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Lenten Sermon Series

February 17, 2023

This Lent we will explore several encounters in scripture when someone is seeking. Nicodemus comes to Jesus in the veil of night, Jesus approaches a Samaritan woman at a well, a man born without sight seeks healing. In these stories, each person is seeking a new beginning, a different life, a deeper faith. What unfolds is an exchange filled with questions and exploration. Often, an unveiling occurs—assumptions are disrupted, a new perspective is revealed, mystery grows.

Like the characters in our Lenten scriptures, we are also seeking many things: clarity, connection, wonder, justice, balance. We are seeking our calling, the sacred, and how to live as a disciple. Throughout the turbulence of the past few years, many of us are asking big questions about our lives and our faith. We hope this series will help us unpack some of those big questions in ways that are honest and faithful. Throughout this season, we hope you will continually ask yourself: what am I seeking? What is God seeking? Each week in worship we will ask an honest question for deeper faith.

February 26 1st Sunday of Lent  

Matthew 4:1-11  | Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7

How Should We Think about Sin?

March 5 2nd Sunday of Lent  

John 3:1-17 | Genesis 12:1-4a

How Do We Begin Again?

March 12 3rd Sunday of Lent  

John 4:5-42  | Exodus 17:1-7

What Do We Need? 

March 19 4th Sunday of Lent  

John 9:1-7 | John 9:8-41

What Questions Should We Ask?

March 26 5th Sunday of Lent  

John 11:1-45 | Ezekiel 37:1-14

Where Can We Find Hope?

April 2 6th Sunday of Lent/Palm Sunday

Matthew 21:1-11  

Where Are We Headed?

April 6 Maundy Thursday 

John 13:1-17, 31b-35

How Do We Live in Community?

April 7 Good Friday 

Matthew 27:27-50

Why Is There Suffering? 

April 9 Easter   

John 20:1-18

Who is the Living Christ?