Bulletin for February 26, 2017
5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
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Leader: The Word of the Lord
Ekklesia: Thanks be to God
This week’s worship.
Southside Village (starts 3/5)
Starting Sunday, March 5th, Luke and Lindsay Stevenson will be hosting a monthly gathering at their home in Garner for people who live on the southern side of our community. It will be a family-friendly potluck, but you don’t have to have kids to come. It is open to anyone and everyone! March 5, 4pm @ 410 Ranch Farm Rd Raleigh NC 27603
Ash Wednesday Services
We believe it is crucially important to recognize we are situated within a larger body (the body of Christ). This means it is important for us to learn from and join with other Christian traditions.
Each year on Ash Wednesday we encourage our church family to join a Catholic church community for services. This is a powerful opportunity to join together with other members of Christ’s body and to worship in ways that are outside our comfort zones.
Here are 4 regional options for you to consider:
- Downtown: Sacred Heart Cathedral 6:45a | 8:10a | 12:10p | 5:30p
- Cary: St. Michael 7:00a | 8:15a | 9:45a | 12:00p
- NW Raleigh: St. Francis 7:00a | 9:00a | 12:00p | 5:30p | 7:30p
- NE Raleigh: St Raphael 7:00a | 9:00a | 12:10p | 5:30p | 7:30p
LENT Giving Jars
As part of Lent each year, we encourage everyone to undertake two fasts: one that frees up time (perhaps a favorite TV show?), and another that frees up resources (maybe soda or alcohol or eating out). The goal is to repurpose the time and resources to expand our hearts toward God and others. With the resources we free up, we will be taking a special offering on Easter to go toward our school supply giveaway / block party event in August! Be sure to pick up a giving jar to take home with you and start collecting your saved resources!
Need to talk to someone about finances?
As part of the sermon on Sunday, February 5, two names were mentioned of people who’d be willing to sit down with you to help talk about finances. If you’re in need of some assistance, please reach out to Joel Harris or Shane Bazer. They would love to meet you.