gather @ 10: sunday theme
What does it feel like to be deeply seen and fully known?
It’s safe to show others only the best moments of our lives. But this Lent we invite you to push deeper than the barriers we put up out of fear. Inspired by 1 Samuel 16:7 where it is written, “The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” We’ll meet people in Scripture whose hearts and inward lives were different than the world could see. What happens to them when Jesus sees their truest self? Ultimately, it is good news that we are fully known by God. Is vulnerability the only way we can truly know and love each other?
Lent is a 40 day season (it started Wednesday) of turning toward God and preparation for Easter. Here are some opportunities from HMC:
We’re offering two Second Hour options for adults from 11:5-12:15.
Digging Deeper: a drop in casual class to build relationship and discuss the day’s worship theme, with David Cooper.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality with pastor Marty: Is there a way to live a relaxed, unhurried, contented life amidst the pressures and difficulties of life? In this class we’ll talk about what keeps us spiritual infants and take time to practice spiritual disciplines that can help us grow. If you want a book, check this out.
And two special calendar dates:
March 28 Lenten Retreat for the weary and wandering. 9am-3pm at HMC.
April 10: Good Friday worship 7pm at HMC
See you Sunday!