This Sunday in worship…

On this first Sunday of Lent, we remember the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert, discerning his call and preparing for his ministry. How would he spend his precious time on earth?  Would he seek only his own comfort and well-being?  Would he use his gifts and abilities to display his own power or to control others?  Would he try to “go it alone” and ignore the God of life and love? Thankfully, he chose instead to give bread to others, to empower the lowly, to rely on God for his strength, and to find his purpose in community rather than stardom.

Led by women from our Kitting4Peace group, our worship will explore this text and consider the power of commitment and service in our own lives. On display will be some of the beautiful crafts the women have created for those who need comfort.  If you have ever received a prayer shawl from the knitters, you are invited to wear that shawl to church as a sign of our ministries of support for folks near and far!  Liz Pixley, Marcie Gass and Linda Slawson will serve as lay readers.  Children’s Time, led by Linda Traynor, will feature the “Peace Pals” – dolls made by the knitters.

We will also share communion, have a special mission moment from the Board of Christian Outreach, hear a duet by Catie Sentiff and Avery Williams, and enjoy the anthem, “If You Trust in God.” Thank God for those whose choose to live by the power of love!