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1st Sunday of Lent

1st_Sunday_of_Lent.3RS..gif (419727 bytes) Science, Faith & Technology Sunday

In 1633 Galileo was taken to Rome to stand trial before the inquisition for heresy for stating that the earth moves around the sun and not the sun resolving around the earth. 

The cross-placed on a downward angle represents the tension between the church and the scientific community. The sun is placed toward the center of the cross with the earth moving around it.

2nd Sunday of Lent

2nd_Sunday_of_Lent.RS..jpg (394250 bytes)    The Whole Armor of God 

Symbolism: Taken from Ephesians 6:10-20  

  • The iron urn represents the power and strength of God.

  • The Stargazer lilies represent humanity and the red centers represent Jesus blood shed on the cross for man.
  • The vines surrounding the lilies represent Christ “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser” (John 15-1-5) providing protection when we put on the whole armor of God.
  • The ivy represents God’s faithfulness and eternal life.

3rd Sunday of Lent

    3rd_Sunday_of_Lent_2RS..jpg (404684 bytes) Faith @ The Edge -- What Is Their Story? -- Breaking The Chains Of Bondage

What is their story…the homeless living in a cardboard box?

    Symbolism: the cardboard box, old coat and tattered shoes.

What is his story…the one struggling with alcoholism?

    Symbolism: beer cans and wine bottles.

What is her story…the drug addict?

    Symbolism: a spoon and a needle and pills.

What is her story…the struggle for life and hopelessness? 

    Symbolism: chains wrapping around the box.

What is his story…the outcast, the forgotten, and the abandoned?

    Symbolism: the dark shadows inside of the box.

What is her story…the light of hope?

    Symbolism: the light from above shining on them…the grace of God.

What is his story…new hope, a new life?

    Symbolism: the floral display breaking through the edge of the box.

What is his story…breaking the chains of bondage?

    Symbolism: the chains falling off on the left side of the box.

 What is your story…a new beginning?

 

 

4th Sunday of Lent

 

Faith @ the edge

  Symbolism

·         Left side: Circumstances or situations of life…”blessed are the poor in spirit”.

·         Right side: God’s blessings and grace…”for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”.

Candle: the prayers and support from the Waterbury Congregational Church for the Margate Community Church as you help your neighbors rebuild.

5th Sunday of Lent

    Being pushed to the edge – taking a step of faith

6th Sunday of Lent

    Palm Sunday

7th Sunday Easter

    He Is Risen

 

 

 

 
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