Join us for worship this Third Sunday in Lent, February 28, at 9 or 11, and the third Sunday in our Lenten Theme: LIFE and FAITH Intertwined.
Rev. Gary Heaton’s sermon is titled, “Let Us Work the Loom” and the scripture text is Luke 13:1-9. Ann Swank and Krystal Vaught are reading the scripture (Isaiah 55:1-9) and Kay Jester will lead the Psalter at the second service.
The Chancel Choir anthem at 11 is “None Other Lamb” by Richard Cummins. Bob Snead is soloist. Gathering music by Richard Cummins at the second service includes Andantino, Edwin H. Lemare, composer and Chorale Prelude on the tune “St. Clement” Richard Cummins, composer. This piece is based on the hymn tune “St. Clement” (The Day Thou Gavest, Lord”). The organ setting was inspired by hearing the tune played on the carillon at Massenetta Springs in August 1952.
Those coming to worship are invited to bring a piece of cloth to add to the loom.
At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2He asked them, ‘Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. 4Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.’
6 Then he told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. 7So he said to the gardener, “See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?” 8He replied, “Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig round it and put manure on it. 9If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.” ’ Luke 13:1-9