Friday, March 11, 2011

This Sunday

Set Your Clocks A Head Saturday Night!

First Sunday in Lent

Second Sunday Concert at 9:30
Sermon title is "Discipleship as Obedience, Not Observance"
Sunday School
Completing the Circle
Sermon Talk Back in Fellowship Hall
Youth Group

Second Sunday Concert - March 13 @ 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel featuring Justin Murray singing many of his favorites accompanied by Arthur Zorn on piano.

Sermon Series - Today continues a sermon series that goes through Lent and extends into the the first 2 Sundays of Easter. The series reflects a reformation of the church that responds to some people's desire to focus elements of early Christianity that have been overwhelmed by society and culture. As a jumping off point we are using the book “Saving Jesus from the Church” by Rev. Robin Meyers. This book is a reconstructing of what it means to be a Christian who is intelligent, honest, and faithful. The chapter titles in the order we will use them on Sundays is listed in the Dialogue and on the website. Next week (the 20th) it will be Original Blessing, not Original Sin”. Copies of the book can be ordered through any bookseller. There will be five “Sermon Talk Backs”, the first of which is this Sunday the 13th. Bring a bag lunch or not, these informal conversations will start about 11:30 and go no later that 12:45 in Fellowship Hall. You do not need the book to worship, understand the sermon, or attend the talk backs.

Lenten Book Study - On four Tuesdays in Lent we will study a book written by Brian McLaren, “Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words” to deepen our faith. We will look at his four-stage framework for understanding the spiritual life. We will explore each of these stages and the associated practice starting on March 22 and continuing on March 29, April 5 and 12. Each practice centers on a single, simple word. Come and learn from the words: here, thanks, O, sorry, help, please, when, no, why, behold, yes, and silence. If you want to buy a book at a discounted price of $15, you must have money and order in on March 13. Sign up to purchase during Hospitality. The book is not available until the 15th. We will only buy books that are ordered, no spare copies. You may also buy one from your favorite bookseller.