March 11

 Jesus cleanses the Temple

Jesus cleanses the Temple

Fourth Sunday in Lent  10:30 a.m.

Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 19;  John 2: 13-22

Text:   “Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!”  John 2:16

Sermon:   “Freedom from Want”

Tease:   This Sunday is one of those rare opportunities that if you missed last week’s sermon, you have a second shot at it!!  Fact is, of course, last weekend’s Nor’easter prevented everyone from attending worship.  So, I will be giving my reflection on Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple another go.   But be forewarned, this may be the last time you get a chance to hear me juxtapose a passage of scripture, with a bombshell 1943 Saturday Evening Post essay and an iconic Norman Rockwell painting.   It doesn’t get any better than that!