This Sunday is the fourth Sunday in Lent. Scriptures will be:
Isaiah 58: 6-12 & Mark 8: 27-34
"Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow me" is an important Bible verse for Lent. But it's also one that has hurt a lot of people, particularly when interpreted as "it's God's will that you suffer or accept abuse for the sake of traditional Christian virtues." I interpret it more like "Sometimes being true to your beliefs will call you to places you wouldn't have chosen for yourself." We'll explore together two timely examples of Christians living their values by following a call to difficult places. First, St Patrick returning to Ireland, where he had been treated unjustly, to spread the gospel. Second, the involvement of Congregationalists in an important event in the journey towards abolition, the trial of the La Amistad mutineers.
"No matter who you are
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10:00 a.m. Worship
Following the Service: Join us for coffee and conversation in Fellowship Hall.
*Masks are optional when in the church building. Stay well and healthy, friends.
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9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m