Spring Training | Lent Worship Series
Just as ballplayers have spring training, we will be doing some Spring Training of our spiritual practices during the Lenten season of self-examination. During the 40 days of Lent, we will cover the bases of each spiritual practice and do some drills as well. Join us on the active roster!
Sunday, February 21, 2021 | Week 1 | Getting in Shape | Romans 8:26-27
Conditioning and stretching our muscles is a top priority during spring training. As we work on our own spiritual growth, prayer is a top priority that conditions the spiritual muscles of our soul.
Breath Prayer | A contemplative prayer linked to the rhythms of breathing.
Be Still | A prayer based on text from Psalm 46:10 of the Hebrew Scriptures: “Be still and know that I am God.”
Centering Prayer | A method of meditation placing a strong emphasis on interior silence.
Sunday, February 28, 2021 | Week 2 | What’s Our Legacy? | Psalm 1:1-3
Each great ball club has a history filled with great victories and even sorrowful defeats. Players on the team are a part of that team’s legacy. They recognize where the team has been in order to know where they want to go in the future. Scripture shows that this is true for us in our Christian journey.
Practice Scripture Reading
Daily Lenten Guide | Daily scripture guiding us through our focus of spiritual disciplines. The scripture also is posted daily on the church Facebook page. Take a minute to read it, like, comment, and share it with others.
Lectio Divina | A prayerful way to read and pray through scripture.
Sunday, March 7, 2021 | Week 3 | Laying Off Bad Pitches | Matthew 6:16-18
It’s tempting to swing at a bad pitch every now and then. Swing at too many bad pitches though and you’ll never learn to wait for the good ones. Lent is traditionally a time of fasting, of laying off the things that distract us from God, so that we can refocus on what is most important.
This week, practice fasting from technology. This fast might be a full fast, where you completely give up technology, or a limited fast where you reduce the amount of time you spend on technology. You might give up all screens or prayerfully discern if you should fast from social media, news (or checking the news as often), or television. During this fast, be intentional to spend more time with God and with people you love.
Sunday, March 14, 2021 | Week 4 | We All Make Errors | 1 John 1:5-9
Athletes grow by learning from their mistakes. They watch game film and receive coaching to improve. Confession creates space for us to evaluate our walk with Christ to discover how we can grow deeper in love with God and neighbor.
The Prayer of Examen | To help us reflect on our day and notice the places of joy and also our growth areas.
Reimagining the Examen App | Download free from the App Store.
Sunday, March 21, 2021 | Week 5 | Taking the Field | 1 Corinthians 10:31-33
Worship is not just the responsibility of the pastor, the band, or the choir. The congregation is never the audience. Instead, we are all on the field when we worship and God is our audience. This worship isn’t limited to one day a week but should encompass our whole lives.
Commit to worshiping with us on Sunday, either online or in person. Worship information is below. If Sunday doesn’t work for your schedule, the recorded service can be watched at any time during the week.
There are several ways to worship with us in person or online on Sunday morning.
- Traditional Worship | 8:30 a.m. | Sanctuary (reservation needed)
- Contemporary Worship | 11 a.m. | Outdoors (east parking lot)
- Livestream | 8:30 a.m. | Church website or Facebook page
Indoor Worship | 8:30 a.m.
Please make a reservation to join us at 8:30 a.m. Sunday for indoor worship. Safety measures include social distancing and the use of a face mask. Details are listed in the What to Expect for Indoor Worship guide.
Outdoor Worship | 11 a.m.
Outdoor contemporary worship begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, weather permitting. Bring your own chair and gather in the east parking lot. A reservation is not needed to attend. Safety measures include social distancing and the use of a face mask. Details are listed in the What to Expect for Outdoor Worship guide.
Online Worship | 8:30 a.m. Livestream
Worship with us online through the church Facebook page or website. Reach out to staff at [email protected] for technical assistance. Please like and comment to let us know you’re watching! Both services are available to watch at any time after the stream.
Take a minute to register your attendance so we know you joined us for worship.