Week 3: Mar 7-13

For the next three days, we will pray with Scripture that can help us reflect on our graced histories — that is, on your personal history of light (special experiences of God’s presence, love and justice), your personal history of shadows (doubts, questions, reflections of brokenness and sin), and your history of light out of shadows (compassion and insight out of pain and disorder, isolation).

Week 2: Feb 28-Mar 6

The parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin are powerful stories in and of themselves, but the context in which they appear is also important. Jesus tells these parables in response to grumbling about his hospitality to sinners! How might these parables prompt reflection on our own perception and reception of sinners? How might they bring to our awareness that within each of us that is lost?

Week 1 (Feb 21-27)

Psalm 46, one of the most beloved of the Psalter, inspired Martin Luther’s celebrated hymn, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” It articulates deep trust in God amid turmoil and chaos — realities with which we are all too familiar in our current historical moment. There are many ways to pray with this psalm.

Ash Wednesday (Feb 17-20)

The first biblical text for our Lenten journey is Psalm 51, which is traditionally read on Ash Wednesday. Psalm 51 is striking not only for its honesty about sin, but also for its confidence in God’s merciful love amid the brokenness in our lives and in the world. The psalm is a prayer – a penitential prayer – and you are invited to pray Psalm 51:1-10 in a translation of your choosing.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP AT IPC

Updated February 2021 If you or a household member has been diagnosed with COVID-19:do not come to church until at least 30 days after all symptoms have disappeared, OR 14 days after a negative test result. Before you come to church: Take your temperature. Do not come to church if your temperature is over 100℉. …

In-Person Worship Suspended through January

Members and Friends of Independence Presbyterian Church, This morning the Session of IPC voted to suspend in-person worship for the rest of January. We will have virtual-only worship for the next three weeks (Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31). We are tentatively planning on returning to in-person worship on Sunday, February 7. The church will …