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Lesson: Numbers 21:4-9, Hohn 3:14-15
Message: “A focus on healing”
This week we’re taking a look at the complications of healing. In our text from the Gospel of John, Jesus predicts his future crucifixion and compares it to a moment of healing for the People of Israel in the book of Numbers. In this account, the people were in need of healing from poisonous snakes that had set upon them while they were traveling through the wilderness toward the promised land. God tells Moses to prepare a bronze snake on a staff, and when he lifts it up, the people who look at the snake are healed. One of the startling parts of this story is that the snake is both the cause of pain and death, and the method of healing. Likewise, in referring to the crucifixion, Jesus is pointing to an object of terror and death – even his own – and likening this to a moment of healing.
Healing is complicated and difficult. Whether we’re talking about healing in our bodies, or healing divides as a nation, it’s not an easy path to get there. On Sunday, we’ll take a look at what this means for us in our Lenten journey and reflection.
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Blessings and peace,
Prelude: “Saraband in D Minor” Handel
Meditation: “I Need Thee” Lowry
Postlude: “Fugue II:9 in G Aeolian” Pachelbel
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3/27 Blessing and distribution of the palms In-person outside at 2pm.
3/28 Palm Sunday Livestream Service at 11 am
4/1 Maundy Thursday Livestream Service at 8 pm
4/4 Easter Sunrise Service in-person outside at 6:15 am
Easter Livestream Service at 11am
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