Lent 2018: A Focus on Prayer
A Focus On Prayer: A Discipline of Discipleship
Join us Wednesday evenings in Lent at 7:30pm for worship. We use Marty Haugen’s Holden Evening Prayer as the centerpiece for our worship on these evenings. Members of the congregation will share the importance of prayer in their lives and what that looks like.
February 21 – Philippians 4:4-9: Verse 6 is the primary focus of this reading, “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (NRSV) Carolyn Schlade will share her thoughts.
February 28 – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22: Verse 17 is the primary focus, “pray without ceasing” (NRSV) Carrie Radzik will share her thoughts
March 7 – 1 Chronicles 16:29b-36: Verse 34 is the primary focus, “O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.” (NRSV) Rod Rethmel will share his thoughts.
March 14 – Romans 8:26-28: Verse 26 is the primary focus, “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. (NRSV) Tim Spring will share his thoughts.
March 21 – Matt 6:7-14: These verses contain Matthew’s record of the Lord ’s Prayer. As we approach Holy Week, we remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us. We gather around the table to remind ourselves and one another of that sacrifice and how it shapes our lives. Todd Behnfeldt will share his thoughts.