February 08, 2006

Lenten Sermon Series

In three short weeks we will be entering the season of Lent. Lent is a period of 40 days (not counting Sundays) when we prepare for Good Friday and Easter Sunday. In the early church, Lent was a time of preparation for new converts. They would spend the season learning about Christianity and what it meant to be a Christian. Then on Easter Day they would be baptized.

Remembering this history I am thinking of doing a sermon series on the church, specifically on the United Church of Canada. There are 5 Sundays in Lent before Palm Sunday. What 5 topics about the United church would you like to hear sermons on? As we will have communion on March 5, the 1st Sunday of Lent (since we celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every Church season) the likely topic for that day will be United Church approaches to communion--look for a possible "People's Court" drama. Other topics might include: Baptism, weddings and funerals, United church history and structure, what do we believe?, the difference between membership and full membership, our future, etc. Let me know what topics you think are worth a sermon.

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