Beauty For Ashes

A Lenten Journey
February 26 – April 22, 2012

We’re extending our Lent and Easter series by two weeks as we look at two post-resurrection appearances of Christ to his disciples.

As we prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, we will meditate on seasonal Bible readings and God’s desire to make all things alive in us: he wants to offer beauty for our ashes.

Download printable PDF memorization cards for our series theme verse here.

Message line-up:

2/26
Floods of Grace
Pastor Scott Austin and Anna Valeria-Iseman

An explanation of our Lenten fast and the problem of hunger in Rochester. And a brief meditation on the flood, baptism, and God’s overwhelming grace.

(Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15)
3/4
A New Father and a New Name
Pastor Scott Austin
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God wants to bring a fresh start to our lives, offering us a new “name” as he did Abraham, who is the spiritual “father of us all” according to the apostle Paul.

(Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38)
3/11
The Temple of his Body
Pastor Scott Austin
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(Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22)
3/18
Poison and Wine
Pastor Scott Austin
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(Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21)
3/25
A New Law and a New Heart
Pastor Scott Austin
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(Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33)
4/1
Liturgy of the Palms
Pastor Scott Austin
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(Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 45; Psalm 40:5-10; Hebrews 10:4-10; Luke 1:26-38)
4/6
Good Friday Tenebrae Service

Enter the darkness and shadows at this powerful candlelit service memorializing the crucifixion of Jesus. More details here.

4/8
Resurrection: Easter Sunday
Pastor Scott Austin
(Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18)
4/15
The First Skeptic
Pastor Scott Austin
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(John 20:19-31)
4/22
Witnesses of These Things
Pastor Scott Austin
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(Luke 24:36-48)

We will also be participating in a church-wide fast, seeking solidarity with the poor and raising money for local justice organizations fighting hunger. More details coming in the e-news and at worship gatherings each week.

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