Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

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Posts tagged "Lent"
Blues Gospel at the Well

Blues Gospel at the Well

On March 5 at 12:00 p.m. the first Sunday in Lent, Worship at the Well will feature music by our own nine-piece River Rock Band. They’ll be playing a range of blues styles from traditional gospel blues to contemporary songs by Buddy Miller and Susan Werner. Featured will be band regulars Bobby Faria (electric guitar and sax), Patrice Williamson and Meg Stone (vocals), and guest blues harmonica player Ralph Rosen. The Rev. Barbara Callaghan will preach from the Gospel of Matthew about “relevant fasting.” We will explore what are things that...
Lenten Schedule 2016

Lenten Schedule 2016

Our Lenten Theme is Confession During the season of Lent, we will be engaging together in the spiritual discipline of confession. Confession is the simple acknowledgement of complicity with wrong doing. When we confess, we state clearly to God, to our community, and to ourselves, that we have fallen short, made poor choices, or failed to resist thoughts or actions that lead to the harming of others. Confession may take any number of forms:  a shared communal prayer  an individual prayer expressing regret and sorrow...
"Getting Real with God" a Mini-Lenten Retreat, Mar. 14

“Getting Real with God” a Mini-Lenten Retreat, Mar. 14

Join Student Minister Nancy Rottman for a mini-retreat during Lent: Getting Real with God: Reclaiming the Christian Spiritual Practice of Lament NOTE: The Lenten Mini-Retreat has been changed from Friday and Saturday to just Saturday. Saturday, March 14, 8am-2pm Pearson Room Saturday morning coffee, and lunch provided. Join Student Minister Nancy Rottman for a mini-retreat during Lent to learn more about the power of lament to deepen our relationship with God and one another. During our time together we’ll explore the history of lament within Christian...
Ask, Seek, Knock

Ask, Seek, Knock

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Dana Allen Walsh – March 30, 2014 – Matthew 7:7-11 http://youtu.be/iigjrT6HsOw
Holy Week 2014

Holy Week 2014

  Worship During Holy Week The heart of Christian Faith is experienced in compressed fashion during the seasons of Lent and Easter. During Lent we rmember the life and teachings of Jesus, and Easter is the culmination of God’s work in and through his death and resurrection. We hope that you will join us often for the 8 days between Palm Sunday and Easter. April 13, 2014 Palm Sunday morning worship at 10 am Morning worship begins with a palm procession for children of all...
True Treasures

True Treasures

Hancock Church Sermon – Rev. Paul Shupe – March 16, 2014 – Matthew 6:19-21 http://youtu.be/FSVOiyZZNMk
Where do we think our hearts truly are?

Where do we think our hearts truly are?

Lent Devotional for March 13, 2014 by Paul Shupe “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also…”                                                                  – Jesus, according to Matthew 6:21 Jesus really nailed that one.  What we spend our money on reveals to us what is most important to us.  He’s just describing an essential truth about...
A Way Into Prayer

A Way Into Prayer

A Way Into Prayer Lenten Devotional by Dana Allen Walsh Facebook.  Text Messages.  Emails.  Laundry.  Cooking. These are all things that get in the way of prayer for me.  All these things make me feel like I don’t have the time and energy to give to God in prayer. But perhaps what we can do as a prayer practice is note and write down all the things that seem to “get in the way of my prayer”.   And then we can ask the Holy...
Ash Wednesday - Mar 5, 7pm

Ash Wednesday – Mar 5, 7pm

Ash Wednesday is here. We will have a special service Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00 pm in the Kathie Stuart Room. We’ll also be starting our Lenten Blog next week! But first we’d like to start you off with a beautiful reflection on what Ash Wednesday means to Jan Richardson. Jan uses her art as a part of her ministry and writes a beautiful blog called the Painted Prayerbook. My husband’s ashes are in the keeping of my brother. Scott is holding onto them until...
Old(er) Dogs, New Tricks

Old(er) Dogs, New Tricks

Hancock Church Sermon  http://youtu.be/o1XTEJut2bM Rev. Paul Shupe Luke 12:13-31 March 17, 2013 Fifth Sunday In Lent Middle Age in the “Faith Across the Lifespan Series” Luke 12:13-31     Responding to a voice in the crowd, Jesus tells a parable about the dangers of wealth, and follows it with assurances that all that we need, God will provide. Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.’ But he said to him, ‘Friend, who set me to...