Lent

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Our Lenten Series

Our series is created and written by A Sanctified Art

Wandering Heart - Sermon Series and Personal Devotional

This Lent, we are focusing on the life and faith of one of Jesus’ most famous disciples. In Peter, we see a person who is both steadfast and unsteady, a dear friend and a betrayer, a follower and a wanderer. In Peter, we often see ourselves. By following Peter’s journey, we watch the story of Jesus unfold through the eyes of a very normal human trying to figure it all out—just like us.

As we were studying Peter’s faith journey, the lyrics of “Come Thou Fount” came to mind. It’s as if Peter himself wrote this song. Like many of us, Peter has a wandering heart. His journey is not polished, or linear, or perfect, but he is always tethered to the love of God.

In this series, we want to affirm that faith is a constant journey of steadfast pursuit, one that ebbs and flows. We want to affirm the ways Peter keeps going: he drops his nets, he walks on water, he runs to the empty tomb, he swims to the shore to meet the risen Christ. He keeps searching and yearning and loving, even after missteps or mistakes. Ultimately, in Peter’s story, we are reminded that God loves imperfect people—in fact, time and again, that’s precisely who God claims and calls.

This Lent, we will look for ourselves in the stepping stones of Peter’s story. We will reflect on the stages of our own faith journeys as well as who and what has shaped us along the way. As we wander, let us tune our hearts to sing God’s grace. May we rest in streams of mercy, never ceasing.

Lent Book & Bible Studies

Join us here at Emmanuel and our cluster churches in these studies

Rev. Edgardo's Book Study

This group meets on Monday mornings and nights starting Monday 2/19

The morning group meets at 9:30 AM in the Ministry Center at Emmanuel UMC

The night group meets at 7 PM via zoom

Current Book: Restored: “Finding Redemption in Our Mess” – by Tom Berlin

Contact Pastor Edgardo for more information at pastoredgardo@eumclaurel.org.

Cluster Lent Study

Join people from Oak Chapel, Emmanuel, Colesville & Liberty Grove UMCs in study. This study will be lead by the pastors of the cluster churches.

This group will meet via Zoom on Thursday nights at 7 PM starting on 2/15

We will be studying “Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess” by Tom Berlin

for more information contact Dr. Sherri Wood-Powe

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