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March Scripture  Readings

     March   3    2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2   Luke 9:28-36, 37-4gu3a

                       Communion  and  Transfiguration Sunday

     March   6    2 Corinthians 5:20-6:1-6,16-21

                       Ash Wednesday

     March  10   Luke 4:1-13   Romans  10:8-13


     March  17  Luke 13:31-35  Philippians  3:17-4:1

                      St. Patrick's Day

     March  24  Luke 13:1-9   1 Corinthians 10:1-13


     March  31  Luke 15:1-32  2 Corinthians 5:16-21

                      UMCOR Sunday

 


March is that time of year when we begin to look forward to the promise of warmth returning and ice and snow disappearing.  We are reminded that even though the trees are bare and the remnants of last season's vegetation are brown, and there are no flowers to be found, we have the faith to know that the green leaves will return, and the vegetation will be restored. and the flowers will sprout anfed bloom.  In the church we begin to anticipate the renewal of the promise of Easter.  We will experience Ash Wednesday, and the six weeks of Lent, having the faith to know that Easter will be here in His time.  The United Methodist Church , too, has been experiencing a time of uneasiness and strife.  It seems in some ways like this has been a cold winter spell for the denomination.  And while there is still much that needs to be worked out, and it is still unsettled, I have faith that God is still here with us.  We  are still a viable congregation, still  the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, still fully loving and welcoming people of all experiences ,and design as the children of God that they are!  We are still here with our brothers and sisters in Christ, loving, living, and serving as a united congregation, in spite of the chaos around us. Cry out for and hold on to the peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).


In His Service,

Pastor Chris

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