Lenten Sermon Series looks at the movie Cast Away this Sunday, March 17

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Sunday Worship, March 17, Second Sunday of Lent at 9:30 am – The message for this Sunday is “Our Truest Friend” and is partially based on a a movie clip from the movie Cast Away.  The scripture for the message is John 15:9-17.  Rev. Eric is preaching.  

Enrich your Lenten journey by being a part of Rev. Eric’s Lenten Sermon series, which begins March 10 based on movies dealing with journeys of life that have a Christian message. All the movies are rated PG-13, have been commercial successes, and can be viewed on Amazon and be loaned on Sunday morning from a table in the vestry. Below is the movie being featured each Sunday. Clips from the movies will be shared during the message.

Sunday, March 10-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008. The film stars Brad Pitt as a man who ages in reverse and Cate Blanchett as the love interest throughout his life.

Sunday, March 17-Cast Away, 2000, The film depicts a FedEx employee. Tom Hanks, marooned on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific and his attempts to survive on the island using remnants of his plane’s cargo.

Sunday, March 24-Searching, 2018. The film follows a father trying to find his missing 16-year-old daughter with the help of a police detective.

Sunday, March 31-Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 1987. The film stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, and John Candy as Del Griffith, an eternally optimistic, outgoing, overly talkative, and clumsy shower curtain ring salesman.

Sunday, April 7-Midnight in Paris, 2011. Set in Paris, the film follows Gil Pender, a screenwriter, who is forced to confront the shortcomings of his relationship with his materialistic fiancée and their divergent goals, which become increasingly exaggerated as he travels back in time each night at midnight.

Sunday, April 14-Green Book, 2018. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley and Italian-American bouncer Tony Vallelonga who served as Shirley’s driver and bodyguard.

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