Dear Friends

This week’s gospel lesson (John 3:14-21) is about the Love that is at the heart of Lent. It contains the verse that is sometimes famously quoted: “For God so loved the world….” The lesson follows the story of Nicodemus and Jesus’s teaching on spiritual rebirth, but it isn’t really attached to it or any particular story. It can be applied to all of our stories. The whole Lenten journey is one of sacrificial love on the part of Jesus. In our lives we engage in and often benefit from this love toward and from others. And we all experience God’s unconditional love.

Join us as we look at Love in the context of Lent, anticipating what we will testify to on Easter when we sing “Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!” in our most famous Easter hymn.

On the Lenten journey together,
Rev. Jim Mitulski

P.S. Have you signed up for this Tuesday’s Passover Seder yet? Do so today! Remember to register for both our special social time with Peninsula Temple Beth El AND for the main Seder; there are two separate registration links.

ALSO – Urgent:
I need someone to meet Ken from PTBE at church – preferably tomorrow (Friday) – to put our Passover bags indoors. We have to figure out how to get them to you before Tuesday. Maybe they can be left outdoors by the office door and we can deliver some. Because of the registration process, I don’t know who signed up.

Let me know if you can help with this ASAP at [email protected] or text/call me at 323-578-4454.

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