Lent

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Worship:

March 6: Ash Wednesday Worship – 7am & 7pm
April 18: Maundy Thursday – Soup Supper, 6:30pm and Tenebrae Worship, 7:30pm
April 19: Good Friday Worship – 7:30pm

Study:

Join our Lenten book study group for a four week study during Lent.

Book: The Sacred Journey by Frederick Buechner
Thursdays March 7, 14, 21 & 28 – 7pm-8pm
Leaders: Bill Swart & Associate Pastor Susan Sytsma Bratt
Hosts: Home of Lee & Bryan Jones

Understanding God in the Hebrew Bible March 3, 10, 17 – Taught by Sandy Kress
Many students of the Bible encounter language in the Old Testament (and if they’re looking closely,
the New Testament as well) that is troublesome. We see a God who appears vengeful and/or angry
and cruel. We also see characterizations of practices conducted by people in the name of God that
don’t square with our understanding of the nature of the God we worship.

We’ll explore a variety of questions in these sessions:
Where and why do we confront language about God that troubles us? Would our understanding of
the different ways it was interpreted centuries ago and now help us? Is it possible also that the Bible
warns us in sharper language than we like about problems we would just as soon ignore?
Why do we allow a few verses that are rather harsh overwhelmingly shape our view of the God of the
Hebrew Bible even though the vast majority of its verses describe a God who is loving and merciful?
And why do we perceive the NT as so much softer when there are rather harsh verses there, too?
Can intelligent and loving people of both faith traditions come to some common ground on these
issues?

March-April: In life & In Death — March 24-April 14
This series will look at end of life questions, how we might support and care for loved ones, and how
we might get our affairs in order. We will hear from guests as well as the Pastoral Staff about how to
plan a Memorial Service.

March 24: The Conversation Project – Valerie Sanchez guest from Faith & Grief will take us through
this tool which can help one to plan for the end of life.

March 31: Maintaining Connections: How to Talk to Loved Ones: this session is geared toward those
who have loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

April 7: Pastor Bob Heppenstall planning your memorial service part 1.

April 14: Pastor Bob Heppenstall planning your memorial service part 2.