What’s all this about “Lent”? The term is one we hear at this time of year, but it seems to be complicated with rules and traditions. Through March and up to Palm Sunday (April 10), we will be in a series that explains Lent and connects it to things we have experienced or understand. Today, we will see how self-examination and self-discipline can help us live following Jesus’s example.
Our services are being held with in-person attendance at 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Today’s service is provided below in its entirety in video format.
Good Morning Morgan Hill features the story of Abram and his covenant with God. This program is brought to you by our sponsor, Megan’s Academy for Steel Magnolias.
Our Scripture Reading is from 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 NRSV. 2 Thessalonians was written to the church in Thessalonica, in what is now northern Greece, in about year 75-90 of the common era. It was probably written by a follower of Paul, in his name, and was a couple of decades following a previous letter (1 Thessalonians), expanding a couple of topics that seemed to be continuing issues. In our reading in chapter 3, he addresses a refusal to work for a living, disregarding Paul’s previous teaching.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is the one true Church whose faith we support with our prayers, our presence, our giving, our witness and our service.
Our offering is given to the mission and ministry of MHUMC. Remember our gifts come from us, as the people of God, for the work of God, to the Glory of God in the world.
I invite you to give generously, as we worship God through sharing our gifts, tithes, and offerings.
The message today from Rev. Dr. Linda Holbrook is “You may not know about Lent, but you know about… self-examination and self-discipline.”
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Credits and copyrights
- “In His Time” words and music by Diane Ball. © 1978 CCCM Music (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.), Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.). CCLI song #25981, CLI License #2718708.
- “Jesu, Jesu” words by Tom Colvin, music Ghana folks song, adapt. by Tom Colvin, harm. by Charles H. Webb. and music American folk hymn. © 1969, 1989 Hope Publishing Company. CCLI song #186208, CCLI License #2718708.
- “They’ll Know We Are Christians” by Peter Scholtes. © 1966 F.E.L. Publications. Assigned 1991 The Lorenz Corporation (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.). CCLI song #26997, CCLI License #2718708.
- “It Is Well with My Soul” words by Horatio G. Spafford, music by Philip P. Bliss. Public domain. CCLI song #25376, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley” words and music American folk hymn. Public domain. CCLI song #7068765, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow” words by Thomas Ken, adapt. by Gilbert H. Vieira, music from Geistliche Kirchengesänge, harm. by Ralph Vaughan Williams. © Words: 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.), Music: Public Domain. CCLI song #3063266, CCLI License #2718708.
- “The Lord Bless and Keep You” words and music by Jim Strathdee. © 1981 Strathdee Music (Admin. by Desert Flower Music). CCLI song #7152110, CCLI License #2718708.
- All other text on this page © The United Methodist Church of Morgan Hill.