Worship at Celebration
Ash Wednesday - March 5
(the beginning of the Lenten Season)
Soup supper at 6 PM followed by our special Ash Wednesday worship at 7 PM
Tuesdays in Lent!
The five weeks following Ash Wednesday, each Tuesday evening we will have Soup Supper, a brief Holden Evening Prayer worship and special small group book studies lead by the leaders of Celebration. The book is called “Unbinding Your Heart.” Mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss a Tuesday (2/11 - 4/8).
March 9 - Sunday - Worship schedule - 8:00 & 10:30
Sunday School Lenten Activities at 9:15
First Sunday in Lent: Sermon: “The Paul Problem”
Theme: Some of us, I suspect a not a majority of us have had a dramatic conversion moment, like St. Paul. I haven’t. I’ve been a Christian all my life. There’s no “before” and “after” photos of what our lives looked like. Sometimes that makes it harder for us to articulate how Jesus has made a difference in our lives.
March 16 - Sunday - Worship schedule - 8:00 & 10:30 & Sunday School at 9:15
Second Sunday in Lent: Sermon: “Taking the Plunge into Prayer”
Lesson: Luke 5:1-10
Theme: Peter and his partners had fished hard all night, casting their nets again and again. But by dawn they had nothing to show for all their hard work. I can just hear the groans when Jesus told them to “row out to the deep water and try again”. Prayer is our deep water!
March 23 - Sunday - Worship schedule - 8:00 & 10:30 & Sunday School at 9:15
Third Sunday in Lent: Sermon: “Life-Changing Conversation”
Lesson: John 4:7-10 & 16-29
Theme: Jesus meet the woman at the well. Their conversation ranges all over the map; from ordinary everyday topics to the deepest and most profound. But common factor throughout their discussion was our Lord’s honest and compassion. Both are key.
March 30 - Sunday - Worship schedule - 8:00 & 10:30 & Sunday School at 9:15
Fourth Sunday in Lent: Sermon: “Healing Hospitality”
Lesson: Mark 2:1-12
Theme: Four people brought their paralyzed friend to Jesus’ house in Capernaum, hoping for a miracle. They had to overcome some significant barriers to make that happen. Us, too!
April 6 - Sunday - Worship schedule - 8:00 & 10:30 & Sunday School at 9:15
Fifth Sunday in Lent: Sermon: “Recognition”
Lesson: Matthew 14:22-33
Theme: The fishermen-disciple-sailors battle the wind and waves as a storm sweeps across the Sea of Galilee. They don’t expect Jesus to show up. They don’t recognize Him when He does. When their eyes finally do “focus in”, Peter is able to “step out” in faith.
April 13 - Palm Sunday - Worship schedule - 8:00 & 10:30 & Sunday School at 9:15
Palm Sunday: Sermon: “Entering In”
Lesson: Matthew 21:1-11
Theme: Our Lent E-vent of Unbinding the Heart comes to an end with Palm Sunday. So many of the themes and insights of the past 40 Days are confirmed in this strange parade marking Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem for Passover and Holy Week.
April 20 - EASTER Sunday- Worship schedule -
7:00 AM Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service
9:00 AM Indoor Easter Worship
11:00 AM Indoor Easter Worship
Sermon: “I Wonder???”
Lesson: Matthew 21:1-11
Theme: “What’s the shelf-life of a Twinkie?” to questions about “life, LIFE , Heaven and where?” Rom silly questions to the most mystically profound, human beings ask questions! Curiosity is part of our human nature, a motivator of so much of our accumulated knowledge. Today we have the “Q&A of Easter”.