We are in the season of Lent which means the days are getting longer and the early signs of spring are starting to show. For some, Lent is a somber time to reﬂect and regret our actions and ways. For others, Lent is a new beginning, just like the season of spring, when the cold gray days and early darkness, yield to brighter days and new growth- the rebirth of so much in nature around us. Hopefully, that rebirth will be your experience!
For the past years we have offered several opportunities to journey this Lenten road together both in Sunday worship and during our mid-week studies. This year we will start the studies a little later, March 11, because of my obligations with the Board of Ordained Ministry during the ﬁrst week of March. So, on March 11, 18, 25, April 1 and 8, we will have dinner for you at 6:00 and an “around the table” book study and group experience using Trevor Hudson's, "Questions God Asks Us" as our guide. The theme of the book is that, God wants us to enter into a conversational relationship with each one of us. God asks questions like, "Where are you?", "What are you looking for?", "Where is your brother" and "Do you want to get well?", along with many others, all drawn from the pages of the Bible. Each Lent and Advent we have offered these experiences with a meal for your convenience, nursery will be provided as requested. A sign-up sheet as well as the books will be in the Narthex and Welcome Center.
May God bless you with a meaningful Lenten season, remember that this is a time to perhaps fast from some things we consume or enjoy (special foods, drinks, television, streaming services, etc.) but also a time to add time and effort in prayer, Bible study, meditation, worship, service, volunteering, etc. I pray that as we move toward the cross of Calvary and the empty tomb, that we will ﬁnd new life and new hope in the resurrected life that we share with the Risen Christ. Peace be with you!