Sunday, March 01, 10:00 am
Breakfast Church @ Sanctuary UCC
" The Power of Not-Me "
Lent 1: "The Power of Not-Me"
In the gospel lesson for the first Sunday in Lent,   Matthew 4:1-11  - t he tempter offers Jesus the chance to see himself as self-sufficient, dominant, and selfish. Jesus asserts his true identity as one of many in God’s care. Then he goes further and tells the tempter that his true strength comes in the service of God. Jesus is led into the wilderness by the Spirit – to be tempted. We are all on a similar journey of self-discovery, and we will all be tempted to think of ourselves as independently discovering our identity in isolation. Christ’s example here shows us that our true identity comes from being part of something bigger than our individual selves.

Join us for Breakfast and deep conversation:
How is your identity formed by the circles in which you participate?

Please bring something to share!
Prayer for the First Sunday of Lent: 
 We pray to the One God of the many: Grant us the courage to intervene when we sense injustice. May we speak generosity into scarcity and use the power of our presence only for those who cannot speak for themselves. Remind us of the privilege it is to know who we are and our place in the order of your creation. Amen.
The Power of Story
This Week
@ Community Baptist
Wednesday, March 4 @ 6:30 pm
March Faith & Film
A Few Reminders!
Save The Date
Safe Medford Team Meeting
Tuesday, March 3, 6:45 pm
Dinner & Devotions
@ Community Baptist
Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 pm
Leadership Circle Meeting
@ Sanctuary
Tuesday, March 10, 6:00 pm
Dinner & Devotions
@ Shiloh Baptist
Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 pm
Exciting SNEUCC News!
Interim Associate Conference Minister
Called for Metro Boston Association
Join the UCC in celebrating Rev. Wendy Vander Hart
as she moves forward in her new ministry!
Sanctuary United Church of Christ  
458 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 • (781) 395–3360