The Prodigal God

Ephesians: The New Community

Unconditional love. Extravagant mercy. Radical welcome. This is the Prodigal God—the God who recklessly pursues us, who shatters every barrier to embrace and draw us home, who invites us to a lavish banquet, and who bids us do likewise for others. This Lent, the entire First Pres community is invited to find ourselves in the story of the Prodigal God. Each week of Lent will feature a message from the sermon series, opportunities for all ages to enter into the story through reflection and discussion, and the chance to take on the spiritual practice of radical welcome in our communities.

We invite you to follow along in our current sermon series by reading the scripture texts before or after each Sunday. Sermons are archived in our Audio Library, and you can also listen to or download the podcast for each week's complete services (available through the following week). 

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Date Scripture Passage
March 6 God's Fast of Choice
Isaiah 58:1-12
March 10

The First Sunday in Lent: The Greatest Parable
Luke 15:11-32
March 17 The Second Sunday in Lent: The Myth of the Greener Grass
Luke 15:11-20
March 24
 
The Third Sunday in Lent: Home Alone
Luke 11:25-32
March 31 The Fourth Sunday in Lent: The Loving Father
Luke 15:11-32
April 7
Communion Sunday  
The Fifth Sunday in Lent: Becoming the Father
Luke 8:40-56
April 14 Palm Sunday: The King on a Donkey
Luke 19:28-44
April 18
 
Maundy Thursday: The Radical Banquet
John 13:1-9, 33-35
April 19 Good Friday
April 21
Easter