"You are the light of the world.  In the same way, let your light shine before others,so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven."- Matthew 5:14,16

A Note from Art

Lent and Holy Week

The Season of Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter, not counting Sundays.  It is not described in the New Testament, but is a season when Christians are encouraged to use our daily quiet time for reflection, spiritual self-appraisal, and rededication to the teachings and example of Jesus of Nazareth.

Session’s Committee on Worship and Music is making available a devotional booklet for our use during Lent.  Many of you have picked up a copy in the church office or in the sanctuary foyer.   More are available.

Holy Week is the 8 days from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday.  Jesus and his disciples and other followers spent this week in and near Jerusalem.  Read all about it in 15 minutes, in Mark’s gospel, in your favorite Bible at home.  

We see that Rabbi Jesus was bold to be part of a “street theater” demonstration.  Residents and officials knew that he and his small group, by singing songs of royal praise and entering through the peasant’s gate, were mocking the huge and elaborate entry of Roman officials through the royal gate that week.  This was Rome’s annual show of force, to remind  the Jews that Rome was in charge.

Passover was then, and is now, the highest of holy weeks for all Jews.  Jesus and his followers transformed the Passover Supper into a new meal, the Lord’s Supper, an experience of God’s love and compassion through the Messiah.

I’m glad that Easter Sunday has not been buried in an avalanche of commercial promotions.  The mystery of life and death and resurrection continues to be at the heart of Christian teachings and belief.  “In life and death we belong to God.”

May the Spirit of our Lord lead us, as we recommit ourselves to mission and ministries in which we are strong, and as we explore other areas of service as well.

                          Art Gatewood, Pastor


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Rev. Art Gatewood,

Worship Service Sunday, March 8, 2015, 11:00am

Sermon:  "Legacy Thinking"  

Scripture:  II Kings 2:1-12 
 Sunday School 10:00am