Do Unto Others

We have all heard “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It is the Golden Rule. Jesus said it is the summary of the Law and the Prophets. It is the foundation of what being a Christian should be. But what does it actually mean? What does it mean to apply this concept in the world? Jesus had many chances to “Do unto others,” especially to women.

Women were often the object of his kindness, advocacy, and grace. Our current worship series will reveal how Jesus applied “Do unto others” to a poor widow at the Temple, a woman caught in adultery, a foreign woman at the well, two women grieving, and the women who accompanied him.

As we move toward Easter we will see what “Do Unto Others” really looks like and also how “Do Unto Others” is not just a cliche slogan for being nice. It is actually a radical, counter-cultural choice that led him to the Cross.

Unvarnished Jesus

A Lenten Journey with Brian Zahnd.

You are invited to a Lenten journey with this daily devotional by Brian Zahnd and weekly discussion with Pastor Robb.

The Zoom discussion will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings, starting February 18.

The devotional includes 46 days of Scripture passages and short reflections. The purpose is to “encounter Jesus in a new and startling way… to act as a solvent to help remove the layers of lacquer comprised of political and cultural assumptions that prevent us from seeing just how challenging and compelling Jesus of Nazareth really is.”

JOIN THE ZOOM DISCUSSION ABOUT UNVARNISHED JESUS

You can also call in at 1-309-205-3325 and use the code 961006728 to enter the discussion.

Pizza

The Two Rivers Youth are making pizzas to help send kids to Summer Camp and on a Mission Trip this summer. We had 11 young people baptized or confirmed this year, and many of them – and more – want to go to Summer Camp or join in the Denver Mission Trip. To help make it possible, the youth and Methodist Men are teaming up to make pizzas. These are all local, fresh ingredients and hand made on the day you pick them up! They come wrapped in plastic for easy freezing, or cook them the next day for the Superbowl. Bring a stack to your party and be a big hit. Order some for your office or for those friends who gave you unexpected Christmas cookies. Sell some to your neighbors and support a great cause!

Pick them up on Saturday, February 10 between 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Order over the next few Sundays in the West Entrance at church. Pick up an order form to sell to your friends and neighbors.

PIZZA ORDER FORM IS CLOSED

GriefShare coming in January

A GriefShare support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 12-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way.

The group at Two Rivers Church will be led by a team that is combined laity and clergy. It will meet on Monday evenings, starting January 15. It is open to all – you do not need to be a member of Two Rivers Church to participate. There is a $10 registration fee, which helps cover the cost of the GriefShare workbook. Each session will include a video presentation, group discussion, and each week people will be invited to reflections in their workbook.

REGISTER FOR OUR GRIEFSHARE GROUP

Christmas Dates to Remember

Christmas Eve is on Sunday this year, and we will have two services.

9:30 a.m. is the fourth Sunday of Advent. We will share worship as a typical Sunday style. We will tell the fourth Grandmother story, Bathsheba.

4:00 p.m. is the Christmas Eve Service. We will sing Christmas songs, light the Christmas candles, share Communion, and finish he night with the singing of “Silent Night” as the light of Christ fills the sanctuary.

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