Fruitland First United Methodist Church
Monday, March 30, 2020
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Pastors Notes

 

 
From Jim's Cluttered Desk

Please continue reading and studying along with us each Sunday

March 15, 2020 – Third Sunday of Lent

          Text: Luke 5:27-35

          Focus: Jesus chose a very interesting group to be his spokesmen. One was considered a “terrorist” by the Roman occupiers (Simon           the Zealot). Another worked for the occupying force (Levi/Matthew). How do we respond when God seems to be calling someone that           we really don’t like or appreciate?

          Lectionary Readings:

                   Old Testament: Exodus 17:1-7

                   New Testament: Romans 5:6-8

 

March 22, 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

          Text: Luke 19:1-10

          Focus: A week before he was executed Jesus went through Jericho on his way to Jerusalem. It was then and there that he encountered           Zacchaeus. This is one more example of Jesus interacting with someone who was not appreciated by the religious leaders of his time.

          Lectionary Readings:

                   Old Testament: 1 Samuel 16:1-7

                   New Testament: Ephesians 5:8-14

 

March 29, 2020 – Fifth Sunday of Lent (flannel and wool shirt Sunday)

          Text: Matthew 26:6-16 and/or Mark 14:1-10

          Focus: Just two days before he was executed Jesus was the guest of honor at a meal put together by a man named Simon (the Leper).           An unnamed woman burst into the party, went right to Jesus, broke a bottle of perfume and poured it on his head. Scandalous!

          Lectionary Readings:

                   Old Testament: Ezekiel 37:1-14

                   New Testament: John 11:17-27

 

April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday 

 

April 10, 2020 – Good Friday

 

April 12, 2020 – Resurrection Sunday