Lent Schedule 2016
+ ASH WEDNESDAY, Feb 10
Our invitation to the season of Lent will include worship with ashes and Holy Communion at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. A 1:00 p.m. service will also be offered this year at King Manor.
+ Sundays During Lent - Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 6, 13
10:00 a.m. worship with Holy Communion
11:30 a.m. class for new members and seekers with lunch in the Lakeside Room
+ Wednesdays in Lent - Feb 17, 24, Mar 2, 9, & 16
5:15 Soup Supper (Hillside Room)
5:45 Dwelling in the Word: “The Sermon on the Mount”
led by Jim Bailey and Pastor David - see study book, below
7:00 Holden Evening Prayer in the sanctuary
Lent Study Book 2016
Contrast Community: Practicing the Sermon on the Mount by James Bailey (2013). The 2nd half of this insightful book will be our focus for Lent Wednesdays, co-led by the author and Pastor David.
No portion of Scripture has been more influential in renewing church and society than Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. This book invites us into a transformative engagement with the text, the cultural context, and its meaning for us today. Its approach challenges faith communities not only to study the Sermon on the Mount but to begin practicing these radical teachings of Jesus.
All sessions on Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45 in the Hillside Room:
+ Feb 17 - The Lord's Prayer as Model for Praying (Matt 6:7-15)
+ Feb 24 - Replacing Worry with Trust (Matt 6:24-34)
+ Mar 2 - Freed from Playing Judge (Matt 7:1-5)
+ Mar 9 - Discerning Prayerfully (Matt 7:7-12)
+ Mar 16 - Building on Solid Rock (Matt 7:24-27)
Jim Bailey is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He and his wife Judy now live in Duluth and have been members of Gloria Dei since last spring. We look forward to this rich opportunity for learning and growing in faith together! Books are not required for the sessions but will provide helpful insights for these and future conversations. A few are available through the author at the discounted rate of $15.
Neighborhood Breakfast - Feb 27
All are welcome to join us for our free Neighborhood Breakfast on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
in the Hillside Room.