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Matthew 28 presents the good news of Jesus’ resurrection this way:
1After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
8So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
Rev. LoAnn Fairman’s Palm Sunday sermon served as a meditation on the emotions that Jesus experienced and qualities he displayed at Gethsemane on the night he was betrayed. The scripture passage was Matthew 26:36-46. If you missed the sermon or want to hear it again, listen now.
On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem at the beginning of Holy Week. The scripture passage for the morning is from Matthew 26. We will be thinking about Jesus and his disciples in the garden of Gethsemane. The title of the sermon is “Agony, Loneliness, Trust, Courage.” Providence is participating in the ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING offering, which will be received on Palm Sunday. Children will bring their fish banks to church, and offering envelopes will be available for adults to contribute to this collection. Check out the website to learn more: http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/specialofferings/one-great-hour-sharing-offering/. On EASTER MORNING, April 20 at 9:30 am, members and friends of the church are invited to a delicious breakfast prepared by the Men of Providence. Thank you to Deacon Dave Youel for organizing this event.
Rev. LoAnn Fairman preached a series of sermons on Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well — and its aftermath — found in John 4. As those who heard the sermons learned, this passage is chock full of lessons on the power of Jesus’ presence and message and ways in which we can respond when we experience Him. LoAnn addressed the ways in which Jesus reaches across barriers that separate us (March 23); the living water that Jesus gives to those who believe in Him (March 30); and the urge to evangelize that Jesus’ presence imparts (April 6). If you missed any of the sermons — or want to hear one again — listen in through the links here. It will be time well-spent.
Sunday March 16 was the second Sunday in Lent. The lectionary passages for the day were Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; and John 3:1-7. The scripture passage for LoAnn Fairman’s sermon was the Genesis passage, on the call of Abraham. The title of the sermon was “At the End of Your Rope.” We usually think of Abraham the patriarch as blessed in every way — spiritually, physically, economically – throughout his entire, long life. But it is altogether possible that, when God called the 75-year old Abram (his name at the time) to leave Harran and “set out for the land of Canaan,” Abram’s situation may not have been so great … it may even have been dire. And his decision to do as God instructed him in the face of his circumstances can be an inspiring model for each of us. LoAnn’s sermon explains why.
Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter, which falls on April 20 this year. Many Christian denominations encourage disciples to renew and strengthen their faith during Lent. Sunday March 9 was the first Sunday in Lent. The lectionary passages for the day were Genesis 2:15-17 & 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; and Matthew 4:1-11. The scripture passages for LoAnn Fairman’s sermon on March 9 were the Genesis passages. The sermon title was “Back to the Beginning as Lent Begins.”