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Sunday sermon, March 7, 2021

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Sunday sermon, March 7, 2021

The sermon for the third Sunday of Lent centers on the story from the book of John, chapter 4, which tells of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well. When he asks her for a drink, she is shocked because he is violating two social boundaries: He is speaking to a woman in public, and he is talking to a Samaritan. Pastor Tom Hartshorn tells us that, just as Jesus crossed boundaries to quench his thirst, so we must cross boundaries to find the “living water” that Jesus told the Samaritan woman about – the truth about ourselves and the world.

After the sermon, Director of Music Joey DiGuglielmo provides another medley of hymns. He starts with “Fill My Cup, Lord,” then plays three selections and encourages viewers to sing along. Following the hymns, he plays a selection from Bach’s Contata #208, “Sheep May Safely Graze.” The hymns are listed below. Click on the title of the each to see the words:

Springs of Living Water
Worthy is the Lamb
Onward Christian Soldiers