“A Lenten Journey with John” – March 13, 2022

Rev. Dr. Asa J. Lee

Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 9:30am
Livestream Worship


"Lent is the opportunity to change what we ought to change but have not…Lent is about becoming, doing and changing whatever it is that is blocking the fullness of life in us right now… Lent is a summons to live anew…Lent is the time to let life in again, to rebuild the worlds we've allowed to go sterile.      Joan Chittister

Dear SDUMC Family,

As we continue the journey through Lent, I hope you have let go of something during this season and added something to aid you in your spiritual growth. As you look over the E-news, you will hopefully see something that will help you grow closer to God this Lent either through your prayers, presence, gifts, service, or witness.

If you haven't had a chance, pick up one of our guides to read through the Gospel of John (there isn't that much catch up work early in the Lenten season). Reading and studying the Bible is a powerful way to move through difficult and uncertain times in our lives and the world. I'm reminded of the words shared by Rev. Junius Dotson from our January study. On reading the Bible, Dotson shares, "When there is so much negativity and stress, and we are overwhelmed by all that's going on in the world, we need to hear the good news over and over again. We need to be reminded that there's a God who is bigger than whatever I'm going through, who hears and sees and knows my struggle."

I hope you'll take a moment to stop by the Small Group Team table this Sunday. The table is full of numerous resources, books, and devotionals to lead us forward in our Lenten journeys.

I look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday as I welcome a dear friend and new President of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Dr. Asa Lee. He will continue to guide us through our Lenten sermon series, A Lenten Journey With John: The Gospel Of Light And Life. Dr. Lee is a fantastic speaker, and I know he will share an inspiring message (you can read more about him below). We will also have some incredible music to help you gracefully wake up on this time change weekend.

I hope you'll make it a Lenten priority to join us at 8:00 a.m. (in the Chapel for a shortened Communion Service), 9:30 a.m. (in the Sanctuary with the Choir, Special Music, Guest Speaker, and some memorable moments of Worship), or on Livestream at 9:30 a.m. (and throughout the day and week on our YouTube Channel). The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is graciously sponsoring our Coffee and Donut time following Worship this week.

P.S. Don’t forget this is a time change weekend. Take a moment on Saturday night to turn your clocks ahead one hour (we’ll have coffee ready on Sunday morning) and change the batteries in your smoke detectors.


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