It’s Time for Purple (2/12/16)

February 12, 2016 in Church News

This Sunday, we enter into the Lenten season of the Church Year. As the season turns to Lent, the color of our sanctuary turns to purple. In the ancient world, purple was the color of royalty. It was worn by kings and noblemen. It was a sign of wealth and prestige.

In Lent, we celebrate our King–Jesus Christ. But he was not a king who wore purple. He did not live a life of luxury as other kings did. The only time he wore purple was the time it was draped over his shoulders as the soldiers mocked him and spit upon him before taking him to the cross.

For this reason, we see purple as a color of repentance. It reminds us of how our sins are a mockery of our Lord. It reminds us how he wore the robe of shame that we deserve. He did this so that in its place we could receive a robe of righteousness. What a wonderful Savior!

Let’s take the opportunity that the Lenten season provides to worship our Savior–to approach him with humility and repentance and to praise him with grateful hearts.

In Christ,
Pastor Steve 
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 Sunday Preview

February 14th
First Sunday in Lent
Theme:
Christ, the Unconquered Son
Readings:
Deuteronomy 25:5-10; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13
Hymn of the Day:
“Christ, the Lord of Hosts, Unshaken” (CWS #726)
 

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COG Breaking News

Cross of Glory Book Club – Saturday, February 13th

The Cross of Glory Book Club will be having its first meeting of the year at the Hahms’ house on Saturday, February 13th starting at 6:00 p.m. We will be discussing the book “Miracle in the Andes” by Nando Parrado. All are welcome. If you plan on attending, please email Heather Hahm at heatherhahm@sbcglobal.net.

Midweek Lent Worship – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

We are holding midweek evening prayer services on Wednesdays throughout the Lent season. We have a soup supper at 6:00 p.m. and worship begins at 6:30 p.m. Our theme for our services this year is “Behold the Lamb.” Each week we look at a different Old Testament sacrifice and see its fulfillment in Christ and its meaning for our lives today. These services provide an excellent opportunity for growing in faith and focusing our hearts as we look forward to another joyous Easter celebration.

Easter for Kids ~ Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 19th

We will be holding our Easter for Kids event on Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 a.m. Children are invited to participate in a fun egg hunt at Cross of Glory. We will also have special Easter-themed projects for the children to enjoy. We would love to see as many children from our Cross of Glory extended family and the neighborhood at this event. Please come and join the fun (and bring a friend or two!).