Avondale E-Worship
March 7, 2021
Rev. Jim Ewing
"Peace That Comes From Love"
John 2: 13 - 22

13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18 The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking of the temple of his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

Communion Sunday

We invite you to participate from home using common bread and juice.
Worship Sign Language
Lenten Devotional
Did you catch the sign language in worship last Sunday during the Song of Confession?  We have created a tutorial of the signs for the song “Have Mercy God Upon My Life” and invite you to learn the signs and participate every Sunday during Lent.  We are also inviting you to submit home videos of you and your family participating with us. You will find a tutorial video and further instructions using the picture link above!
Download a digital copy of the Lenten devotional using the picture link above.

Morning Devotional
The Morning Devotional group is now reading from our Lenten Devotional. Join us live on Zoom every weekday morning at 7 AM or watch the recording posted to our social media pages and YouTube channel.
Welcome Guest
Thank you for joining us in worship!
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We look forward to hearing from you and the opportunity to share how God is working through the Avondale community!
Children's Moment
Parents, read over the lesson below and use it to stir conversation as a family!
Which is more important, worshipping God or having a lot of coins?

In our scripture today we are learning about a group of people who forgot all about worshipping God and instead, were focused on making money. Even worse, they were using Gods house, the Temple, to do this! Jesus and his friends, the Disciples, had travelled to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast and were looking forward to being in the Temple and worshipping God alongside others. However, when they arrived they found the money collectors doing business inside of the Temple and not worshipping God at all!
Jesus was hurt and became very angry with the people for being so disrespectful. This was his Fathers house and was meant for worship, praise and prayer!

Can you think of a time you were really angry? What made you angry? How did you respond?
It can be easy to react when we feel angry. Before you react, it is important to stop and ask yourself, "why am I angry and what am I trying to solve with being angry and reacting?" Jesus' anger was based on his love for God. He was put in a situation where he was forced to stand up for what was right. With strength and courage, he was able to teach the people about loving and worshipping God!

Money is not bad! Jesus just tells us that our relationship with God is just more important. Many good things can be done with money when we use it to show our love for God by helping others! Get out a handful of coins. what is the oldest coin? Do you have any from other countries? Try making coin imprints using crayons and white paper. Imagine the journey these coins have been on and the many ways they may have been used to help others. What can you do with your coins to help others?

Dear Jesus, Thank you for teaching us that it is okay to use our voices to speak up for what is right. Give us the courage to do the same. Amen.
Member Care Corner
If you know of any member concerns or needs, please email Jim.

Member Directory online...
For the updated password, email Caroline .
Prayer Requests

Ed Ballard; Abigail Corriher; Jozsef Eyer; Beverly Ferguson; Claire Graham; Paula Huffines & Family; Kim Kirk; Gail Love; Marilyn Nolan; Mary Hall & The family of Warren Nolan; Tim O'Neil; Privette Family; Tina Sanderson; Sarah Sperry; Gail Trippodo.
Your Avondale Pledge

For those of you who contribute to your pledge through the offering plate on Sunday, there are many opportunities to fulfill your commitment including, mailing a check, PayPal or a one-time or reoccurring bank draft. Drafts can be setup or changed at anytime. Please contact Jacqueline for more information.

Using the link below, you may contribute to your 2021 pledge or make a gift to the church.
Today at 12 PM
A Congregational Meeting has been called by the Session to hear and receive the 2020 Annual Report.
Join us on Zoom using the link provided.
SURVEY for Virtual and In-Person Small Group and Worship Gatherings

Although we are still unsure of when the congregation may return to in-person worship, leadership at Avondale recognizes the importance of offering a variety of safe and creative opportunities for worship, fellowship, and study together. We are currently exploring possibilities for additional small group and worship gatherings and the Worship and Christian Nurture teams would like your feedback! Please take a moment to complete the survey below and do not hesitate to reach out to Amanda if you have any questions at amandajshanks@gmail.com.