Lent begins with Ash Wednesday(March 5 this year). The Christian season of Lent falls on the forty days before Easter Sunday (not counting Sundays). I suggested in the sermon last Sunday that it could be a great time of listening for you in your Christian journey. How will you order your life so that you can listen to Christ during Lent this year?
Bishop Bickerton will be coming into Tulsa Saturday to be our Barton Clinton Gordey speaker this year. He will arrive on Saturday and make an appearance at the Tulsa 66ers game at the Spirit Event Center Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. The NBA Cares Foundation is one of the partners with the United Methodist Church committed to eliminating malaria on the continent of Africa.
Come see Bishop Bickerton and learn more about our fight against this disease that is killing thousands of children under five in Africa. (We are distributing 250 tickets to the game. Call the church and get one, while they last.)
Bishop Bickerton will be our preacher on Sunday morning and then make a presentation each evening, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 7:00. His series title is “Simple Words for a Complex World.”
On Sunday morning he will be preaching from John 4:5-42 and his title is “Relationship.” I have experienced Bishop Bickerton’s preaching and I can tell you he is passionate about the Gospel. He is articulate and compelling. You will enjoy his presentations and be challenged by his message.
I trust you will join me Sunday morning to give him a wonderfully warm welcome, either at 8:30 or 11:00! Then each night we will return to the sanctuary at 7:00 to drink from the well of wisdom Bishop Bickerton brings. It will be a great way to begin this Lenten season!