Worship Series for Lent 2021

So much in this topsy turvy world has been turned upside down in the past year.  Rather than being spun around like in some blind-folded game, this lent we are turning with purpose.  Turning things around to help us reorient and refocus to see God’s vision for the world.  Turning away from what holds us back.  Turning towards something altogether greater than what anyone might expect.  Turning to be reminded that God is with us, right in the middle of what matters most. 

For each Lenten service we are dedicating a special offering in support of one our our ministry partners.

Ash Wednesday, February 17

We are turning toward purpose. Today we embark on our 40-day lenten journey. Jesus is resolute in the direction he is taking us, straight towards the powerless and those with the power to help. Will you follow where Jesus goes?  Will you too remain resolute on this mission?  Will you let love lead the way?
Focus Text: Luke 9:51-62

Special Offering dedicated for: Habitat for Humanity/Holy Hammers – Holy Hammers is a coalition of churches that work through Habitat for Humanity to build affordable housing for our neighbors here in the Twin Cities. Click on the button above to make an online gift or send your contribution into the office. Designate “Lent/Habitat” to ensure your gift is properly directed.

Sunday, February 21

We are turning our attention. The stories of the Good Samaritan and Mary & Martha challenge us to think about which character we would be.  How would we respond?  Would we look the other way or turn our attention to what is right in front of us?
Focus Text: Luke 10:25-42

Special Offering dedicated to: Arrive Ministries – welcoming refugee families to Minnesota, offering housing and employment assistance. Coordinates community garden plots like the ones we have and throughout the metro for the benefit of thousands of our neighbors.

Sunday, February 28

We are turning to hope. “At least there are some who have it worse than us.” If this sums up your strategy for confronting the biggest challenges of the day, then maybe it’s time to reset your priorities.
Focus Text: Luke 13:1-9, 31-35

Special Offering dedicated to: Shobi’s Table – a food truck ministry that is building community by making delicious, nutritious, from-scratch cooking available to everyone, regardless of whether or not you can pay. 

Sunday, March 7

We are turning to the lost.
Focus Text: Luke 15:1-32

Sunday, March 14

We are turning with humility.
Focus Text: Luke 16:19-31

Sunday, March 21

We are turning to generosity.
Focus Text: Luke 18:31-19:10