March Neswletter

March Neswletter

Lent worship series: “Roll Down Justice!”

Lent is a time of reminding ourselves who we are called to be in this world.  Our Lenten series is inspired by Amos, a prophet whose message is that God calls us to “let justice roll down like waters.”

Worship without justice is not acceptable.  Rather, our songs must move us to action on behalf of the oppressed.  We will be using the music of Dr. Mark Miller, who serves on the faculty at Drew Theological School and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University.  Through his music and the remembrance of our rituals of baptism, this season will offer us reflection and renewed inspiration to let our voices be tuned to the heart of the Gospel—proclaiming God’s love for all people.

What prejudices are we challenged to “give up” as a Lenten practice of abstinence, and further, how are we willing to “give” of ourselves for the sake of the world?

 

Ash Wednesday     March 1, 7:00 pm                       “Make Me an Instrument of Peace: Re-Cognition”       Amos 5:21-24

March 5, 10am

“Child of God: Naming Each One”    Romans 8:31-39

March 12, 10am                                                         “How Long: Renouncing Evil”    Psalm 13

 March 19, 10:00 am                                                 “I Dream of a Church: Christ’s Representatives”         Matthew 25:13-40

March 26, 10:00 am                                                  “I Choose Love: Communities of Forgiveness”     Luke 23:32-43

April 2, 10:00 am   “God Has Work for Us to Do: Faithful Disciples”        Isaiah 58:6-12

Palm Sunday  April 9, 10:00 am                                  “The Day is Coming: We Are One”                         Matthew 21:1-11; Isaiah 35:1-3

Holy Thursday    April 13, 6:00 pm       Seder service at Wiccopee Community United Methodist Church                 7 Old Grange Road, Hopewell Junction

Good Friday      April 14, 7:00 pm                             “Traveling Companions: Journey to the Water”    Psalm 42

Easter Sunday    April 16, 10:00 am                      “Welcome: The New Jerusalem” 

Blessings,

Rev. Linda Willey