LaPorte United Methodist Church
"When We Encounter Jesus: Engaged in Spiritual Tug-of-War" - Worship Service 02/20/2022
Join us at 11am online or in person as Reverend William Baker continues his 7 week sermon series entitled "When We Encounter Jesus." As a reminder, masks are mandatory and social distancing is encouraged for those attending in person.
Locations & Times
  • LaPorte United Methodist Church
    2071 Grafton Rd, Elyria, OH 44035, USA
    Sunday 11:00 AM
One of the hardest things to do as a Christian is to love as Christ calls us to love. We dally round with “forgiving but not forgetting”, or “loving, but not allowing ourselves to be victims again.” The reading for today is a sort of wake-up call in this respect. The real truth behind love and forgiveness between followers of Christ and the word, is that God wants the same for as he does everyone else. He wants all people in relationship with him, not just us. He wants us, as his people of this world, to realize not be so self-absorbed, to know the “others” as desired by God as well. This week we focus on the truth that when we encounter Jesus, we see with God’s eyes, love with God’s love, forgive and take chances with people as God does with us.
Lenten Events
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner - March 1st from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Ash Wednesday Service - March 2nd at 7pm
Lenten Bible Study
Beginning March 9th at 9:30am or 7pm, Rev. William Baker will lead a Lenten Bible study titled “Learning to Lament with God’s Word: A Study of Psalms”
During Lent this year we are going to learn to lament, to cry and complain, with God’s Word. Yes, God teaches us how to cry and complain to him when we’re in trouble, when we need him, or even when God in a sense, seems to be the Trouble Maker. In this time of stress and worry it is easy to become worn out. In this study we will be learning how to “appropriately” belly ache to God! In the third year of this pandemic We need to focus on the Lord, complain to him, and seek his guidance in troubled times. Lamenting is part of a process that draws us closer to God. So, let us gather together and do some belly aching!

Week 1: “Learning to Lament with God’s Word: Psalm 3”
Week 2: “Learning to Lament with God’s Word: Psalm 6”
Week 3: “Learning to Lament with God’s Word: Psalm 42 and 43”
Week 4: “Learning to Lament with God’s Word: Psalm 73”
Week 5: “Learning to Lament with God’s Word: Psalm 88”
Week 6 “Holy Week”: “Learning to Lament with God’s Word: Psalm 22 and 130”

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