Lent is the season of baptismal preparation—learning again to die with Christ so that we might also rise with Christ. Each year during this season we strive to renew our sense of the gift and call of baptism on our lives.
This year we’ll be exploring the theme of vocation, gaining a theological understanding of this word and its connection with scripture so that we might better ask questions such as:
How is God calling me to serve at this time, in this season of life?
What is my wider calling in life, for which I have been given particular gifts, abilities, capacities, and passions or burdens?
The reality is that vocation always remains an open question in faithful living. God’s call to us demands that we listen through many seasons of life and on many levels: to our current circumstances, to our gifts and skills, to the needs of the world, to the Word we’ve been given, and for the movement of the Spirit. This Lent, we’ll practice listening for and discerning vocation, so that we might better understand how God calls us to a life of discipleship in our daily work, relationships, and pursuits.
Vocatio: Calling the Beloved
Lenten Midweek Worship
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
3/4 • Matthew 27:33-36, 45-46 w/Pastor Mitri Raheb
3/11 • Isaiah 43:1-3a, 9-13 + Romans 12:1-8 w/Pastor Bri
3/18 • Galatians 4:8-11; 5:1, 13-15 + Mark 12:28-34 w/Pastor John
3/25 • Matthew 16:13-28 w/Pastor Bri
4/1 • 1 Samuel 3:1-10 + John 15:1-17 w/Pastor Bri
Testimony of the Called
Sunday Adult Education during Lent
9:30 a.m. in the Life Together Hall
In following with the Lenten theme on vocation, we’ll hear from members of the MVLC community about various ways in which they have lived into Christian vocation in their lives.
3/15 • The Daily Vocation of Marriage
3/22 • Claiming Our Callings—Vocation Beyond Occupation
3/29 • The Daily Vocation of Parenting
4/5 • Listening for a Change in Call