1pm Ulrich/Ealey Wedding

4:30pm Ulrich/Ealey Wedding Rehearsal

7pm Jubilee Rehearsal

6:30pm Property Committee

12:30 pm Seniors Ministry: OWLS Luncheon and Talk

In February our OWLS Fellowship (Older, Wiser and Lively Still!) will enjoy a visit from Animal Friends. This should be a fun and relaxing visit with “Therapets.” Since our animal friends need uncarpeted space we will be meeting in the Parish Hall. Join us from 12:30 -2:30pm for a delicious lunch. OWLS meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month in the Hunt Room. Parking restrictions will be lifted for people to park on the streets and the Neville Street lot will be reserved for OWLS participants. There is a $10 charge for lunch, but first-time friends are free! Please RSVP to Ann Tefft at 412-526-1107 or tefft.ann@gmail.com.

Lent 5: Sunday Scriptures

LENTEN SERMON SERIES

Come Quickly to Help Us: The Psalms through Lent

Weekly devotional resource is available here.

Sermon questions are available here.

Lent 4: Sunday Scriptures

LENTEN SERMON SERIES

Come Quickly to Help Us: The Psalms through Lent

Weekly devotional resource is available here.

Sermon Questions:

  1. As Fr Jonathan mentioned on Sunday, Psalm 122 is part of a section of the psalms called The Psalms of Ascent, sung three times a year by the people of God as they were on pilgrimage to Jerusalem. They are called Psalms of Ascent because Jerusalem is the highest city in Israel, so that most of the journey for the pilgrims was a literal ascent, but also because the psalms call the pilgrims who pray them to ascend to the Lord with their hearts. What are the ways that Psalm 122 calls us to ascend to the Lord with our hearts?
  2. Fr. Jonathan mentioned that the Psalms of Ascent, read in the light of Christ, teach us to see our whole lives as a pilgrimage. Do you think of your life in this way? How would it change how you think of yourself, your vocation, your thoughts and your actions if you conceived of your life this way?
  3. The psalmist uses the poetic device of ascending parallelism to highlight his longing for the peace, the shalom of Jerusalem. Fr. Jonathan mentioned that shalom in Scripture is not simply the absence of conflict, but wholeness, integrity, justice, righteousness, and hope that is created by the fullness of God’s presence. Spend time praying for the shalom of the heavenly Jerusalem to fill your community group, your family, your place of work, your neighborhood, and the city of Pittsburgh. What would change in each of these places if God’s shalom were to fill it?

 

Lent 3: Sunday Scriptures

LENTEN SERMON SERIES

Come Quickly to Help Us: The Psalms through Lent

Weekly devotional resource is available here.

Sunday sermon questions are available here.

 

 

Lent 2: Sunday Scriptures

LENTEN SERMON SERIES

Come Quickly to Help Us: The Psalms through Lent

Weekly devotional resource is available here.

Weekly sermon questions:

  1. Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness (Romans 4:3).  Why is it so hard for us to trust God?
  2. Abraham trusted because he knew God’s track record.  Looking back, where do you see evidence that God was working  in your life?
  3. Our coins say “In God We Trust.”  To what extent is that an accurate statement about our nation?
  4. What is one practical way for you to “set the Lord always before me” (Psalm 16:8) in this Lenten season?

Lent 1: Sunday Scriptures

LENTEN SERMON SERIES

Come Quickly to Help Us: The Psalms through Lent

Lent 1: Psalm 25:3-9

Sermon questions are available here.

Weekly devotional resource is available here.

 

 

 


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