Come Alive This Lenten Season

by Pastor Lucas Boomsma
Watching the Winter Olympics has given us all a wonder at the joy that winter games can bring, but now that they are over, I feel it is safe to look toward spring! With the start of spring, comes Easter. We will be starting our journey toward the cross on the second week in March with our Ash Wednesday program at the church.
Ash Wednesday reminds us of our own mortality and sinfulness through the imposition of the ashes. The next 40 days culminate in the greatest gift the world has ever known, the sacrifice of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
I welcome you to come to the services at the Plymouth United Methodist Church, as we explore the “Living Stone”. I pray that we can all grow together during this season of Lent. It is a time of reflections and immeasurable grace. Come alive with us.

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March 5   6:30 p.m.
Rev. Bill Torrey, Worship Leader

Lenten Study Series:
Forgiveness and Peace
Having trouble forgiving someone?  Has someone not forgiven you?  Join Pastor Lucas Boomsma and Lay Leader Diane Randall in a Lenten Study series using “Forgiveness: Finding Peace Through Letting Go” by Adam Hamilton. See how the scriptures can help us through the hurt. Learn from other real life stories. Learn what can happen to you if you have not forgiven others. Four Saturdays in Lent at 12:00. Please bring your own brown bag lunch; a beverage will be provided.
Come & explore these topics:
March 15 – The Divine Answer
March 29 – For Better, For Worse
April 12 – Seventy Times Seven
April 19 – The Dreamcoat

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“A Sampling of Spiritual Practices”
Tuesday Evenings     5:30 – 7:00
PUMC will join with the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Plymouth Congregational, and St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic churches to host a series Lenten dinner programs. Together we will explore different spiritual practices, designed to enhance our prayer lives. Everyone in the community is welcome to participate. All sessions are on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and include a simple supper of soup and bread; locations vary from week to week. Here is the full schedule:
March 11, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (Griswold Hall, 263 Highland Street),
Rev. Grace Burson leads “Praying in Color”
March 18, at Plymouth United Methodist Church (334 Fairgrounds Road), Lois Grant leads “Christian Yoga”
March 25, at St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Parish (11 School Street), Deacon Mike Guy leads in the Stations of the Cross
April 1, at Plymouth UMC, Diane Randall leads “Spiritual Storytelling”; on display: “Home Altars: Creating Your Own Sacred Space”
April 8, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (Griswold Hall, 263 Highland Street),
Rev. Paulo Franca (of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ) leads “Being Human: A Lenten Practice”
If school in Plymouth is cancelled due to weather on any of these Tuesdays, the program will also be cancelled. If in doubt about whether the program will happen, call Rev. Grace Burson at 996-1490.

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