A Cup of Change 02.08.2024






February 8, 2024

The season of Lent can sometimes feel out of place. It usually takes place as the weather is beginning to get warmer, as flowers are beginning to bloom, and as birds begin returning to our trees. It feels almost as if we should be jumping into a season full of pastels and bunnies. However, before Easter arrives, we Christians enter into a season of introspection and reflection called Lent.

In his book, Lent: The Season of Repentance and Renewal, Esau McCaulley says, “Lent is about turning away from our sins and toward the living God. A season dedicated to repentance and renewal should not lead us to despair; it should cause us to praise God for his grace. Central to Lent is the idea that we need this kind of renewal consistently throughout our lives. We do not receive God’s grace only when we turn to him at the beginning of our spiritual journey. God’s grace meets us again and again.”

During Lent we are reminded again and again about our brokenness. But the Good News of Lent is that we are also shown, again and again, the extravagant grace of God. I hope you will join us this Lent as we enter into the sermon series Again & Again:

  • February 14 (Ash Wednesday) – Again & Again, We’re Invited In (Matthew 6:1-4, 16-18)
  • February 18 (1st Sunday of Lent) – Again & Again, God Meets Us (Mark 1:9-15)
  • February 25 (2nd Sunday of Lent) – Again & Again, We Are Called to Listen (Mark 8:31-38)
  • March 3 (3rd Sunday of Lent) – Again & Again, We Are Shown the Way (John 2:13-22)
  • March 10 (4th Sunday of Lent) – Again & Again, God Loves First (John 3:14-21)
  • March 17 (5th Sunday of Lent) – Youth Sunday
  • March 24 (Palm Sunday) – Sanctuary Choir Cantata
  • March 28 (Maundy Thursday) – Again & Again, We Are Held Together (Mark 14:22-42)
  • March 31 (Easter) – Again & Again, the Sun Rises (Mark 16:1-8)
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