Scripture Reading: Matthew 7.1-12
Message: John 11:39- The Stench of Transformation
*Communion and Song of Response included
Happy Birthday to:
Drew Wilson (March 2)
Gary Moore (March 2)
Greg Fisher (March 2)
David Hart (March 3)
Kristin Dungan (March 6)
Meal Train for the Whites:
Connor Ryland White was born! Baby and mama are both doing great! If you’d like to help help them adjust to baby brother with the gift of a meal, please either contact us or find the link on our LSCC Life Together Facebook Group.
The Biola University Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts once again presents the Lent Project: a 53-day aesthetically guided meditation on Christ’s life, death, and resurrection.
Lent can be a beautifully reflective time for us to quiet our hearts, anticipate Christ’s sacrifice for us and embrace the hope that his death and resurrection represent. It’s a time of self-examination, prayer and simple living, pondering life in this valley of tears while also envisioning the new, vibrant life Christ offers which empowers us to be repairers of the breach. We do this out of gratitude for the greatest breach that has been repaired in us, the sin from which we have been forgiven by God’s grace in Christ.
To participate in this Lent devotional, or sign up to have it delivered to your inbox daily, visit http://ccca.biola.edu/lent/2021
Did you miss our CAR-nival drive-through event? Did your dog get to the bags before you did? No worries! We’ve included as many of the items from the event that we can give you over the internet here!
We want to invite the church into creative and meaningful ways to celebrate this month. One of the most significant ways we suggest doing this is through the Justified Anger: African American History course offered by Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development. We will be featuring more from this partner organization in the future, but for now, we encourage all our readers to check them out!
Here are some additional ways to celebrate Black History Month:
- Peruse this comprehensive list of recommendations for the whole family (curated by Gilliard)
- Attend a virtual event or exhibit hosted by the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. (The Smithsonian also offers public programs and experiences for BHM.)
- Research and support Black-owned businesses (one great tool for doing this is the Black Wall Street directory)
- Google search “Black History Month [insert your city/state] 2021” to find out what’s going on in your community!
Until freedom means the same for all,
The LMDJ Team
Good news! New life. Transformation. Fruit of the Spirit. The scriptures are full of promise and hope that followers of Jesus might experience life, and life abundantly.
Why is it then that so many of us who claim to follow Jesus find ourselves wanting for the deep transformation of Christ we read about in scripture? From Sunday, January 31, through Easter Sunday, we will be walking through a sermon series to try and tackle this very question.
The sermon series is rooted in John 11 and the book, The Lazarus Life, by Stephen W. Smith. LSCC has purchased a copy of this book for each household (you should have received a copy if you are a regular attender) to help you go deeper and enter into the process of spiritual transformation. No reading is required to benefit from the sermon series. The book is simply a gift for those who would like to go deeper or to use in a small group setting. We hope you are blessed by this series and if you so choose, by the book as well.
We will be continuing to connect at 5pm Sundays via Zoom each Sunday, to all gather at one place at one time to participate in worship together.
If you want to join our congregation on Sunday but haven’t been receiving our Sunday emails, please register here!
-Morgan is coordinating care within our congregation. If you need help, or even someone to make a grocery store run, please contact Morgan.
-If you have prayer requests, please submit those HERE.
-If you would like to set up a time to talk with Pastor Chris, contact him directly HERE.