This Sunday is March 13, and the fifth in our Lenten theme, LIFE and FAITH Intertwined. The emphasis is “quilting”. Join us for worship at 9 or 11 to hear Rev. Gary Heaton’s sermon “Top, Batting, and Backing” the scripture text is John 12:1-8.
John Anderson and Adam Devlin are reading the scripture (Isaiah 43:16-21) and Barbara Devlin will lead the Psalter at the second service.
The Chancel Choir anthem at 11:00 is “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (Malcolm Archer, composer.) Gathering music by Richard Cummins at the second service is an Improvisation on “Wondrous Love”. This American Tune comes from the Georgia Sea Island (19th century).
Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them* with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, 5‘Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii* and the money given to the poor?’ 6(He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) 7Jesus said, ‘Leave her alone. She bought it* so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. 8You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.’ John 12:1-8