Sundays at Storrs Congregational: March 2020

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Words that Change Our World: The Lord's Prayer, Lent 2020Sermon Series for Lent:  “Words That Change Our World”

In our tradition, we aren’t so big on “creeds”.  Sure, we recognize the ancient creeds as a part of our tradition’s historic and ongoing witness, but we’re not people who recite a creed or other faith statement on any regular basis.  But there is one set of words we do regularly share together, namely that prayer that Jesus taught his disciples, known to most of us as “The Lord’s Prayer.”  In our regular praying of them, the words of the Lord’s Prayer function in some sense as our “creed”—a shared symbol of the faith we hold in common.  These words, though, hold more than our own testimony.  They connect us to the power of God at work in us, through us, and all around us, and as conduits of such power, they are words that change our world.

 

Mar. 1:  The 1st Sunday in Lent — Holy Communion

Pastor Matt preaching:  “Praying to Whom?”

Scripture:  Romans 8:14-17, Psalm 131, & Luke 15:11-32

 

Mar. 8:  The 2nd Sunday in Lent

Pastor Matt preaching: “Praying for What?”

Scripture:  1st Samuel 8:4-20, Psalm 72:1-14, & Luke 14:15-24

 

Mar. 15:  The 3rd Sunday in Lent

Guest preacher, the Rev. B. Suzy Rivera:  “Praying for Today”

Scripture:  Luke 12:22-31, Psalm 23, & Exodus 16:1-18

 

Mar. 22:  The 4th Sunday in Lent

Pastor Matt preaching: “Praying You, Me, Us, We”

Scripture:  Matthew 18:23-35, Psalm 103:8-18, & Matthew 5:38-48

 

Mar. 29:  The 5th Sunday in Lent

Pastor Matt preaching: “Praying When It Is Difficult”

Scripture:  Matthew 4:1-11, Psalm 130, & Acts 4:32 – 5:11

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