Lenten Devotional: March 14

Somebody Prayed for Me

By Hattie Whitehead

And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and shall praise the name of Jehovah your God, that hath dealt wondrously

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Lenten Devotion: March 11

I Did Not Question

— By JoBeth Allen

I didn’t know this biblical history, recounted in Ezra 6:1-12. “Jerusalem receives reparations when the people return after exile: King Darius uses the royal treasury to fulfill the reparations even though he was not the king who forced them to abandon their homeland. It was not King Darius’ personal wrongdoing that caused … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 9

Death Does Not End Creation

— By Gabbi Pohlman —

In August of this year, my uncle lost his battle with addiction. While I had great grief over this loss, there was also some aspect of relief. For the past twelve years, I have watched him brutally suffer at the hands of addiction and the other illnesses that resulted as … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 7

Radical Transformation and Forgiveness Through Love and Truth

— By Steve Frick —

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace, which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence.

– Ephesians 1:7-8

Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and

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Lenten Devotional: March 4

Giving Up Giving Up

— By Robin Whetstone —

Lent is my very favorite season of the Christian calendar. It could be because the focus on Christ’s impending crucifixion appeals to my goth sensibilities, or it could be because I know how necessary the darkness is in order to truly appreciate the light.

But I think the real reason I … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 2

Break Every Yoke

By Alys Willman

The great Saint Reverend Beth Long likes to say “Scripture is dangerous, if you read all of it.” These days, I am reading Isaiah 58.  All of it. I read those lines of what promises God has in store for me and my soul leaps:  your light shall rise in the darkness, and your Read the rest

March 14 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
March 14, 2021 • Fourth Sunday of Lent

Full Service Stream


Welcome

Pastor Laura Patterson

Prelude: “Lost”

Maxine Easom (piano) and Natalie Smith (flute)

Discussing “Mercy”

Mrs. Janet and the Upper Elementary Sunday School Class

Call to Confession

Sarah Sumners, Amber Kugle and Jack

Opening Hymn: “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”

Sovereign Grace Music
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Lenten Devotional: March 12, 2021

Shamon
by John Cole Vodicka

Mark 8:29-35:
Jesus then asked his disciples, “And you—what are you saying about me?  Who am I?”
Peter gave the answer: “You are the Christ, the Messiah.”
Jesus warned them to keep it quiet, not to breathe a word of it to anyone.  He then began explaining things to them: “It is necessary that the Son of Humanity … Read the rest