Holy Week Schedule

 Holy Thursday ~ April 18 @ 7PM

Community Cross Walk ~ April 19 @ 5:30 PM 

Holy Friday ~ April 19 @ 7 PM

Easter Sunday ~ April 21 @ 9 & 11 AM

 Sunday Worship:  9 & 11 AM  /             Hispanic Worship 10 AM 

Listen to Him! Luke 9:28-36

“This is my Son, the Chosen; listen to Him.”

Luke 9:35


Jesus is probably one of the most recognized names in all the world; his name is used both to glorify God and unfortunately at times to condemn and malign others. The most dangerous opinion someone can have is an uninformed one; thinking we may know something or somebody while only listening to what we would like to hear. When Jesus took the disciples to the mountaintop, they knew him as a great guy who said and did a whole lot of things but really did not understand who he was, until God revealed to them the reality of the one they called “Lord.” Jesus witnessed grace, mercy, peace, joy, and hope all mixed into one. Sounds a bit complex and maybe to our human ears it is, but God has made life easy. The words that were spoken on that mountaintop proclaimed who Jesus was with the further command to listen. In a complex world that seems to be becoming more complicated by the day, Jesus streamlines what it is to be Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ; love God with our whole, mind, soul, and strength as well as loving our neighbor, not to mention the prohibition on judgment. The debates about our faith never seem to include these 2 commandments deemed the greatest by Jesus. We are good at debating who is worthy to serve, worthy to be part of the church and the nature of sin. Yet in the midst of our human conversations, God’s Word stops us in our tracks and proclaims, “This is my Son, the Chosen; listen to Him.” To listen means to stop, pause, and consider the Word made flesh without prejudice. When we think we have the answer, listen to Jesus, especially when we are attempting to judge other people and categorize them based on our human opinions. It is not so much “what would Jesus do,” but “what did Jesus say?” What did Jesus say about judging others? What did Jesus say about loving our neighbor? What did Jesus say about those others condemned? Just got to thinking, what if we lived what we heard from Jesus of the Gospels? God is good, all the time.

 Pastor Tom

Pastor Tom’s Prayer for Lent                                                                                                                                                            Gracious and merciful God, as we enter into the season of Lent, in preparation for the grand celebration of the resurrection of your son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, help us to draw closer to you, not only leaving behind what has been hindering us from a closer relationship with you but also ridding ourselves of those things that keep us from truly loving others as we are loved by you. May we take time to consider your Word of grace, mercy, and peace. So often we give things up during this season only to pick them back up again and continue down the path we have always taken. Forgive us, Lord, for not seeking you out and for taking ourselves more seriously than we take you. Forgive us, Lord for not forgiving others as we have been forgiven, not offering grace as we have been offered grace, for putting ourselves in the position of judge and jury over the people you love. Anoint us by the power of your Holy Spirit to be set free from all that hinders us from you and celebrating the lives of others. May we, from this point forward live lives transformed by your grace, celebrating every moment we have been given as a gift from you. During this season of Lent, help us to take time to be holy and truly live as Easter people, walking in the way that leads to life eternal. In Jesus’ Name.  Amen   During the season of Lent, the Sunday sermon series will be, “For the people Jesus loved.”  Please read and pray over the texts for each week.  Remember the words of Jesus according to John 3:17: “God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world but in order that the world may be saved through him.” Take time, even 15 minutes a day to pray for all of God’s people, especially for those you do not understand or perhaps even dislike remembering they are beloved children of God just as you are beloved. As we “give up” things for Lent, may we continue to give them up beyond these 40 days and “take up” those things that offer peace, love, hope, and joy to others. Sunday Scripture texts: March 10:  Matthew 18:10-14.   March 17: Matthew 18:15-20.  March 24:  Matthew 18:21-22.  March 31: Matthew 20:1-16.  April 7:  Matthew 11:25-30.   Scripture to consider throughout the season of Lent:  Romans 8:34-39, John 3:16-17, Luke 23:34, Philippians 2:1-11.   I invite you to celebrate the holy season of Lent and may you draw even closer to the heart of God so that your witness may offer the hope, peace, grace, and joy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.                                                                                                                                                          Pastor Tom

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