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2010 Lenten Season

We know that the purpose of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.  And we want God to use Mt. Auburn to be a congregation that produces fruit.  This Lent, we are going to focus on five practices of fruitful congregations.  They are: Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity. People are looking for a church shaped and sustained by these practices and by carrying them out, we can fulfill our mission to make disciples for Christ.

Pastor Jim's will preach a Lenten sermon series based on these practices and as a congregation we will gather in home groups to read and discuss the book "Cultivating Fruitfulness" by Robert Schnase.  Plan on worshipping with us during Lent and joining one of our many Lenten home groups.  Books are on sale for $5 on Sundays. Take a look at what else is being offered below during this Lenten Season.

Lenten Sermon Series on the
"Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations"

Feb. 17: Ash Wednesday Service at 7pm
"We All Fall Down"  Romans 3:10-11

Feb 21: The Practice of Radical Hospitality
“Open Wide the Doors!”  Matthew 25:35, 40

Feb 28: The Practice of Passionate Worship
“Loving God Supremely”  Psalm 84

March 7: The Practice of Intentional Faith Development
“Growing Deeper; Growing Stronger”  John 15:8

March 14: The Practice of Risk-Taking Mission & Service
“Giving It Up for Others”  Luke 9:24

March 21:The Practice of Extravagant Generosity
“God’s Stimulus Program”  II Corinthians 9:11

Daily Devotions

Members from Mt. Auburn have written devotions for each day of Lent. Lent is the 40 days preceding Easter, not counting Sundays. (Devotions will not be emailed on Sundays.)

Read the Daily Devotions

Sign-up to receive the Lenten Devotions by email here.

Lenten Home Groups
Lenten Home Groups have formed and will meet four times between Sunday, Feb. 21 and Friday, March 27. The studies will coincide with Dr. Hertel’s sermon series on the “Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations.” To sign up for a group, contact Myrna Lorenz at: 535-8555, ext. 1303, or sign-up on the board in Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, 5:30pm - John & Julie Burns
Sunday, 6:30pm - Dave & HeatherMcNamee
Sunday, 6:30pm - Sharon & John Martin Monday, 1:00pm - Gene & Carolyn Freeman
Monday, 6:30pm - Cindi & Mark Mull
Monday, 7:30pm - Brian & Susan Southern
Tuesday, 1:00pm - Moe Dean
Tuesday, 6:30pm - Ramona & Leon Nicholsen
Wednesday, 9:00am - Bob & Sharon Wilson
Thursday, 10:00am - Jim & Betty Yates
Thursday, 3:30pm - Corienne Gettum
Thursday, 6:30pm - Erv & Mary Thovson
Thursday, 7:00pm - Jim & Pat Hertel
Friday, 1:00pm - Jen & Nate Stewart
Friday, 7:00pm - Roland & Myrna Lorenz

United Methodist Men Lenten Prayer Breakfast
Throughout Lent, men from area Methodist churches are gathering for breakfast, fellowship, and spiritual enrichment.  This year’s theme is “Rethink Church” from Matthew 25:34-40. Here are the dates and times.

Date    Location  Time
Feb 20  Kick-off University of Indianapolis-Speaker: Rev. David V.W. Owen 7:00 a.m.
Feb 27 Greenwood UMC 7:30 a.m.
Mar 6 Honey Creek UMC 7:30 a.m.
Mar 13   Grace - Franklin UMC 7:30 a.m.
Mar 20 Smith Valley UMC 7:30 a.m.
Mar 27  Mt. Auburn UMC 7:30 a.m.

Contact Pastor Ben (535-8555, or Tony Gawarecki (372-5330, for more information.  Men, we hope you can join us!