Sunday, February 21, 2016 (8:30 am and 10:30 am)

Second Sunday in Lent

Theme: “Off the Record: Lent from the Backside”

Sermon: “Off the Record with Herod”, Rev. Donna Pritchard preaching
Scripture: Luke 13:31-35
Focus: Jesus challenges the established powers

This Week’s Music

8:30 a.m.

  • Prelude: Jesus the Very Thought; L. Larson; Shelly Edwards, pianist
  • Postlude: Improvisation on Llanfair; S. Scott; Shelly Edwards, pianist

10:30 a.m.

  • Prelude: Agincourt Song and O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High; arr. Michael Joy; The Sanctuary Bells; Kris Sparks, director
  • Anthem: Turn Back O Man; Gustav Holst; The Chancel Choir; Erick Lichte, conductor
  • Offertory: Fantasy on Terra Beata and This Is My Father’s World & The King of Love My Shepherd Is; arr. Dean Wagner; The Sanctuary Bells; Marie Zeller, Flute; Kris Sparks, director
  • Postlude: Toccata from Gothic Suite; Leon Boellmann (1862 – 1897); 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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