Sermons for Lent (March 1 – April 5)
The gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke are referred to as the Synoptic Gospels because they include many of the same stories, often in a similar sequence and in similar or sometimes identical wording. Of course, much of what is shared in the synoptic gospels is also found in the gospel of John. However, the gospel of John has some unique material that is not found in the synoptic gospels. Generally speaking, the synoptics tell us what Jesus said and did; John tells us who Jesus is. In this Lenten season, we will journey with John to renew and strengthen our faith by reflecting on the stories of Jesus that are found only in the gospel of John.
March 1 – Overview of the Gospel of John in comparison with the synoptic gospels. John 1:1-5
March 8 – God does amazing things for the joy of life. John 2:1-12 (The wedding in Cana)
March 15 – Life is more than what you see. John 3:1-21 (Jesus and Nicodemus)
March 22 – The power of faith that frees us. John 4:1-42 (Jesus and the Samaritan woman)
March 29 – Jesus forgives. John 8:1-11 (The woman caught in adultery)
April 5 (Palm/Passion Sunday) – God’s love and salvation. John 3:16
Holy Week and Easter Services
Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm – Maundy Thursday service with Communion
Friday, April 10 at 7 pm – Good Friday Service. Chapel will be open from 9 am-7 pm for personal meditation and prayer.
Sunday, April 12 – Easter celebration at 9:30 am and 11:00 am