March 7 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
March 7, 2021 • Third Sunday of Lent

Full Service Stream

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Pastor Laura Patterson

Prelude: “Communion”

Maxine Easom (piano) and Natalie Smith (flute)

Discussing Sin

Mrs. Janet and the upper elementary Sunday school class

Call to Confession

Alys Willman

Opening Hymn: “Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation”

St. Machar’s
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Sermon: Out of the Dark

In Mark 1:29, Jesus heals Mary — not with words — but with a touch. Later he goes into town, taking time to diagnose the problems  with the afflicted. For those with physical problems, he heals them. For those with spiritual problems, he casts out the demons troubling them.

And to this day, Jesus’ calm presence heals and restores us … Read the rest

Sermon: “The Quality of Mercy”

Jesus tells us how to deal with those who sin against us, and not surprisingly, it’s countercultural. Where in society when we confront disagreement it’s so easy to block someone on Twitter, or unfriend them on Facebook, Jesus says we should first go talk to the person, face-to-face. Because when we talk to someone, there’s something about our humanity that … Read the rest

Sermon: Church is not a den …

When Jesus enters the temple in Matthew 21:12, he overturns tables and chairs, saying “My house shall be called a house of prayer; but you are making it a den of robbers.”

Many interpretations of this passage focus on the evil Jesus felt was happening inside the church.  That’s an easy way to view this passage. We would never do … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: Thursday, March 3

by Andrea Farnham

Luke 18: 9-13 (NIV)
To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like Read the rest