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Our second Sunday in Lent looks at how the experience of the fear, the most basic of human emotions, brings us closer to our God and protector. For this week's message, "Seeing Through Fear," Senior Pastor Deb Phelps draws from the writings about human fear and courage as shown in Psalm 27, as well as the God-like response of Jesus, recorded in Luke 13:34-35 as he longs to comfort God's people as a mother hen comforts her chicks.
Fear can take many forms, as can responses to it. Today we observe the second Sunday of special offering to the organization Week of Compassion, which allows us to participate in being there, providing comfort and assistance when disaster strikes around the world.
Our short worship together, 30 minutes includes prayer, scripture, singing, and listening to the word together with people in times and places all around the world.
As we do every week, our time together includes a time of communion (breaking of the bread) where you may choose to participate, or simply meditate as we tell of Jesus' invitation to "do this in remembrance of me."
If you would like to share with us at the table that defies all boundaries of time, place, and structure, then we ask that you prepare a wafer, cracker, or bread and a drink. As we pray, we are praying that our blessing extends to where you are. If you are unable to eat or drink, you may want to use a symbolic gesture or mental symbol as you come together at this table of remembrance with us. (Scroll down for an Order of Worship) Continue reading →