What a wonderful, enriching experience I had in the Holy Land countries of Israel, Palestine and Jordan February 10- 24! It was a joy to experience this with church member Brenda Kempher. To come back and go right into Lent is beyond words.
This is especially true as our series this Lent is “The Way”. In this series we will retrace the steps of Jesus from his baptism, to the times he was tempted and to experiences he had in ministry. We were at many of these places on our trip! We will explore what happened in these sights and what they say to us today.
I encourage you to read the scripture listed below before each Sunday. I also encourage you to pick up a copy and use the daily devotional book, “The Way”. If you can provide $8 beyond your usual giving it would be appreciated though not required!
March 1: Mark 1:9-13 and Mathew 4:1-11
- Jesus Baptism and Temptation: Jordan River and in the Wilderness
March 8 Mark 1:21-28, 32-34 and Mark 2:1-5
-Jesus Healing Ministry at Capernaum
March 15 Matthew 5:1-2a, 7:24-29
-Jesus at the Mountain
March 22 Luke 5:1-11, Mark: 35-41
-On the Water
March 29 John 4:3-10
April 5 Palm Sunday, Mark 11:7-10
This leads us into Holy Week with services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. See next month’s newsletter for specific times.
I want to thank the Rev. Bill Kreichbaum and Vicki Charter for giving the message while I was away. I also want to thank all those who stepped up even more than usual to ensure all were welcomed and things went smoothly.
See you Sunday! - Pastor Jackie Roe