Lenten Sermon Series

Lenten Ears1920x295Praying. For some it feels as foreign as learning to speak a new language. For others, it is a natural breathing. For most, it is somewhere in between.

With few exceptions, most Christ followers would aspire to experience more in their prayer life.

During the 40 days of Lent, we will launch a sacred journey towards a richer, more meaningful prayer life. During worship, we will enter into a six-week sermon series titled “Listen: Praying in a Noisy World.” As a resource companion on this journey, we will take advantage of the work of Bishop Reuben Job who has created a guide so that “…together we will learn and practice the habits that will deepen our relationship with God and enhance our ability to hear and respond to God’s guidance…because prayer is the pathway for a vital, growing, and fulfilling relationship with God.”

The prayer journey, our pathway to a growing relationship with God, begins on the first Sunday of Lent, February 22.

Bishop Job’s book, Listen: Praying in a Noisy World, provides a rich and practical daily guide for this Lenten journey. Each Sunday sermon provides a spring board for each week’s prayer journey with the text providing the road map and stopping points. The weekly sermons follows the chapters and provides a unique perspective on prayer for teaching and encouragement.

Listen: Praying in a Noisy World will be available for purchase this month: on Sunday mornings between worship services or from Susan Hale, our discipleship and adult ministries coordinator. Resources are also available for Sunday school classes and small groups that would like to study along with the sermons in the sanctuary. A Kindle version of the book is also available online for download.

For a complete list of weekly scripture readings and questions for dialogue and discovery, visit our Lenten Scripture Readings post.

SanctuaryInteriortxt1920x485Rev. Todd Harris, preaching
February 22  “This Is My Son-Listen to Him!”  Mark 9:2-10
March 1  “Pray Like This”  Matthew 6:7-15
March 8  “A Trusted Mentor”  Colossians 2:6-9
March 15  “Everyone Needs Help”  Romans 8:26-28
March 22  “Flying Solo”  James 1:2-5
March 29  “Getting Into Position”  Mark 14:32-37

Rev. Brian McPherson, preaching
February 22  “Who Said That?”  Matthew 17:1-6
March 1  “Pray Like You Mean It!”  Luke 11:1-10
March 8  “Walking the Wire”  Romans 12:1-2
March 15  “Send Me In Coach!”  Romans 8:26-28
March 22  “It Don’t Come Easy”  Isaiah 58:6-11
March 29  “Living the God Life”  Acts 2:43-47