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A sermon series for Lent

Jesus disrupts the status quo on his journey toward the cross.

Every Sunday at 8:45 a.m. here on our website or on Facebook .

The season of Lent is a time of prayer, discipline, and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at Easter.

Take a minute, right now, to breathe and be with God.

Lenten Disciplines

If you feel stirred to dive deeper into this season, consider one of these Lenten disciplines:

Read the Bible every day

It’s not too late to join our Year in the Bible initiative. Over 500 members are reading the same chapters together every day and being supported by daily email devotions and morning prayer services. Find the reading plan at the link below and join in for Lent!

Daily Devotions

As a Lenten practice during this season, clergy and leaders in the church from youth to elders will be sharing their devotions.

Sermon Reflection Questions

Week 6 – March 28, 2021

Luke 19:28-48

On this Palm Sunday, Jesus’s journey of Good Trouble takes him right into Jerusalem, the holy city of Israel. Jesus gets the disciples involved in his plans as crowds cheer Jesus’s entrance. And yet, the leaders of the day wanted the people to be silent and looked for ways to kill Jesus. The contrast between the joy of the crowds and a desire to kill Jesus stands boldly before us, begging the question… where do we stand?

  • Crowds lined the streets singing praises to Jesus, calling him the king who comes in the name of the Lord. What do you imagine they were excited for?

  • The Pharisees told Jesus to order his disciples to be silent, to stop the excitement from the crowd. And yet Jesus responds that even if they were quiet, the stones would shout out. What good news do you find yourself sharing that cannot be stopped or silenced?

  • Jesus’s weeping over Jerusalem and cleansing of the temple reflects God’s allegiance to right and just living over specific nations, cities, and buildings. How do you feel the tension to follow God in right and just living over allegiance to any specific nation, city, or building?

Resources

Lent Schedule

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Servicewatch anytime here.

Morning Prayer Services

Morning Prayer, weekdays at 8 a.m., Zoom ID: 532 670 347 – Join us online for a brief scriptural reflection and prayer service grounding us in faith for the day ahead.

Sundays through Lent

Lenten Worship Services, February 21-March 28,
myersparkpres.org/live and on Facebook – We’ll examine how Jesus disrupts the status quo on his journey toward the cross.

Special Service

Service of Lament & Praise, Sunday, March 14, 3 p.m., church lawn – A time of prayer and hope marking one year of the pandemic.

Holy Week

Maundy Thursday Service, April 1, 7 p.m., myersparkpres.org/live – Remember the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Disciples in this online service.

Good Friday Service, April 2, 7 p.m., myersparkpres.org/live – We will walk through the final hours of Christ’s ministry with music and liturgy in this online service.

Easter Sunday

Outdoor Worship Options, April 4, 2021 – Bring your own chairs and gather on the lawn near the columbarium on Oxford Place.*

  • Sunrise Service, 7 a.m.
  • Outdoor Service, 9 a.m.
  • Outdoor Service, 11 a.m.

Online Easter Services, April 4, 10 a.m., myersparkpres.org/live – Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with traditional and Celebrate worship services livesteamed online.

Easter Cross, April 4, Circle Drive – Bring flowers from home to adorn our beautiful Easter Cross.

* Subject to change due to COVID-19 numbers and the recommendations of our Medical Advisory Team