5th Sunday in Lent

eastman johnson in the fields

In the Fields, Eastman Johnson, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,

     then were we like those who dream.  Psalm 126

This line, from the Psalm for Sunday, refers to life inspired by the word of God. We are people of the word. God speaks through the word.

The atheists are right when they claim that God “does not exist”.  The God of the Bible, and the God of our Christian faith speaks. It’s not a question of existence. God that exists would be of no use to anyone. The Lord God speaks.

When God’s people listen to God’s voice, things go well for them and for those around them. When they refuse to listen, the opposite. This is the general theme for the people who seek God in the multifaceted word, alive in creation, recorded in the scripture and especially in the life of Jesus, offered in the assembly of believers gathered for worship.

On Sunday we continue our discussion of the order of worship. We have come to the reading of the word, which is our first and primary destination. Following from the reading of the word are three responses:  the sermon, the creed and the prayers. We’ll also talk about why we stand up and sit down all the time.

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 13

Family Promise host weeks continue. Youth of our congregation will be collecting quarters to do the laundry after the hose weeks next Sunday. A fishbowl for your quarters is set out on the table in the narthex. Check under the cushions of your couch and under the seats of your car.

The children will decorate Easter baskets with Kim Poler from Beehive Art.  Bring in chocolate bunnies, sidewalk chalk, bubbles and mom socks for the baskets.

The council meets Monday, March 14 at 7:30 pm.

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