Sunday Church School 11:20 A.M.
Nursery care is available during Services
March 29 – Passion/Palm Sunday
Scripture Reading: Mark 11:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29, Philippians 2:1-11
Sermon Title: “The Joy of Service”
Synopsis: Jesus chose to lay down his life for us. What was his attitude about that choice? Did he choose that path grudgingly, reluctantly, guiltily, sadly, defiantly? Is it possible that he chose the path he chose from a place of joy? In our own lives have we been able to embrace the path of service joyfully?
March 30 – Monday of Holy Week – Prayer Service 12:30-1:00
Scripture Reading: Mark 11:12-25, Mark 11:27-33, Mark 12:1-12
March 31 – Tuesday of Holy Week – Prayer Service 12:30-1:00
Scripture Reading: Mark 12:13-37, Mark 12:28-40, Mark 12:41-49
April 1 – Wednesday of Holy Week – Prayer Service 12:30-1:00
Scripture Reading: Mark 13:1-8, Mark 13:9-13, Mark 13:14-27
April 2 –Maundy Thursday Prayer Service – 12:30-1:00
Scripture Reading: Mark 13:28-37, Mark 14:1-9, Mark 14:10-11
April 2 – Maundy Thursday Communion Service – 7:00 p.m.
Scripture Reading: Mark 14:12-25, Mark 14:26-31, Mark 14:32-52
Sermon Title: “Keep Awake”
Synopsis: As Jesus is praying in the garden he asks the disciples to keep awake, but they fall asleep. The disciples were tired, they were confused; it was easy for them to fall asleep. As we think about our journeys of faith what does it mean to “keep awake” and what makes that so very difficult?
April 3 – Good Friday Prayer & Communion Service – 12:30-1:00
Scripture Reading: Mark 14:53-15:47 & The Seven Last Words
April 5 – Resurrection of the Lord/Easter - Communion
Scripture Reading: Mark 16:1-8, Isaiah 25:6-10, I Corinthians 15:1-11
Sermon Title: “Feasting with God”
Synopsis: What a gift to celebrate communion on Easter. God invites us to the feast of life every day and every time we come to the table. Can you think of a better day to celebrate God’s faithfulness than Easter morning? The question is what keeps us from feasting? What keeps us from celebrating God’s gift of resurrection life? Maybe this Easter we can let go of those struggles.
April 12 – 2nd Sunday of Easter
Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:12-17, Deuteronomy 10:12-18, I Peter 1:1-2
Sermon Title: “Exiles – Chosen and Destined”
Synopsis: What does it mean to be an exiled person? What does it mean to be chosen? What does it mean to be destined? As Peter begins to write to a group of churches in what we now know as Western Turkey he uses these three words in his greeting. How do these three words help us understand our identity as Resurrection/Easter people?
April 19 – 3rd Sunday of Easter – Elder Sue Martin Preaching
Scripture Reading: Psalm 16:5-11, I Peter 1:3-9, I Peter 1:10-12
Sermon Title: “A Living Hope”
Synopsis: As we celebrate the season of Easter it is a great time to reflect on the topic of hope. For you what is hope? Where does your hope come from? Peter writes that in Christ we are given a new birth and a living hope. As you think about your journey following Jesus how has that journey been a new birth and how does it provide a living hope each day? What gets in the way of that birth and hope?
April 26 – 4th Sunday of Easter
Scripture Reading: Psalm 116:12-19 I Peter 1:13-16, I Peter 1:17-25
Sermon Title: “Minds Ready for Action”
Synopsis: How do we prepare our minds to be Resurrection/Easter people? How do we get our mind ready to direct our living in response to the reality of Jesus’ resurrection? Peter suggests that a mind ready for action begins with living a holy life. Where does your mind go when it hears those words “Holy Life”? Does your mind develop a positive image or a negative? What do you think is going on in your mind?
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