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Job: Faith in the Wild • The Prologue
During this Lenten season, the LIDE community will be engaging with and exploring the book of Job. Job can be challenging and difficult to understand, but helps us to grapple with the wilderness that we're invited into during Lent.
This week's service was a live Facebook discussion with the whole LIDE staff. First, the staff discuss Lent and why LIDE participates in the rhythm of the liturgical calendar. In the second half of the service, we dive into the prologue of Job: how it's structured, how strange it sounds to modern ears, and the questions we're invited to ask by the prologue. Those questions are 1) Is God really just? and 2) Is the world ordered according to justice and fairness?
Here are some helpful links if you're interested in a deeper dive on Job:
The Bible Project: The Book of Job (video)
The Bible Project: Overview of Job (video)
The Bible Project: Job Poster
Lent • Ash Wednesday
On Ash Wednesday, many people choose to have the sign of the cross placed on their forehead with ashes. This is a symbol of our dying with Christ and looking toward Easter when we will celebrate the new life we experience in him.
The Lenten weeks leading up to Easter are a season for us to humble ourselves before the Lord and seek him. Whether you can be physically present or not, we encourage you to take time to turn your heart toward Easter.
Follow the service with this home guide. You may want to use your own version of ashes and also grab a cracker and some juice to fully participate with the service.
Service of the Word - Performed by Chris and Carrie Norwood
I Shall Not Want by Audrey Assad - Performed by Chris and Carrie Norwood
Let There Be Connection • Collecting Glimpses
Gina ends our "Let There Be Connection" series with a reflection on how everything we've talked about so far -- excavation, inclusion, conflict, kindness -- all give us glimpses of what we're truly after. We're pursuing connection with God, with ourselves, and with others.
If you want to engage with some of the music and poetry that Gina mentioned in her sermon, see below:
Poem: "The Rumor" by Gina R.Song: "Anthem" by Leonard Cohen (Spotify link)
Let There Be Connection • Societal Unity (Be Kind)
Today, Amy Nickell preaches in the Gathering for the FIRST TIME EVER! She continues our Let There Be Connection series with a simple call for all of us: "Kindness changes everything!"
Today's text comes from Luke 10:25-37
Let There Be Connection • Conflict
Chris continues the Let There Be Connection series with a focus on what happens when inclusion doesn't go quite as planned. How can we continue to see ourselves as the body of Christ -- one whole, many parts -- when we run into conflict?
Today's text comes from 1 Corinthians 12:12-26.
Thur: Spiritual Awareness (Repeat) / Rachel
Today, we have a repeat prayer episode from Rachel. In this episode, Rachel helps walk us into a deeper awareness of how and where God is moving all the time.
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