This Sunday is the second Sunday in Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Good Friday and Easter, excluding Sundays. It is a time of preparation and spiritual refinement. The service begins at 10:01 am and we will praise, pray and encourage one another in hope. We continue our teaching series on Esther. She approaches the king, he responds favorably, Mordechai is exalted, and Haman is brought to a tragic end. It is a blunt illustration of Proverbs 16:18–that pride goes before destruction… then and now. Each week, volunteers teach our children, care for them in the nursery, prepare snacks and coffee, and usher, answer questions, and pray for you. What a gift! Let’s continue our trek toward Easter—together at worship.