Sunday, 10 March 2013

Lenten Services and Upcoming Events:
March 24: Palm Sunday.  Services at 9:00 and 11:00
March 28: Maundy Thursday Svc 7:00 pm
March 29: Good Friday 11:00 am
March 30: Easter Vigil 7:00 pm
March 31:  Easter  11:00 am

Next Sunday: (Lent 5)
Two purple candels and the Christ candle are lit prior to the service
Reader: On this fifth Sunday in Lent, we move ever closer to Good Friday and Jesus' suffering and death.
All: And yet in the midst of the darkness of Lent, both Jeremiah and Jesus speak to us a word of hope.
Reader: Jeremiah speaks of a new relationship, a new covenant that will be experienced between God and the people.  Jesus reminds us, "Only if a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies will it bring forth fruit." Let us consider what in our lives must die in order that fresh growth and a reneweed spirit might be born in us.
(5th candle is extinguished)
Let us pray:
All: Loving God, you call us from darkness and despair, to life and hope. help us to die to sin. Open us to the possibility of new life, which can spring forth from the darkness of the old.  Amen.