During the Sundays of Lent, from February 18th through March 18th, worship will look a little different. The biggest change will be the order of service.

The scripture readings and the sermon will be at the end of the service. This upset in our routine shakes us up and causes us to pay attention. More importantly, though, the sermon at the end of the service allows us to go home with God’s Word still on our minds.

(In case you were wondering, we wend with Communion so that we leave fed, forgiven, renewed in Christ.)

Our Gospel readings will be from the Gospel of Mark and will focus on the last week of Christ’s life. We cannot get palms by February 18th for our Palm Sunday. You are encouraged to bring something to wave in the air to celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry.

What would you bring if Jesus came to Portland???

Feb. 18 Palm Sunday
Mark 11:1-11
Bring something to honor and celebrate Jesus’s arrival (instead of palms)– What kind of King is Jesus?

Feb. 25
Mark 11:12-19
Trouble in the temple

March 4
Mark 11:20-13:37
Conflict and More Conflict

March 18
Mark 14:12-71
The Last Supper and Garden of Gethsename

March 25 CANTATA
Mark 15:1-41
The Last Week of Christ from Palm Sunday to Crucifixion

April 1 Easter
Mark 16:1-8

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