This Week at BayMarin, March 10, 2019
Dear BayMarin,
 
Lent began this past Wednesday. I hope you have had time to reflect on the question from this past Sunday, "What is preventing you from experiencing deeper transformation?" Or, "What distractions in your life hinder a deeper relationship with God?" Have you considered if there are any distractions in your life that God is inviting you to give up, at least for Lent? This Sunday we'll dive into a great Lenten story, that of Jesus being tempted in the wilderness. How does Jesus handle temptation? What does he do with the distractions around him? I hope you'll join us!
 
Lenten blessings,
Matt

Lent 2019

Lent is a season of reflecting on our own mortality and brokenness. It is an opportunity to discern what God is inviting us to subtract from our lives rather than add more to our lives. It is a season to journey with Jesus to the cross, dying to our egos and anticipating the new life that will come from that kind of death. This Lent we will be following the Lectionary each Sunday, specifically the gospel texts. The Lectionary can be found  here .

Upcoming Worship Leaders

The following people will be leading worship with us in the coming weeks:

3/10 Jayne Kappesser
3/17 Jeff Finger
3/24 BayMarin acoustic band
3/31 Jayne Kappesser

Men's Dinner

Our next men's dinner is March 15 at 6:30pm at the home of Jim Lenihan. RSVP to Matt if you'd like to come.

Contemplative Practices

Check out our new Contemplative Practices page where you will find guides to different spiritual practices as well as really helpful websites and apps that offer great resources for contemplative practices.

Prayer Requests

At BayMarin, prayer is a vital part of community life. We have three different teams of people who pray for the prayer requests that are submitted. Please share your prayer request with us  here.
Financial Report
 
Current Monthly Giving
February 2019
Monthly Requirement*
$31,500.00
Received as of 3/5/19
$12,675.00
Need Minus Received
-$18,825.00
 
*Shows the minimum needed to cover our non-discretionary financial needs (e.g., facility costs, payroll etc.)
 
Prior Month
1/1/19-2/28/19
Cumulative Monthly Requirement*
$63,000.00
Received
$55,511.00
-$7,489.00
 
*Shows the minimum needed to cover our non-discretionary financial needs (e.g., facility costs, payroll etc.)

Faith Community Opportunities

Our Faith Communities are our small groups - where church really happens as people live life together on a regular basis. We are looking for folks who would be willing to help lead and or host a Faith Community. If you are interested in learning more or joining a Faith Community, please contact Bryan.
Sunday Morning Prayer

We hope you will join us for Sunday morning prayer at 9:30am in the balcony of the auditorium.





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