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Filed under: Peru
Via our beloved Pastor Sam:
Hermanos y hermanas, que tal? (that’s “wassup, brothers and sisters?” in Spanish for those of you who took French in high school). I greet you in espanol for a couple reasons:
- Today is Cinco de Mayo. Pop quiz time! Cinco de Mayo is:
a. Mexican Independence Day
b. O.J. Mayo’s Spanish name
c. the latest fragrance by Calvin Klein
d. a shameless excuse to binge drink and act stupid.
e. none of the above.
Thanks to wikipedia.com, I can tell you that Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day (that would be September 16, you noob). The answer is E. On May 5, 1862 the Mexican army defeated a vastly superior French force at the Battle of Puebla. You’re supposed to eat good food, rock on to traditional Mexican music and engage in folkloric dancing on this holiday. It’s too bad that many people use this day as an excuse to get punch drunk.
- In about 7 weeks, 14 of us will be going on the Peru Mission Trip. We know that, by definition, college students are dirt poor but if you can support your brothers and sisters who are going, both financially and with prayers, your partnership would be crucial in helping our church take the Gospel to the nations. Consider the following:
- Cut back on 2 meals a week and use that money to support a Peru missionary! Over a span of 7 weeks, that would be at least $70! Consider doing something similar with your weekly boba and/or yogurt fix!
- If you sell your course textbooks, consider using the proceeds to support a Peru missionary!
- If you have stuff in your apartment/dorm room that you won’t keep for next year, consider donating it to the Missions Garage Sale to be held next Saturday, May 16!! Disclaimer: dorm folks, sorry but you can’t donate your university-owned furniture. I’m no legal scholar but I think that’s illegal.
Sometimes, we mis-interpret occasions like Cinco de Mayo because of our language and cultural barriers. However, I have also noticed that we can just as easily misconstrue words/phrases/ideas that are part of our cultural lexicon. This Friday, we will BEGIN our May Series on Relationships, and we will begin it my deconstructing some misunderstood words in our own language! Here are two of the words we will carefully discuss and dissect through our Bible Study time: Freedom and Boundaries.
I apologize for not showing up last friday. My wife had a medical emergency and we ended up at the E.R. until 2:30am. She’s doing fine now, and I do hope that this Friday we can resume meeting together to fellowship and share our lives with one another. Don’t be a stranger! Come out! You’re invited and you belong with us.
Dios le bendiga,
Filed under: Lent 2009
“To observe Lent is to strike at the root of complacency. Lent (literally springtime) is a time of preparation, a time to return to the desert where Jesus spent forty days readying for his ministry… Yet whatever else it may be, Lent should never be morose – an annual ordeal during which we begrudgingly forgo a handful of pleasures. Instead, we ought to approach Lent as an opportunity, not a requirement. After all, it is meant to be the Church’s springtime, a time when, out of the darkness of sin’s winter, a repentant, empowered people emerges. No wonder one liturgy refers to it as “this joyful season.” Put another way, Lent is the season in which we ought to be surprised by joy. Our self-sacrifices serve no purpose unless, by laying aside this or that desire, we are able to focus on our heart’s deepest longing: unity with Christ. In him – in his suffering and death, his resurrection and triumph – we find our truest joy.”
- Bread and Wine, Readings for Lent
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Filed under: Lent 2009
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, February 25th, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.
“Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or volunteering and giving of themselves for others. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan. Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” celebration of the Jesus’ victory over sin and death.”
There is also a neat 40-day Bible reading plan that will cover the gospels during this season. I’m not quite sure how to sign up for it yet (RSS feed?), but hopefully more info will be released soon! Fight the temptations and prepare your hearts with prayer. May this season be a time of reflection and praise for our savior Jesus Christ! What will you be fasting from?
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We are the Abundant Life Community College Ministry of San Diego Korean United Methodist Church. That was a mouthful! Please join us for Sunday morning worship service at 9:30am and Friday Night Bible Study at 6pm! If you would like to be added to the weekly mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and general info. Have a lovely day!