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 the disciples discovered the unintended consequences of following Jesus – instead of receiving great power, they (and we) are to become servant leaders.
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 Peter, and how he was asked by Jesus to follow him. Today’s program is brought to you by our sponsor, Janet T’s Pied Piper Pest Removal Service.
Our Scripture Reading is from Mark 10:35-45 NRSV. The book of Mark is the earliest of our four Gospels, written around 64-75 A.D. in Rome, at least 35 years after the events surrounding the events described, probably by a missionary companion of Peter and Paul who collected the stories and traditions. In this passage, the disciples James and John receive a lesson in humility from Jesus.
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… following Jesus.”
See this week’s announcements and bulletin notes here. Information is included on donating to United Methodist Committee on Relief for providing relief in Ukraine and around the world in situations of disaster and humanitarian assistance.
Credits and copyrights
- “Two Fishermen” words and music by Suzanne Toolan. © 1986 (words), 1970 (music) GIA Publications, Inc.
- “The Summons” words by John Bell, music traditional Scottish. © 1987 WGRG, c/o Iona Community, Glasgow, Scotland (Admin. by Wild Goose Resource Group). CCLI song #1040329, 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.
- “Make Me a Servant” words and music by Kelly Willard. © 1982 CCCM Music (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.); Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.); Willing Heart Music (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.). CCLI song #33131, CCLI License #2718708.
- “Have You Heard God’s Voice?” words and tune by Jacqui G. Jones, arrangement by Frederick Chatfield. © 2018 St. James Music Press.
- “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.