First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians

Second Sunday of Lent- February 25, 2018

Bible Study – 8:15 a.m.
Worship – 9:30 a.m.
Childcare is available for infants through preschool age, downstairs in Rooms 4 and 5 for morning service
Sunday School for Children and Youth – after worship
Seminar: “Reformation Roots: From Scholar to Provocateur” – 11:00 a.m.

From the Pastor/Head of Staff

The image is “Peter’s Dictation of the Gospel of Mark,” in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.

The image shown is of a carving depicting one of the oldest traditions associated with the New Testament. One of the disciples mentioned in the book of Acts is John Mark, a companion of Barnabas, and for a time, of the Apostle Paul. Acts tells us that his mother’s name was Mary, and it was to her house that the Apostle Peter fled after he escaped prison. Tradition has it that Mark’s Gospel is the work of this John Mark, and it is a Gospel very heavily colored by Peter’s perspective. To the extent that is true, then it is a marvel that the scene we will hear on Sunday made it into Mark, for it casts Peter in a very bad light. Join us on Sunday as we hear this passage, and then reflect on it together.

Blessings, David