Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lent I
Theme: “Seven Respectable Sins”

Scripture: Mark 1:9-15
Sermon: “Stinkin’ Thinkin’”, Rev. Donna Pritchard preaching
Focus: The “respectable” sin of comparison thinking is really the “deadly” sin of envy

This Week’s Music

  • Prelude: Fantasie in A major; César Franck; Jonas Nordwall, organist
  • Anthem: The Wings of a Dove; Felix Mendelssohn; Deborah Benke, soloist; The Chancel Choir; Carol Young, conductor
  • Offertory: I Mourn as a Dove; Sir Julius Benedict; Deborah Benke, Soloist
  • Postlude: Zephyrs; Marcel Dupre; Jonas Nordwall, organist

We extend a special welcome to our visitors. First United Methodist Church of Portland declares that we will be an advocate for peace in our local communities and world. As a Reconciling Congregation, members of this congregation have pledged to welcome and support all who want to worship with us, regardless of race, gender, class or sexual orientation.

Visit the Coffee Hour after worship today for a tasty treat, good coffee, and lively conversation. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the people and programs of First Church.

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