Lenten Worship Theme – The Last Week

Our worship series for Lent is The Last Week. Based on the book The Last Week by noted biblical scholars Marcus Borg and Dominic Crossan, the series will trace the events of the last week of Jesus’ earthly life.  The authors note that the central message of Jesus’ ministry was the Kingdom of God, a kingdom of justice, peace, and economic justice, a kingdom where God’s will is indeed done on earth as it is in heaven.  Jesus, both by what he said and what he did, offered a direct threat to the ruling authorities of first century Jerusalem, a threat which led to his arrest, trial, and crucifixion.

Our worship series will trace Jesus’ last week, and the larger meanings behind what Jesus said and did.


February 21

Sunday: The Triumphal Entry

Mark 11:1-8


February 28

Monday: The Cleansing of the Temple

Mark 11:12-19


March 7

Tuesday: Controversy with Religious Leaders

Mark 12:13-17


March 14

Wednesday: The Woman Anoints Jesus

Mark 14:1-11


March 21

Thursday: Gethsemane

Mark 14:32-42