“But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him.” — Luke 15:20
Our overarching theme for Lent this year will be “The Journey Home.” Each Sunday during Lent, we’ll be exploring this theme by taking a look at how scripture shapes the journey home to our Lord:
- FEBRUARY 22: The journey home begins with repentence (Mark 1:9-15)
- MARCH 1: The journey home requires constant focus upon the “things of God” (Mark 8:31-38)
- MARCH 8: The journey home is symbolized by the cross, and characterized by sacrifice (1 Corinthians 1:18-25)
- MARCH 15: The journey home is made possible by God, who came into the world in order to save it (John 3:14-21)
- MARCH 22: The journey home requires all of God’s people working together (Guest Preacher: Rev. Greg Cox, Conference Director of Connectional Miinistries)
- MARCH 29: The journey home ultimately requires “emptying ourselves” and taking on the form of a servant (Philippians 2:5-11)
On Terrific Tuesdays during Lent, the adults will be considering the last words of Jesus from the cross. These last words of Jesus inform us about the “home” to which we’re headed, and what we must all do to make it there.
On March 8th, 2015, our choir will be performing Requiem, by Gabriel Fauré, accompanied by an orchestra to bring the journey through sacrifice to life.
MLUMC will also be hosting a Community Good Friday Service on April 3rd, from Noon to 1:00pm.
We hope you’ll take the Lenten journey with us!