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This Sunday: 3rd Sunday in Lent - "Bearing Fruit"
This Sunday's Gospel reading is "The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree." Jesus tells the story of a fig tree that has not produced any fruit in three years. Though the vineyard owner wants to cut it down, the gardener says: "Give it one more year. Let me see what I can do."
Our purpose for being is to bear the rich, abundant fruits of the Spirit, so what is blocking you from experiencing the fullness of life right now?
Join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in-person or streaming live online) as we explore together what this parable means for our lives today, especially during this season of Lent.
Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Stan Greene.
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Last Week's Service Video — "Strong & Tender"
An image of Jesus as a mother hen protecting her chicks graces the altar front of the Church of Dominus Flevit in Jerusalem. In our gospel reading for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, Jesus refers to himself as a "Mother Hen," strong and protective, yet gentle. Please enjoy last Sunday's service, when we contemplated this image together and celebrated the 2nd Sunday in Lent.
Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Jeff Spangler
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Celebrating Jack and Peg Donohue
This Sunday will be the last attended by our church members Jack and Peg Donohue, who will soon move from their home in Fennville to the Chicago area. We hope you can join us on Sunday to bless their path and wish them a safe journey.
Quiet Contemplation, Thursdays at 5pm
In this season of Lent, we remind you that we hold a contempletive prayer service each Thursday at 5pm in the Sanctuary. A good time and place to quiet your mind and heart during this sacred season.
Maundy Thursday Service, April 16, 6pm
Please join us on April 14 at 6 PM for our Maundy Thursday service. This powerful service commemorates Jesus's last meal with his apostles and his seven last words. We will begin in the Friendship Hall with a simple meal of soup and bread, followed by a time of prayer and reflection in the church, where we will darken the sanctuary in preparation for Good Friday. If you plan to attend, please sign the poster hanging in the Friendship Hall or email email@example.com, so that we know how much food to prepare. Thank you.
Help us fill our Easter Altar with Lilies