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A Lenten Litany of Psalms
March 9, 1st Sunday in Lent
"The Joy of Forgiveness"
March 16, 2nd Sunday in Lent
"The Prayer That Works"
New OneWord booklets are available throughout the church.
"Expressions of Faith" Exhibition
The Faith & Art Committee will once again hold its Art Exhibition “Expressions of Faith” in Moss Hall Easter Week, April 13-20.
Applications to exhibit will be available to members and friends after worship at the Kiosk or Reception Desk, or click below. All two and three-dimensional objects of art, created or acquired (such as paintings, sculptures, photography), that express your Christian faith will be welcomed.
Hyacinth Series Presents
a Monster Piano Concert
Sunday, March 9, 4:00 PM
8 hands, 352 keys
Four distinguished Michigan State University Piano Faculty members - Panayis Lyras, Deborah Moriarty, Derek Polischuk, Minsoo Sohn - take performance to another level as we hear massed pianos. Hyacinth Series is indebted to MSU, to Greg Billings of Steinway Gallery, and to scholarship winners of Steinway Piano Society of Southwest Florida.
All concerts are open to the public without charge; donations are accepted. Doors open at 3:15 PM.
March 9, 1st Sunday in Lent: "The Joy of Forgiveness" (Psalm 32)
"The Joy of Forgiveness" (Psalm 32)
For Consideration and Conversation: We experience something very special when we come clean with God about our failings and our need for forgiveness. In the process, we are liberated to live more fully in the present and with hope for the future. There is a sense of “putting down” our burdens, and carrying them no more. Even if we still have to deal with some of the consequences of our wrongdoings, we can do so with promise for a better future. Is this true of your own experiences? See verse 9. Have you ever played the horse or mule?
March 16, 2nd Sunday in Lent: "The Prayer That Works" (Psalm 121)
"The Prayer That Works" (Psalm 121)
For Consideration and Conversation: Here the Lord is described as your keeper and shade. Does that mean you will experience no hardships in life? Assuming we will experience hardships, what does it mean for God to be your protector?
March 23, 3rd Sunday in Lent: "His People" (Psalm 95)
"His People" (Psalm 95)
For Consideration and Conversation: We take pride in our accomplishments, and such pride is often appropriate. Much of our success is earned. This Psalm, however, seems to highlight the importance of taking a humble stance before God, as sheep in need of a shepherd to guide them. What kind of pride is the right kind of pride for Christian living?
March 30, 4th Sunday in Lent: Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. John Huffman
(Psalm 23: OneWord Lenten Series reading for use by small groups.)
Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. John Huffman
For Consideration and Conversation: This Psalm is the most well known and often quoted passages in Holy Scripture, and it offers a wonderful sense of assurance for believers to be sustained through the best and worst of times. There is an interesting phrase in verse 3 which is sometimes overlooked, that gives some indication of why the LORD provides through the high and low moments of life: “…for his name’s sake.” Another way to read that phrase is, “it’s God’s very character” or “it’s just who God is” to lead me in right paths. Have you ever thought about the fact that God’s character shapes your life for the good? What would your life look like if God’s character were not as it is?
April 6, 5th Sunday in Lent: Choir Masterwork/Orchestra (Psalm 130)
"Choir Masterwork/Orchestra (Psalm 130)
For Consideration and Conversation: Verses 5-6 express the Psalmist’s desire to wait for the LORD, although it might not be entirely clear why. We don’t know exactly what troubles the Psalmist was seeking deliverance from, but he seemed to know that the LORD would deliver him if he was patient. It only makes sense to be patient if we know that our patience will be rewarded. Verse 7 says, “For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem.” Do you think God is worth the wait? Every wonder if he really was?
April 13, Passion/Palm Sunday, "I Trust in You" (Psalm 31:9-16)
"I Trust in You" (Psalm 31:9-16)
For Consideration and Conversation: Have you ever dealt with an adversary? Have you ever experienced someone’s words or actions as completely against you? In such a moment you may have felt completely spent, or as if the things you had given your life to were broken or wasted. Of course, these are the moments when faith and trust comes in to play, and when the genuineness of your relationship with God is revealed. Have you ever faced such a moment, and asked yourself, “Who is my God?”
April 20, Resurrection of the Lord/Easter: "Open the Gates"
(Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Matthew 28:1-10)
"Open the Gates" (Psalm 118:1-2, Matthew 28:1-10)
For Consideration and Conversation: When you consider Christ’s resurrection, do you consider it a victory for you personally? Is this any more than a story to encourage you—any more than a myth among others intended to comfort you as you face the harsh reality of death? Psalm 118: 20 reads, “This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.” What is the gate of the LORD? Will you pass through the gate, and in what sense have you been made righteous through you faith in Christ?
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