February Worship Themes
February 4 | A Place of Healing
Based on Isaiah 40:21-31 and Mark 1:29-39, the Scriptural
foundation on the work of Jesus and the power of God as relates to healing
raises a challenge to churches: how can we be places of healing? Communion
will be served.
February 11 | A Place of Light. Based on 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 and Mar 9:2-9. In times when it
seems like the night rises among us, the insights Paul and the gospels about
Jesus being a source of light for our lives seems particularly important. What
does it mean for the church to be a place of light, where we see more clearly and
are a source of light for the world?
February 14 | Ash Wednesday: A time of focus and blessing
We will celebrate Taize-style
with chanting and reflection with optional communion and the imposition of
ashes. And it’s St. Valentine’s Day! What could be more appropriate (we are
working on how to fit these two themes together!)
February 18 | A Place of Christ’s Presence
Based on 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 and Ephesians
4:1-16, we look at what it means for the church to be the Body of Christ.
February 25 | A Place of God’s Blessing
Based on Genesis 12, 1 Corinthians 13 and Matthew
5:13-16, we reflect on the church as being a place where people discover God’s
blessings. This will be Dr. Montgomery’s last Sunday with us!
New Creation Worship Themes
February 4: We continue our theme of expressing our devotion to God by experiencing a
‘Quaker meeting’ style of worship: silence and speaking only when the Spirit
February 11: How have other people’s lives have influenced our lives of faith. Who have been
our exemplars? Shaped us through their examples. Romans 16.
February 18: Lent is a time when Christians prepared for baptism and formally choosing to
follow Christ. Which raises the question of other than penance for our sins, what
is important to progressive Christians in following Jesus? We begin by asking the
basic question: “What’s Important about Jesus?”
February 25: How do we follow Jesus? By showing compassion for others! Dr.
Montgomery’s last Sunday with us.