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ST. MARK COMMUNITY SERVICES
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Multi-Media Service - 2nd Sunday of Month 10:45 am
THY WILL BE DONE!
In His agonizing prayer in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus cried out that the cup of suffering be taken away from Him. Yet He added, “Not my will, but Thy will be done.” It was the Father’s will that Jesus go to the cross for us and bear the punishment of damnation for our sins. Jesus lovingly submitted to His Father’s will.
“Thy will be done” is the overall theme for this year’s midweek Lenten services (developed by Rev. Justin Rossow). Each message in the series focuses on a different aspect of God’s will at work among us. Biblical characters are used as insightful reference points each week to guide us in following our Lord more dearly day by day.
As we participate in a Lenten round-robin this year with sister circuit congregations, listed below are the themes and preachers for each 7:00 pm midweek service:
Feb. 21“Nathan and King David: God’s Will and My Dreams” Preacher: Rev. Todd Frusti (Trinity, Davison) Feb. 28“Abraham and Isaac: God’s Will and God’s Promise” Preacher: Rev. John Kaiser (St. Paul, Lapeer) March 7“Mary: God’s Will and My Identity” Preacher: Deacon David Hoffman (Family of Christ, Imlay City)
March 14 “Paul: God’s Will and My Worldview”
Preacher: Rev. Eric Kilmer (vacancy pastor at St. Timothy, Otisville)
March 21 “Moses: God’s Will and My Inadequacy”
Preacher: Rev. Steve Helms (Holy Redeemer, Dryden)
“Thy Will Be Done” is our prayer as well this Lent as we seek to do God’s will in our lives and as we draw near for the observance of Christ’s suffering and death.