Adam and Eve are tempted by Satan who shows up as a serpent. Snakes get a bit of bad rap, but the symbolism is important. Personally I've met very few temptations I didn't like. I need help with recognizing and then resisting or retreating from temptation. What does that part of the Lord's prayer "Lead us not into temptation mean?" What are some of the temptations I don't even recognize as temptations? Lots to ponder as this first Sunday of Lent, that ancient Christian season begins.
Sunday's are not Lent!
Because each Sunday is a mini Easter, traditionally Lent is suspended that day. Which is a good thing because this coming Sunday, March 5th, is our monthly Parish Luncheon. Bring food to share, including desserts! The lunch takes place at about 12:15 right after our 11:00 a.m. Service.
BAPTISM CLASSES - 2017 -
Next Baptism - Easter Sunday, Apri 16, 2017
Our next classes for adult, youth, and child candidates for baptism starts on Sunday, February 26th.
We pray this week for:
Those on our prayer list: Niky, Richard, Norma, Lee Anne, Rick, Bob & Georgia, Puneet, Andres, Fernando, John, Bill & Elena, Art & Myrna, Jerry & Zulema, Yvonne, Lamar Middle School, Neto, Mikey, Tio, Mayra, Grizelda, Olga, Larry, Kyle, Jean & Cissy, Mark, John & Sylvia, Zadkiel, Lucy, David, Matthew, Tim, David, John & Adela, Lorelei, Javier, and Kristen.
Those that are missing in Mexico and those that are being persecuted for their faith.
Those serving our country in harm’s way.
All loved ones departed in Christ.
Our altar flowers are given today to the glory of God by Jim and Cathey Moore in thanksgiving for the birthdays of their sons John S. Reese and Jay D. Reese.
SERVING SUNDAY MARCH 5th
Eucharistic Minister - Fina Roque
Wednesdays in Lent - Growing Spiritually and Sacramentally with Harry Potter....
Each Wednesday in Lent we will have a 6:30 p.m. Service. The first will be Ash Wednesday, March 1st. We will follow each service with a very simple soup, supper at 7 including discussion about the 7 sacraments using clips from the Harry Potter movies We will end at 8:00 p.m.. Kids are welcome as long as they can handle the clips from Harry Potter. Most clips will not be scary, but the movies are PG and PG 13, not G.
March 1 - Ash Wednesday - Baptism - Wizards in England!
March 8 - Communion - Hogwarts, Houses, and Ghosts
March 15 - Confirmation - Defense against the Dark Arts
March 22 - Reconciliation - Muggles, Wizards, Squibs and more
March 29 - Unction - Wands, Spells, Scars and Love
April 5 - Marriage - Dursleys, Weasleys, Malfoys, and Potters ....
April 12 - Holy Orders - Professors, Ministers, and more
From our Pastor and Church Secretary