February 21st Sermon

I bring you greetings this first Sunday of Lent.  Our denomination says this about the season.

 The Season of Lent

“The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at Easter. It is a period of 40 days — like the flood of Genesis, Moses’ sojourn at Mount Sinai, Elijah’s journey to Mount Horeb, Jonah’s call to Nineveh to repent and Jesus’ time of testing in the wilderness. (The Sundays in Lent are not counted in this reckoning of the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, as every Lord’s Day is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.)

In the early church, Lent was a time of preparation for the celebration of baptism at the Easter Vigil. In many communities of faith it remains a time to equip and nurture candidates for baptism and confirmation and to reflect deeply on the theme of baptismal discipleship.”

Today, we hear from the Old Testament reading about the covenant God made with Noah.  

You may listen to the sermon by clicking here.

You will find wonderful music provided by Dave Caudill and Chip Houston by clicking here.

Blessings,

Rev. Melissa

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