Lenten Bible Study Starts this Wednesday!

Lenten Bible Study:  Jesus’ Final Week

Please join us each Wednesday throughout Lent at 6:30 in the Social Hall for a this year’s Lenten Bible Study focusing on the final week in the earthly life of Jesus.  In this study, we’ll look at the narrative scope of the events immediately leading to Jesus’ crucifixion, starting with the accounts of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem mere days before the tide of popular opinion would turn against him.  By exploring these events, we will have better prepared our hearts and spirits for Easter, and we will have better prepared ourselves to be the Easter people Jesus enables us to be.

Weeks and Themes:

  February 21: The Triumphal Entry (Matthew 21:1-11)

  February 28: Clearing the Temple (Mark 11:12-19)

  March 7: Teaching on the Mount of Olives (Matthew 24: 1 – 31)

  March 14: Jesus and His People at Prayer

  March 21: Last Supper Special Seder Presentation with Rev.     

     Dr. Steve Shussett*

  March 28: Good Friday (Matthew 27)

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Lenten Bible Study Starts Next Wednesday!

Please join us each Wednesday throughout Lent at 6:30 in the Social Hall for a this year’s Lenten Bible Study focusing on the final week in the earthly life of Jesus. In this study, we’ll look at the narrative scope of the events immediately leading to Jesus’ crucifixion, starting with the accounts of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem mere days before the tide of popular opinion would turn against him. By exploring these events, we will have better prepared our hearts and spirits for Easter, and we will have better prepared ourselves to be the Easter people Jesus enables us to be.

Weeks and Themes:

February 21: The Triumphal Entry (Matthew 21:1-11)
February 28: Clearing the Temple (Mark 11:12-19)
March 7: Teaching on the Mount of Olives (Matthew 24: 1 – 31)
March 14: Jesus and His People at Prayer
March 21: Last Supper Special Seder Presentation with Rev. Dr. Steve Shussett
March 28: Good Friday (Matthew 27)

New Wednesday Night Bible Study!

 

Pastor Chris is leading Bible studies starting this Wednesday night! The first series will look at the Bible as literature and investigate the different genres and themes found within.

 We’ll learn about why certain texts were written certain ways, and what that tells us about the Bible as a relevant resource for our journey of faith now. There are many ways to think about the questions we’ll encounter. One way of framing it: who wrote the Bible…and why? Join us!

Wednesday evenings at 6PM at Christ’s Church at Lowhill!

Exploring Our Identity: A Three-Week Series

Today at Lowhill, we began  a three-week series looking at the spiritual and historical “DNA” of our church.  What does it mean to understand and embrace our identity as Christ’s Church at Lowhill, a United Church of Christ where God is still speaking?

We’ll look at our identity in three parts:

  • Christ’s Church at Lowhill (today)
  • a United Church of Christ (September 3)
  • where God is Still Speaking… (September 10: Rally Day/Fill The Pews Sunday)

This week, we looked closely at the first part of our identity.  By exploring the history of the words Christ and Church, how they relate to each other, and what it means to be a people of God belonging to Christ and situated in a local, particular context, we considered what it means to be Christ’s Church at Lowhill here and now.

Today’s scriptures and study notes on the history of the words Christ and Church can be downloaded in an easy-to-read format by clicking here: Word Study August 27-Christ:Church.

Peter’s recognition of Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of the Living God, is the starting point for our response as Jesus’ people.  “Thou art the Christ,” Peter said.  And we are the Church.  As Christ’s Church at Lowhill, we belong to Jesus, we are a people gathered for a purpose, and are called to minister to the heart of our community!