Topic

Andre Pekovich and Karl Brown teamed up to bring the thoughts of others to a traditional 5th Sunday of Lent service featuring readings and messages from Psalm 126, in a message of hope for restoration, a brief mention of Isaiah 43:16-21 in a passage through the desert with no water but God, and some interesting reflections on John’s Gospel from 12:1-8 about the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her hair and a year’s earnings’ worth of oil. This passage anticipates Jesus’ death and is prefaced by the raising of Lazarus, and appended to by the plot to kill Lazarus again. In this magical interlude, during a celebration dinner, this woman treats Jesus’ soon-to-die body as though it were already dead. Set within the larger story about Lazarus and the
priests, we are encouraged to prepare for the life and death questions that always swirl around Jesus. Her expensive perfume anoints him, and she thereby invests in the death of Jesus. Lent comes before Easter, suffering before new life; we invest our most precious possessions in order to gain new life. [AP]

Service Details

Passage: Jn 12:1-8; Isa 43:16-21

Communion: Yes

Ecumenical or Event: Lent V

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Andre Pekovich & Karl Brown

Worship Leader: Andre Pekovich

Song Leader: Rosie Perera

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Ike Sawatsky

Childrens Feature Leader:

Hospitality

Bring Flowers: Don & Elvira

Coffee Helper:

Sound Helper:

Sunday School Team

Child Care Volunteer: