Our Lenten sermon series is inspired by What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rev. Rob Bell, the One Book, One Community book chosen by the Spiritual Formation Commission. We encourage as many as are able to read the book, and to join a book group to reflect on and discuss the themes.
Bell describes God as “the reverence humming within us” and challenges us to dive deeper into our understanding of who God is for us in our present world. He uses five words to guide those reflections, which we will echo in worship throughout the season of Lent. They are: Open, Both, With, For, Ahead and So. We pray that pondering these words may lead us to deeper understanding of and connection with God, and with each other. Here are the themes and scriptures on which we will focus:
March 10— Theme: Open. Scripture: Romans 10:8b-13 and Luke 4:1-13
March 17— Theme: Both. Scripture: Psalm 27 and Luke 13:31-35
March 24— Theme: With. Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-9 and Luke 13:1-9
March 31— Theme: For. Scripture: II Corinthians 5:16-21 and Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
April 7— Theme: Ahead. Scripture: Isaiah 43:16-21 and John 12:1-8
April 14— Theme: So. Scripture: Luke 19:28-40 and Luke 23:1-49
Come and journey with us through these themes, come and deepen your sense of who God is and how God loves, come and connect with others to make this Lenten season a time of rich spiritual blessing and growth.