Preparing to Worship
Through February and up until Easter we will continue our readings from Matthew’s Gospel. As Jesus gathers his disciples around him, this is the small community that will give rise to the Church. Time and again the invitation of Jesus to his disciples is Follow Me! Reading through the whole Gospel is a good way to be prepared for the worship services and the passages we will be studying each week.
February 26 is Transfiguration Sunday and we will be moving ahead in the Gospel to
Matthew 16:13–28 and Matthew 17:1–13. Reverend Dimock will be preaching the sermon Ups and Downs.
March 5 is the first Sunday of Lent and as we move into the part of Matthew’s Gospel where Jesus and his disciples are on their final journey to Jerusalem we will be reading Matthew 18:1–9. In her sermon Reverend Dimock will be reflecting on the disciples’ question, Who is the Greatest!