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Serving in Love

Sunday, May 12, 2019

OUR IDENTITY (PART 3)

When we serve in love, we don’t think about what we will gain or how we will benefit; we give freely of ourselves so that the love of God can be made perfect in us and be made known to the world.

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sabbath

February 22 - March 29

The sabbath is at the same time familiar and foreign to us. The rhythm of a seven-day week with Sunday as a day "off" is integral to how we (and most people around the world) function, to the point that we mostly take it for granted. But the biblical idea of sabbath is so much more than a day of rest after six days of work. During the season of Lent—the six weeks leading up to Easter—we will explore the significance that sabbath still holds for us today in a society where our work and our leisure together devour our time. In a world sick with hurry, anxiety, and impatience, sabbath could be just the medicine we need.

In Baptism, we participate in Jesus' death and resurrection. In Baptism, we die to what separates us from God and are raised to newness of life in Christ. Baptism points us back to the grace of God expressed in Jesus Christ, who died for us and who was raised for us. Baptism points us forward to that same Christ who will fulfill God's purpose in God's promised future.

- PC(USA) Directory for Worship