February 2012 First United Methodist Church Plano
Special points of interest:
Souper Bowl of Caring February 5
Schola Cantorum of Texas Nathan Frank Doctoral Recital February 7
Mission Fair February 19
Ash Wednesday February 22
Sweetheart Banquet February 25
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Nurturing „whole child‟ One incredible week Baptisms Sympathies Calendar
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This year's Lenten journey at FirstChurch is called T
he Jsu a e s Wlk.
Senior Pastor Gary Mueller‟s sermon series - beginning Ash Wednesday, February 22 - follows Jesus' walk to his destiny, our salvation and, ulti- mately, to today.
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To explore this in even greater depth, FirstChurch is also offering a six-week video series onT
he Jsu a 2 2 3 3 3 4 Sunday morning worship 4 e s Wlk.
Available in most adult Sunday School classes, it digs deeper to provide further reflection and discussion.
It is also available Thursdays, 7-8pm beginning March 1. (Visit Adult Ministry table Sunday mornings to sign up.)
To help prepare for this journey, here are the themes thru Easter Sunday:
February 22 (Ash Wednesday) J
e s Wlk nt he W erat Mark 1: 9-11
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Jesus' baptism and our own baptism signify that we make our faith in him our primary identity in life.
March 18 J
su as I o Ra if Matthew 5:38-42
e s Wlk nt el Le
Draws attention to how distinctive the Christian walk is compared to values fallen humans more naturally em- brace.
February 26 J
e s Wlk nt empt ionat Matthew 4:1-11
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Jesus' temptation in the desert serves as a template for our own approach to dealing with life's temptations.
March 4 (Communion) J
e s Wlk nt e les Le John 1:35-42
su as I o Pop ‟ ivs
Jesus' commissioning of his disciples and their decision to follow provides an example for our own journey.
March 11 J
e s Wlk nt r e e Luke 4:38-41
su as I o Boknnss
In healing the sick, Jesus provides a paradigm for discipleship, showing that the Christian walk is about using our own lives to let share the healing power of Jesus and make people whole wherever we encounter need.
March 25 J
e s Wlk hr gh Y Mark 6:6b-13
su as T ou ou
Jesus sent his disciples out into the world to share the new reality avail- able through him. Explore how our walk as Christians is intended to invite others to experience a relationship with Jesus.
April 1 (Palm Sunday, Communion) J
e s Wlk o t John 19:13-18
su as t he Coss r
The sacrifice Jesus made on behalf of the world reminds us of our own jour- ney to make sacrificial love the foun- dation of our lives.
April 8 (Easter Sunday) J
su as Wh Y od Luke 24:13-15; 28-35
e s Wlk it ou T ay
The resurrected Lord is with us on our own walk every day.
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