First Sunday in Lent 10:30 a.m.
Lectionary Readings: Genesis 9:8-17; Mark 1:9-15
Text: “The time is fulfilled; the kingdom of God is at hand.” Mark 1:15
Sermon: “Society For All”
Tease: On Tuesday, February 20, the United Nations will be observing its annual Day of Social Justice. Throughout the week, delegates will address issues of global poverty, unemployment and discrimination. A phrase that has come to be identified with this Day of Social Justice is - “A Society for All,” - which coincidentally bears remarkable similarity to the Kingdom that Jesus pronounces “drawing nigh” in Mark 1:15. But then, perhaps this resemblance is no mere coincidence at all.