament story about Moses and the complaining people and the story of Nicodemus and Jesus found in Chapter 3 of John’s Gospel. In both stories, we are invited to “look up and live”. As followers of Christ, we are invited to “look up and live.” In the hymn, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, we hear it this way:Turn your eyes upon Jesus,look full in his wonderful face,and…

All These Words

“All these words” is the opening to the text from Exodus regarding the Ten Commandments. What if these ten words from God were treated as a description of who we are and can be rather than an order? How would our relationship with God change? How would our relationship with all people change? Join us as we worship this morning on this Third Sunday in Lent. We will share the sacrament of Holy Communion this morning. We invite you to…

Walk Before Me

On this second Sunday in Lent, we look at how we are changed by the calling that God has placed upon our lives. We look at the story of Abraham and Sarah and how God called them even in their old age. Our scriptures are Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25 and Mark 8:31-38.

This is the Sign

Water is a constant theme in our scriptures this morning. From the waters of Noah and the flood to the waters of baptism, water is a source of life, cleansing, and new beginnings. Our scriptures are: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25; 1 Peter 3:18-22; and Mark 1:9-15.  

Reset

This is week three of our “stay at home” worship. Today is the Fifth Sunday in Lent. Pastor Wayne invites us to take time to reset as he explores Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Psalm 130.

Hydrate

Our Scriptures this morning from Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-42 have to do with water. In Exodus, the water is necessary for life. In John, the water is necessary for living life abundantly. The water is living water that goes beyond the need for sustenance. This morning, we don’t offer a recording of the sermon. Because of the Coronavirus scare, we offer a video of the modified Morning Prayer and Praise service that we conducted this morning with no congregation.…

The Need for Change

This morning we start a new sermon series for Lent that we are calling “Boot Camp for the Soul.” Boot camp devalues the “I” while emphasizing the “we.” Lent is like bootcamp in that it helps us to see the need for change in our life and our relationships. Join Pastor Wayne as he helps us understand the need for change as we explore Matthew 4:1-11.

Coming Together

On this 4th Sunday in Lent, we seek to bring together our lives in community as we seek renewal, restoration, and repair of our hearts and minds.