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Oliver's Carriage HouseOliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD

Kittamaqundi Community Church
at historic Oliver's Carriage House

Rev. Heather Kirk-Davidoff, enabling minister


Sunday Worship Service: 10 am
Sunday School : 10-11:15 am

Everyone is welcome here!

Heather Kirk-Davidoff



Greetings, everyone!

For this Sunday, the second Sunday in Lent, we’re going to focus on a passage from the Gospel of Mark (8:27-38) where Jesus speaks in what sounds like riddles.

“Those who want to save their life will lose it,” he tells his disciples. 
And “those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, 
will save it.”  What is he talking about?  How is losing or letting go part 
of your spiritual practice?  What does it mean to you to “take up your 
cross,” as Jesus says his followers must do?

Bob Racine is going to be giving the Sharing this week, and Bob Engelbach, 
Joy Fig and Rita Guida will lead all the other parts of the service, 
including communion.  I am going to be away this weekend - Rosa and I are 
taking a short trip to Minnesota to celebrate my mom’s birthday (and my own), 
and to visit my son Paul in college.  It will be nice to have a break from 
the weather - Maryland has more snow on the ground than Minnesota at this 

There is a LOT of material for you to pick up in the sanctuary this Sunday.

There is a booklet with description of all our worship services, educational 
events and service opportunities during the Lenten season.  There are also 
copies of the Introduction and chapter 7 (“The Dark Night of the Soul”) from 
Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor, a book which many of 
us are reading on our own or in our CARE groups during Lent.  I prepared a 
Study Guide for that book, which will also be available in the sanctuary - it 
will help you think about themes in the book even if you can’t read the 
whole thing.  If you would rather have me email a copy of the Study Guide to 
you, please send me an email!

I’ll be back in Maryland on Sunday night and I expect to see many of you 
this coming week at our Cold Weather Shelter.  Please plan to stay for lunch 
after worship NEXT Sunday (March 8th).  We’ll visit with our guests and then 
have a short Quarterly Meeting.  I look forward to beginning a conversation 
with you that comes out of some of my sabbatical work on community and 

Pastor Heather

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