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March 3, 2017
Biblical Testimony - Matthew 4:1-11
Reflection

"Hunger" - 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...
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 
9:00 a.m. -  Bible Study with Rev. Bob Moore
10:00 a.m. - Worship, First Sunday in Lent and Communion
11:30 a.m. - The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held after worship. A simple meal will be served.
 
Alexis Fuller-Wright can be contacted via email at PastorAlexis@ccprinceton.org. 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 ccprinceton@icloud.com by Wednesday each week.
Christ Congregation
50 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-921-6253     www.ccprinceton.org
Email: ccprinceton@icloud.com
 
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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