The Faces of Jesus: Lent/Easter 2020

Worship Series February 26 - April 12, 2020


Arguments abound about who Jesus was, what his purpose was, and what we should believe about him. The reality is Jesus wasn’t simply one thing. When we read scriptures seriously, without an agenda, Jesus fits quite a few different roles and images. He can’t be narrowly defined as simply a teacher, a healer, a rebel, or a prophet. He was, and is, different things to different people. Which is okay, as long as we don’t forget he was more than any one image, or one role.

During Lent, we’ll look at five different roles Jesus fulfilled during his life. Each of these roles played a part in why Jesus was executed by Rome. Why the religious leaders of his community were fearful of him. Why the people weren’t sure what to believe. And why he gained such a following by the peasants and the marginalized. These ‘Faces of Jesus’ do not by themselves give us a full picture of him, and even together they fall short of defining or explaining him. They are simply a few of the faces of Jesus that led him to the cross.

February 26 – Ash Wednesday
Sermon Title: Imaging God
Scripture: Genesis 1:26-28a, 2:4b-7
Imposition of Ashes


March 1
Sermon Title: The Faces of Jesus: Prophet
Scripture: Matthew 7:13-14
Communion


March 8
Sermon Title: The Faces of Jesus: Healer
Scripture: Luke 9:37-43; 18:35-42


March 15 – Youth Sunday
Sermon Title: The Faces of Jesus: Rebel
Scripture: Mark 2:23-3:6


March 22
Sermon Title: The Faces of Jesus: Rabbi
Scripture: Sermon on the Mount/Sermon the Plain
Matthew 26:6-13


March 29 – Confirmation Sunday
Sermon Title: The Faces of Jesus: God Incarnate
Scripture: John 1:1-5; 8:12-20


April 5 – Palm Sunday
Sermon Title: The Faces of Jesus: King
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11
Youth and children process with palms during opening hymn
No communion


April 9 – Maundy Thursday
Traditional worship with Communion
Choir – Olive Garden
Hymn – Wondrous Love


April 10 – Good Friday
Tenebrae worship with stripping of the altar
Hymn – Wondrous Love


April 12 – Easter (6:15, 8, 9:30, 11)
Sermon Title: The Faces of Jesus: Messiah
Scripture: Mark 16:1-8
Choir – Handel’s Messiah


Week 1: March 1, 2020
Sermon: " The Faces of Jesus: Prophet, " Rev. Jessica Rooks

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Week 2: March 8, 2020
Sermon: "The Faces of Jesus: Healer, " Rev. Jessica Rooks

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Week 3: March 15, 2020
Sermon by Rev. Jessica Rooks

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Week 4: March 22, 2020
Sermon: "The Faces of Jesus: Rabbi, " Rev. Jessica Rooks

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Week 5: March 29, 2020
Sermon: "The Faces of Jesus: God Incarnate, " Rev. Jessica Rooks

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Week 6: April 5, 2020
Sermon: "The Faces of Jesus: King, " Rev. Jessica Rooks

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