Worshipfully Speaking – March 2015

Quo vadis? – “Where are you going?” – is the importunate question for Lent.

The baptismal waters are long dry upon our heads—replaced with an ashen smear reminding us once again—that, having left the font of renewing waters, we have begun a journey of following Christ into the wilderness…trusting in God’s gracious promise to be with us the whole way—temptation by temptation—day by day—step by step—to that hill far away at the Holy City of Christ’s death and resurrection.

Each of our gatherings—Prayer and Praise, Sunday School, Worship, Bible Study, even meetings!—are occasions to hear again and ponder….events in which human beings have been blessed by the knowing, forgiving, saving grace of God.  We gather in Lenten solemnity of  penitence and depart in the freeing joy of pardon—and peace.


 
MARCH 1, 2015……………………THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
Psalm 22.22-31 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Romans 4:13.25 Mark 8:31-38
“Got your coat, your keys, cell phone. Got your cross?”
FIRST-SUNDAY SERVICE OF THE EUCHARIST
 
MARCH 8, 2015……………………………THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
Psalm 19 Exodus 20:1-17 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22
“What might Jesus take whip cords to, here? WWJD—H?”
MAIN STREET CENTENNIAL MOMENT: Mr. Bill Pope
 
MARCH 15, 2015…REFRESHMENT SUNDAY…THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Numbers 21:4-9 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21
“Once upon a time, God so loved that He…”
 
MARCH 22, 2015………………..…….THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
Psalm 51:1-12 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33
“Do you really want to see Jesus?”
 
MARCH 29, 2015……PALM SUNDAY…..THE SIXTH SUNDAY IN LENT
Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 11:1-11
“The ‘soft power’ of Jesus’ street theatre”

APRIL 2, 2015.…MAUNDY THURSDAY….THURSDAY OF HOLY WEEK
 Exodus 12:1-14 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-17, 31-33

SERVICE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER, AND ‘STRIPPING THE ALTAR’
Sanctuary – 7:00 PM