The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem will be used as the foundation for our Lenten Bible Study with our Interim Pastor, Joe Reggin. Reviewed as a “must read,” Brian McLaren comments that “the authors dig into the Gospel of Mark’s day-by-day account of the week leading up to Easter, and they excavate profound insights into the political and spiritual dynamics of Jesus’s true passion – his message of the kingdom of God. Readers across the spectrum will be challenged, educated, stretched, and perhaps disturbed (In a constructive way) by this important, fascinating, and well-written book.”
The class will meet on Wednesday evenings, February 8 – April 5, 7:00-8:30 PM, and Thursday mornings, February 9 – April 6, 10:00-11:30 AM. Both classes will meet in the Conference Room.
The book The Last Week, by Marcus Borg and John Crossan, is available for purchase at amazon.com.
Women’s Lenten Bible Study, Tuesdays, February 28 – April 4, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (F&E 204). He Chose the Nails, by Max Lucado. Every gift from God reveals His love, but no gift reveals His love more than the gift of the cross. In He Chose the Nails, Max Lucado explores the many gifts that Christ provided to us at his crucifixion. These were the gifts he didn’t have to give! Join us for this time of Bible exploration, personal study, as well as reflection during this special season of the liturgical year. (Please signup through the church office so we can have enough books on hand.)
Wednesday Night Lenten Dinner & Study
Walk the Last Steps of Jesus, Wednesdays, March 1 – April 5. Dinner 6:00-6:30 p.m., Study 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall) Join us for six weeks as we look at events that led to Jesus’ arrest, his final steps to the cross, what happened to his disciples, and what the resurrection means for us. Included in this six-week journey, we will have the opportunity to walk with Jesus through the Stations of the Cross. While the conversations of this study will be geared toward youth and adult, children will be actively engaged in the stories through art and they will have the opportunity to walk the Stations of the Cross. Child care will be provided. Each week, please contact the church office to reserve your spot. Dinner is free-will donation, with the last dinner (April 5) being covered dish.
March 1 – Introduction and Ash Wednesday service
March 8 – The Controversy around Jesus
March 15 – What Happened to the Disciples?
March 22 – Stations of the Cross
March 29 – Stations of the Cross
April 5 – The Resurrection