With the church campus closed we’re finding new ways to connect, learn, and grow this Lent.
We will be adding more options to this page so please keep checking!
Lectio Divina: Join David Partington, live via Zoom, Mondays at 11 am. Contact David for Zoom link and more information.
Join a study of Paul’s letter to the Romans, live on Zoom at 5:30 pm Tuesdays. Contact leaders Walt Howell and Doug Key for the Zoom link. The group is using the book “Genesis to Revelation: Romans” by Robert Jewett, available on Amazon.
Pray in Place Wednesday at noon: Join our community prayer at noon. If you like, use this Prayers of the People from worship: God of abundance, you are the source of all life, the sustainer of the world you so love. We give you thanks for the signs of life around us, even as we wait and wonder. For the changing seasons and the beauty of the emerging springtime… For simple pleasures of meals that feed the body and conversation that feeds the soul… And for all those who provide help and healing during times of uncertainty. Loving God, grant life this day to all those who dwell in the valley of the shadow of death. Comfort those who mourn, protect those who are vulnerable, uplift those who are downtrodden. Grant your strength to all those who are working for the flourishing of all life: for nurses and doctors and hospital workers; for first responders and caregivers and hospice workers; for those who keep our shelves stocked and our spirits strong. And for this community of faith, we pray for your Spirit’s presence in our homes and in our lives. We pray all these things in the name of your Son Jesus Christ; Amen.
Wednesday Vespers: See Keith Dove’s April 1 vespers message here. Vespers is on Facebook Live Wednesdays at 6, with video posted to web site by 9 am Thursdays.
Sandie Gravett starts a new video series, Christ Crucified and Risen: Stories of the Faithful. Begins with reflection on the hymn Beneath the Cross of Jesus from Lane Ridenhour, music leader for the Young Men’s Bible Class.
Matt Logan curates TED Talks Faith: Kayla Montgomery was a cross country, indoor, and outdoor track state champion from Mount Tabor High School. During her 8th-grade year, she was diagnosed with MS. Kayla’s courage is inspiring and her perspective gives us an example of how to think about bad news. Watch Kayla Montgomery’s talk “Multiple Sclerosis Made Me a Better Runner.” Then consider these questions and close with the prayer:
- Kayla collapses after most of her races. Coach Cromwell is there to catch her. Who or what do you rely on when you ‘need to be caught?’
- What is the balance of avoiding making bad news some sort of opportunity and understanding the tender network of reliance when you receive bad news?
- Is the Church somewhere you can go when you receive bad news? Do you feel that our church is a web of connectedness that can catch you?
All praise and thanks to you, eternal God of life, for the wonders of creation and all the possibilities that emerge through new patterns of connection. May we always rise to the invitations of your grace to us the gifts of knowledge and healing for the good of the human community. Bless us with the spirit of justice and love. We ask this in your name. Amen.
Lenten Matthew 25 Study: Frank Dew’s latest talk shifts PC(USA)’s Matthew 25 vision to a Matthew 25 mission. See the full March 29 talk here, complete with action and reflection questions at the end. You can also watch an earlier sermon from Frank, “When Did I See You?”, here.
Lenten Devotional: See this week’s Lenten Devotional from Jill Duffield of The Presbyterian Outlook here.
Lenten Yoga: Our member Nathan Vercaemert has been leading this experience for youth. The series continues this week online. >Watch Week 5, Love, here.
Journal Prompts for Teens: Download here.
Virtual Field Trips: Thirty of the world’s most spectacular sites in God’s creation, available right here.
Story Time: Lisa Witherspoon reads “When God Made Light” by Matthew Paul Turner. >Watch Story Time here.
Godly Play: Godly Play videos offer a child-centered experience. >Watch this week’s lesson: Palm Sunday.
Make Your Own Resurrection Eggs for your at-home Easter egg hunt.
See our Lenten Practices Calendar here.