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Third Sunday in Lent

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The Parable of the Barren Fig

The Parable of the Barren Fig

 

Third Sunday in Lent

February 28, 2016

The warnings are plentiful and blunt on the third Sunday in Lent.   Lent is a season of repentance. Cut it out or get cut down! The warnings are accompanied by God’s invitation to attentiveness:

“Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live.” 

The landowner’s ultimatum is forestalled by the gardener’s readiness to till the ground one more year. That is good news for  all of us. Thanks be to God!

Isaiah 55:1-9

Psalm  63:1-8

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Luke 13:1-9

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Second Sunday in Lent

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Second Sunday in Lent

February 21, 2016

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord-2

Though we sometimes doubt and often resist God’s desire to protect and save us, our God persists. In holy baptism, God’s people have been called and gathered into a God-initiated relationship that will endure. Lent provides the church with a time and a tradition in which to seek the face of the Lord again. Lent provides another occasion to behold the God of our salvation in the face of the Blessed One who “comes in the name of the Lord.”

Genesis  15:1-12, 17, 18

Psalm  27

Philippians 3:17-4:1

Luke 13:31-35

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events This Week

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Dear Members and Friends of Reformation:

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

We have many events this week and would love for you to attend.

Here is a quick listing:

Tuesday, February 9:

Congregational Pictures:

If you have not yet had your picture taken,  there are still a few slots available. Please call the church office at 540-825-1376 for further information.

The Annual Shrove Tuesday Spaghetti Dinner:

NOTE: Dinner will take place Rain, Snow or Shine!

5pm – 6:45 pm. It is sponsored by the Men’s Ministry. A free-will offering will be received as half of the proceeds will be given to the Culpeper Food Closet. Please invite your friends, relatives and neighbors. All are welcome. The menu will include spaghetti (including gluten free), a variety of sauces, salad, bread, assorted desserts and drinks.

Wednesday, February 10:

Ash Wednesday Worship (the beginning of Lent):

Worship will be held at 12 Noon and 7 pm. The Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion will be offered.

Hope to see you and your families this week. Thank you!

In Jesus saving love,
Pastor Brad

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Full-Ride Fellowships Available from Institute of Lutheran Theology

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The Institute of Lutheran Theology announces 15 fellowships, which will be available in August for full-time students willing to relocate to our Brookings, South Dakota campus.  These fellowship opportunities are made available due to the courtesy of a generous donor from North Dakota.

To learn more and/or apply for ILT’s new fellowships, contact Leon Miles at miles@ilt.org or visit their website at:

ILT Full-Ride Fellowships Available

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Celebrating The Transfiguration

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This weekend, we celebrate the Transfiguration. This is when Jesus physically changes into his glorious self to show the disciples and us who he really is. The Christ, the Son of the living God. Come and celebrate the Transfiguration with us this weekend at Reformation Lutheran Church, Culpeper, Virginia. Saturday Evening Praise Worship at 6:00pm and Sunday Morning Worship at 8:00am and 11:00am.

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Introducing “The Morning Greeting”

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We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new section on our website called “The Morning Greeting.” Our own Dave Lambert has been sharing his morning greetings with friends and family for some time and has graciously agreed to allow us to share them with all of you.  We will be creating a new page on our website called “The Morning Greeting” and will begin sharing these with all of you soon!

Here’s a little bit about Dave:

“I grew up in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax, VA and came to Christ at age 19. I have been following Jesus for more than forty years and have spent much of that time leading Bible studies and small groups. Happily married for 42 years, my wife Pam and I were Sunday school teachers and youth group leaders for more than 12 years in several churches of different denominations. In 1999, God spoke to me about sending out a daily internet devotional and I have been sending out the Morning Greeting for the past 16 years. I send it most weekday mornings to several hundred readers around the world. I write about whatever catches my attention in studying the scriptures or whatever happens in my life. I have no particular writing schedule; I write anytime I think I’m hearing from God and I’m always happy to receive comments from readers.” ~Dave Lambert