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... a congregation of old souls with modern minds.
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3/5/2017 1st Sunday of Lent, Migrants at the Crossroads #1
Abraham and Sarah -- Genesis 12:1-10, The story of Abraham and Sarah tells of the great migration from Ur and the creation of a new people. Abraham and Sarah went out not knowing where they were to go. They faced unexpected dangers and inescapable difficulties.
3/12/2017 2nd Sunday of Lent, Migrants at the Crossroads #2
Joseph -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28. Joseph was left in an empty pit to die by his jealous brothers. From there he was sold into slavery. Pharaoh threw him in prison when the queen falsely accused Joseph of attempting to rape her. It was discriminatory, harsh and unfair, but out of this despair, Joseph became wise, and powerful. He prevented famine in Egypt and Israel by planning for a seven-year drought, and storing grain.
3/19/2017 3rd Sunday of Lent, Migrants at the Crossroads #3:
Ruth -- Ruth 1:1-19. Elimelech, his wife Naomi, and their two sons, who took Moabite wives, having to leave Judah and move to Moab because of a famine. Eventually all the men died, and the women were left alone. She learned that there was no longer famine in Judah, so she exercised her right to return. However, she did not go alone. Ruth, her Moabite daughter-in-law, said, in Ruth 1:16, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people and your God my God!” LVs Bells “Lenten Meditation”
3/26/2017 4th Sunday of Lent, Migrants at the Crossroads #4
Esther -- Esther 4:13-14; 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22. Esther and her uncle, Mordecai, live in exile. Esther wins a beauty pageant and becomes queen, keeping her religious identity a secret. A government official decides to have all the Jews killed. Mordecai gets a message to Esther, “Do not think that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. 14For if you keep silence at such a time as this, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another quarter, but you and your father’s family will perish. Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this.”