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Open Circle Metropolitan Community Church

Praying Through Lent

Each Saturday during the season of Lent –

February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24,

and March 31

9:00 AM – 12 Noon

the Sanctuary will be open for a time of prayer.

You may pray quietly by yourself or with a friend.

Someone will be available to pray with you if you desire anointing for specific prayer requests.

The altar table will be prepared with consecrated Communion elements if you feel led to partake.

Candles will be available If you should care to light one as you pray.

Prayer is the key that unlocks the door of the throne room of heaven!

Please be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and as you feel led please take advantage of this opportunity to pray.

   

Hebrews 12:1 – Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders us and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us

Lent is a season of giving up certain things. Some give up coffee, chocolate, or cigarettes. We sometimes forget the reason why we are encouraged to set aside certain luxuries during Lent: We do this because Christ fasted for forty days during his time in the desert being tempted by Satan. We don’t want to give something up just for the sake of giving it up. We should be very prayerful and considerate in surrendering particular aspects of our lives. We should be striving at all times to set aside all of those things in our lives which keep us from becoming all that God intends for us to be. Perhaps it would be better for us to give up gossip instead of chocolate. Perhaps it would be better for us to give up arguments, bitterness, and insisting on having our own way instead of giving up coffee. Most importantly it would be the ultimate surrender to give up our will to Jesus instead of giving up a particular delicacy. Giving up our will to Jesus is the first step in having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. During Lent may we work to surrender all of those things which keep us from becoming the person God desires for us to become.  Amen

   

As violence and anger erupt in the city of Birmingham Alabama, Woodlawn High School football coach Tandy Gerelds (Nic Bishop) allows an outsider (Sean Astin) to speak to his players. His message of hope and love leads to a spiritual awakening that inspires star athlete Nathan, his teammates and other members of the community to overcome the hate and violence that surrounds them.
Starring: Sean Astin, Jon Voight, Nic Bishop
Open Circle MCC
Movie Night
Friday March 9, 2018
6:00 PM
woodlawn
Popcorn and Soft Drinks Provided

   

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Open Circle Metropolitan Community Church

Holy Week Services Sunday March 25, 2018  – Sunday April 1, 2018

 

Sunday March 25 – Palm Sunday

Bible Study  9:00 AM

Worship and Praise Service  10:00 AM

Wednesday March 28 – Holy Wednesday Service  6:00 PM

Thursday March 29 – Maundy Thursday Service  6:00 PM

Friday March 30 – Good Friday Service  6:00 PM

Sunday April 1 – Easter Sunday

Bible Study  9:00 AM

Worship and Praise Celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus  10:00 AM

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