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February 24, 2017
Biblical Testimony - Matthew 16:13-19
Worship this Week
Join us this week in worship as we explore Jesus's challenge to Peter, "Who do you say that I am?" This is, perhaps, one of the most important questions Jesus asks his followers. How would you answer? As modern followers of Jesus, we need to be clear about who it is that we follow and what that commitment might ask of us, because it will ultimately define how we show up in the world. 
I hope to see you on Sunday as we honor Black History month and explore what it means to claim a path of progressive Christianity today. 

The Sermon

Who Do You Say That I am - Rev. Fuller-Wright
Lent: Make Us Holy, Make Us Whole

In an ancient Japanese art form called Kintsugi, broken pieces of porcelain are remade into pots using gold resin. It is believed that a vessel fixed this way is more beautiful – more precious – than before it was broken.
In a way, Kintsugi is like a visual reminder of God’s grace. We’ve all experienced brokenness … regrets of things we’ve done or left undone … words we wish we had never spoken. But God’s ultimate promise is that brokenness is never the end of our story. And that’s what the journey of Lent is about: moving from death to new life. From pain to healing. From empty to filled. From human brokenness to God’s wholeness.
This year our Lenten theme is “Make Us Holy, Make Us Whole,” and each week we’ll explore different ways that God takes the broken pieces of our lives and puts them together to make something more beautiful than we could have ever imagined.
Joanne, Becky, and I have designed what we hope will be a very deep and meaningful journey this Lent through scripture, image, prayer, and song. I promise, this is a series you won’t want to miss!
1-Mar Ash Wednesday From Broken to Whole
5-Mar Lent 1 From Empty to Filled
12-Mar Lent 2 From Fear to Hope
19-Mar Lent 3 From Secrecy to Vulnerability
26-Mar Lent 4 From Condemned to Forgiven
2-Apr Lent 5 From Innocence to Wisdom
9-Apr Palm Sunday From Call to Response

Looking Ahead...
Tonight, February 24th, 6:30 p.m.  - Book Club will meet in the home of the Hardgroves to discuss Rooster Street with the author Janet Purcell. Please notice and share the date and time change.

Tomorrow, February 25, 2017, 2:00 p.m. in memory of Edna Lauby a memorial service is to be held here at Christ Congregation. Cards and condolences may be addressed to 21 Dutchess Court, Vincetown, NJ 08088; 609-859-1904.

Sunday, February 26th
9:00 a.m. - Bible Study with Rev. Bob Moore.
11:30 a.m. - Second Hour with  Dr. Charles McCollough.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - Please join us as we will host an Ash Wednesday service in the sanctuary. All are welcome.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 – The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held after worship. A simple meal will be served.
Alexis Fuller-Wright can be contacted via email at Her Sabbath days are Mondays and Saturdays, so please only contact her in case of emergency on those days.
To submit announcements and suggestions to be included in the CC Newsletter, email by Wednesday each week.
Christ Congregation
50 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-921-6253
The Rev. Alexis Fuller-Wright, pastor
Joanne Hardgrove, Organist-Choir Director 
Brandi Grove, Church Secretary
Rebecca Fransisco, Seminary Intern
The Rev. Jeffrey Mays, Pastor Emeritus
Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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