“GOD IN COVENANT WITH US” is the theme for this year’s Lenten sermons, study, and a series of special conversations on how North Church can welcome and serve our neighbors, help to heal the world, and find expression of our lovingkindness.
The story of humankind and God is filled with covenants that God has made with individuals and entire nations: binding commitments that that remind, that transform, and that redeem us. These covenants depend on the unfailing faithfulness of God rather than the perfection of humanity. As a Congregational Church, we are joined together in a covenant based on the Great Commandment to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves. During Lent we will examine the major covenants of the Bible– concluding with the New Covenant of the Gospel – in Sunday worship and in a Tuesday Bible Study to be held at Fox Run.
On three Lenten Sundays, we’ll have coffee hour “Visionary Conversations” to listen and share our thoughts about how North Church can act on our covenantal understanding of God and people, and carry the good news we celebrate at church out to our world. This is preparation for creating more ministries of presence, where North Church goes out from our place on 12 Mile Road and meets God’s people where they are. Plan to join in these hour long café style conversations and share your thoughts on the three topics…and how we can most truly fulfill our covenant to love and serve God and our neighbor.
Join in these works of worship, service, and faith, so that together we may love and be loved, serve and be served, and find and fulfill our calling to follow Jesus.