With All Your Heart Worship Series: GOD'S GENEROUS HEART
As the first Sunday of Lent arrives, we find ourselves at a border with the ancient Israelites in our reading from Deuteronomy. We are standing on the edge of the wilderness, looking with great anticipation toward the Promised Land.
- Deuteronomy 26:1-11
- Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 (UMH 810)
- Romans 10:8b-13
- Luke 4:1-13
With All Your Heart Worship Series: IMITATING
This week, we turn our gaze upward, aspiring to imitate our Creator, the source of our promise, our dreams, and our guiding star along our Lenten pathway.
- Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
- Psalm 27 (UMH 758)
- Phillippians 3:17-4:1
- Luke 13:31-35
With All Your Heart Worship Series: REPENTING
Tradition compels us to think of Lent as a time of self-denial and intense introspection and contemplation. This season sets itself apart as a time of fasting from the luxurious and indulgent. A boisterous feast at God’s table is the last thing that we would expect to see embodied in the words of our lectionary Scripture for this week.
- Isaiah 55:1-9
- Psalm 63:1-8 (UMH 788)
- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
- Luke 13:1-9
With All Your Heart Worship Series: COMING TOGETHER
We have embarked on a “journey of the heart,” walking these Lenten days toward resurrection. Embracing transformation, new possibilities, and new life is what our journey is all about.
- Joshua 5:9-12
- Psalm 32 (UMH 766)
- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
With All Your Heart Worship Series: MAKING A NEW THING
For the people of God, our one thing is resurrection – the movement from death to new life. We practice resurrection as a church and as individuals all the time, or at least we should.
- Isaiah 43:16-21
- Psalm 126 (UMH 847)
- Philippians 3:4b-14
- John 12:1-8
With All Your Heart Worship Series: PREPARING
We emerge this week from our wilderness wanderings and find ourselves caught up in a parade, a party, a procession of palms! It has been a long journey to arrive at the gates of Jerusalem where Jesus will make his grand entry into the heart of political power and religious authority.
- Luke 19:28-40
- Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (UMH 839)
- Isaiah 50:4-9a
- Psalm 31:9-16 (UMH 764) (more...)