Restore Us, O God

Our world is filled with many voices and distractions that call us away from God—violence and fear, consumerism and materialism, hectic schedules and constant busyness, to name just a few. In contrast, Lent is a 40-day period in the Christian calendar that provides a chance to step back and create space, offering opportunities for reflection. It is a time to repent, to renew our commitment to God’s ways, and to empty ourselves of what distracts us from hearing God’s voice. This year, our theme for Lent is “Restore Us, O God.”


Lent 1, March 5 – We welcome Jonathan Neufeld, a former member and pastoral intern of Emmanuel, now Community Minister at Seattle Mennonite Church. Jonathan will speak in Sunday morning worship and be our guest during the adult education time as well.

Lent 2, March 12 – Walter Bergen, delivering Acts 7, The Martyrdom of Stephen.

Lent 3, March 19 – Pastor April Yamasaki’s message based on Exodus 17:1-7, “Thirsty.”

Lent 4, March 26 – Pastor April Yamasaki speaking on 1 Samuel 16:1-13, “Hiding in Plain View.”

Lent 5, April 2 – Arny Froese preaching on our Lenten theme.

Lent 6, April 9 – Pastor April Yamasaki speaking on Matthew 26-27, “The Passion of the Christ.”

Stay tuned for information on our Easter worship:

April 13 – Holy Thursday Communion, 7:30pm
April 14 – Good Friday worship, 10:00am
April 16 – Easter worship