Upstairs - Showing Not A Fan - The Movie
Downstairs - Showing VeggieTales Robin Good + an encore showing of another VeggieTale Movie.Snack Potluck will be held after the first VeggieTale movie downstairs. (Not a Fan movie will be paused for intermission).
This Sunday the last of the Not a Fan discussion groups will meet at 9:45am in the Sanctuary. The following Sunday a discussion group for Ashes to Fire will be held in the Sanctuary at 9:45am. Study materials are available online @ http://www.codynaz.com/ashes-to-fire.html. Paper copies will also be available during the meeting.Don't forget you can find the current bulletin online @ http://www.codynaz.com/bulletin.html
Join us this Sunday for the First Sunday of Lent.
What is Lent?Lent is a spiritual focus that has been practiced by Christians formally since the 4th Century. Many hear about Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and Maudi Gras, and that is about all we know about it other than the fact that people who are in church try to give up something.While the secular activities that we hear about the most do come out of Lent, they don't really resemble the activity or celebration used within the church. Lent is primarily found in more liturgical churches. (Who knows what liturgical means?) Liturgical is basically worship that is planned either for one Sunday or for the year. The purpose of liturgy is to help lead the church through a process that will take the focus from themselves and point it toward God. A liturgical church plans or scripts their service and church year, a non-liturgical church believes in non-preparation so that the Holy Spirit will speak and provide the direction one should go. Our church could be seen as a mix. Some churches follow a denominational liturgy or plan and do not stray from it. In the Nazarene church each church creates its own calendar and structures its own service. However each Nazarene church usually has some structure or organization to their service to provide consistency and direction for those participating in the service. Some Nazarene churches are beginning to follow a liturgy calendar for the year which helps the pastor make sure that important spiritual truths are covered on a regular basis. In our local church we believe that being prepared each Sunday and preparing for future Sunday's allows us to better respond to the movement of the Holy Spirit and adapt as the spirit guides us.The primary purpose of Lent through various prayers, scripture readings, Bible Studies, and church services is to help us focus on Jesus during a specified time that leads to the celebration of the Risen Savior on Easter!
More will be explained this Sunday! If you are curious to know more about Lent and how it came about make sure you are there on time!