As we move into the season of Lent, our focus as Christians is on self-examination and deepening our understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Starting with the World Sabbath of Religious Reconciliation on March 1, we’ll have opportunities all this month to think about how we might deepen our commitment to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
On Sundays, we’ll hear from Mark’s gospel, on the ways Jesus equipped his followers (including us!) to live out and to share the good news. A series of 45-minute study sessions with Rev. Biedron, meeting after worship on March 8, 15, 22 & 29, will explore the ways the church is commissioned by Christ to serve: as a community proclaiming the gospel, as a community that is a sign of the Reign of God, as a community that is sent forth, and as a community of discipleship. Readings and discussion questions will be posted on the church Facebook page, and hard copies available the week before each meeting at church. These studies are intended to open conversation on the ways we at North Church in our own day, time, and place, are called and commissioned by Christ.
In a time of profound change, in the midst of events that are difficult to comprehend and interpret, we who are the church are called to live out the truth that God spoke through the prophets: that we are promised a future with hope. Join us for worship and study as we explore the ways we can be hopeful and faithful to God’s calling.