GOOD NEWS FROM HIS STRENGTH

Pastor’s Message:

“But those who trust in the Lord shall renew their strength, as eagles grow new plumes: Isaiah 40:31                                                                                                         (JPS Tanak)

Hebrew scholars believed that eagles regain their strength and their youth when they molt and new feathers appear.  Life brings with it times of our own molting through hardships, obstacles, sleepless nights, illnesses, poor choices, sinfulness and so much more.  During this season of Lent, a time of preparation for the Easter event, each opportunity of worship, Bible study and fellowship moves us toward the crux, the decisive or most important point of God’s redeeming and transforming story in and through Christ Jesus.

In THE CRUX (in Latin literally the Cross), we are always being called from death to life.  During these forty days, allow this time of molting and molding to transform into the new creation in Christ Jesus.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 – ASH WEDNESDAY- 7:00 p.m.
Worship at Lake Panasoffkee UMC- Fellowship Hall
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Sermon: The Crux: Turning
Imposition of Ashes, Holy Communion and Healing Prayers

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Sermon: The Crux: From Unrighteous to Righteous

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Scripture: Mark 8:31-38
Sermon: The Crux: When Everything Changes

I am looking forward to this sacred journey with you. Remember, our 40 day Lenten journey begins Ash Wednesday, February 14 and ends Holy Saturday, Easter Eve March 31.

Serving you with God’s Love,

Pastor Marguerite