March 31, 2019 – Lent – Week 4 – Anna Hammond

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Lent is the forty day season that acts as a liminal space for us to open ourselves up to transformation, and leads us into the celebration of new life and Easter. This week, we look at the Gospel reading from Luke 15:1-3, 11-32; the story of the Prodigal Son. Anna Hammond reminds us that we can trust that God is with us as we seek to restore the lost things in our lives. We are also reminded that, as “Easter people,” we know death and loss are not the end, love wins, and soon we will celebrate our renewal and the grace of God.

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March 24, 2019 – Lent – Week 3 – Scott Hodge

lent wk 003.jpegLent is the forty day season that acts as a liminal space for us to open ourselves up to transformation, and leads us into the celebration of new life and Easter. This week, we look at the Gospel reading from Luke 13:1-9 and find Jesus’ invitations to ask better questions and turn to God. And through these invitations we can see that easy answers, assumptions, and cheap cliques keep us from solidarity, empathy, and compassion.

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March 17, 2019 – Lent – Week 2 – Scott Hodge

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Lent is the forty day season that acts as a liminal space for us to open ourselves up to transformation, and leads us into the celebration of new life and Easter. This week, we look at the Gospel reading from Luke 13:31-35, and we are reminded of both God’s promise to protect us from the dangers of life as well as our stubborn refusal to allow God to protect us.

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March 10, 2019 – Lent – Week 1 – Ben Hammond

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This weekend marks the beginning of Lent – the forty day season that acts as a liminal space for us to open ourselves up to transformation, and leads us into the celebration of new life and Easter. We begin this season by taking a closer look at Paul’s words in Romans 10:8-13, in which Paul calls on Christ’s followers to eliminate distinctions between all people and live inclusively.

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March 3, 2019 – Epiphany – Transfiguration Sunday – Scott Hodge

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This Sunday, known in the Church calendar as “Transfiguration Sunday” is a day that bridges the Church seasons of Epiphany and Lent. Lead Pastor Scott Hodge takes us into this week’s Gospel reading (Luke 9:28-36) and shares how we can open ourselves up to a truly transformative experience this Lenten season.

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