Lent 2021: Week one, Feb. 21-27

The Lord is in our church

WORSHIP

First Sunday of Lent, Feb. 21: Jill Duffield preaches from Luke 4:14-30. Worship service on video.

Color the church (from your kit or print here) and attach it to the purple ribbon banner.

Children’s Church School: The practice of prayer, for families with elementary age children. On Zoom at 9:30 am; link in weekly family email or contact Lisa Witherspoon.

PRAYER WALK

Jill guides our prayer around the campus in an audio recording. Listen from home or walk at church. Please be safe – wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

PILGRIMAGE

What keeps us warm and cool — a video tour beneath the Sanctuary.

POINT OF VIEW

Dolly Jacobs talks with members about what the church means to them.

Bob Beall 

Adelaide Fortune McIntosh

Molly Mullin

John Redhead

SERVICE

Write a note to someone in the church who has had a positive impact on you.

Select a family you don’t know from the church directory and send them an encouraging note.

SPECIALS

The Rise of Anti-Semitism in America: Rabbi Fred Guttman talks about Christian roots of Anti-Semitism in the first of a two-part webinar, Wednesday at 5:30 pm on Zoom. Contact Yolanda Baxter for link.

Life Together: See Jill Duffield’s introduction to our All-Church Read. Learn the backstory from Discipleship Director Matt Logan. Small groups have 12 spaces available; sign up. Weekly discussion questions here.

Music to explore on our Spotify playlist. 

Family activity calendar for Lent

 “It’s OK not to be OK” webinar on teen anxiety, Sunday at 7 pm. Registration full; contact Yolanda Baxter if you need the link.

Anne Albert, Worship Coordinator

reflection: The Most Ordinary of Places | Anne Albert

“Surely the Lord is in this place – and I did not know it!” How often do we miss the presence of God among us? Jacob’s words in this ancient story are still true. Particularly this year when we have been unable to gather as a church in our sanctuary, our chapel, or in the Life Center. We have continued to worship faithfully, albeit virtually, though for some of us this has fallen short of what we have known as worship, as fellowship, as being the church.

Read Anne’s entire post on our Lent blog

Almighty God, we thank you for your continuous presence with us and we thank you for your church. As we begin our journey through the darkness of Lent we cling to the promise – Surely the Lord is in this place, wherever that place may be! Give us eyes to see your glory and ears to hear your words spoken to us as we seek you in new ways. May your presence guide us now and throughout our Lenten journey. Amen.