Sunday Worship February 18, 2024

Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ!  For this first Sunday of Lent, I hope we can spend time together learning about the concept, the word metanoia. We spoke of Jesus’ transfiguration last week, in part wondering how, through our faith, our lives and even our visages can be transfigured–from sorrow to joy, for example.  With metanoia, we are similarly invited into change.  Lent offers the opportunity for self-reflection and for penitence.  We also can embrace metanoia, which at its most literal translation means changing one’s mind, but in a Christian understanding is the particular change in one’s mind and heart that comes about in repentance.  From distancing ourselves from God and each other, we turn toward God and each other in deeper relationship.  We move from sin and the guilt that comes with it to more certain faith in our forgiveness, as well.  This transformation can be life changing, not only for ourselves but also for those with whom we interact and whom we serve.  How may we, together, deepen in faith and purpose this Lent?

Blessings and peace, Lisa

Worship at Home Materials:  We will be offering worship in-person as well as on Zoom this coming Sunday. Coffee & tea are available after the church service. Masks are suggested in the sanctuary and required during the singing of hymns, as the virus spreads most easily with the projection of droplets.

Psalm 25  p.635  NCH                                    Psalm 25: 1-10                                   

A Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures         Genesis 9:8-17

A Reading from the Epistles                          1 Peter 3:13-22

A Reading from the Gospels                           Mark 1:9-15

Sermon           “Metanoia”                      Pastor Lisa

Below you will find materials to accompany this week’s Sunday Morning Worship via Zoom.  An order of service with scripture readings, to accompany the service, are available by clicking the following links.   

Helpful Hint:  If you are planning to join the Sunday morning worship Zoom call, you might wish to print the following documents prior to joining the call, if you have that capability. 

*A link to the sermon will be shared on our website during the week following the service.

Worship Bulletin:

February 18, 2024
Service of Worship for Home

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Meeting ID: 824 7472 3260
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