Ash Wednesday begins the the 40 day journey to Easter, Lent. You are invited to join us in the sanctuary at 7:00 PM for a brief service of scripture, song, prayer, and, if you choose, the imposition of ashes. Let us begin the journey together!
We have been told of our lives that if we are good, good things will happen to us and that if we are bad, bad things will happen to us. As we make our way through life, we discover with Jesus that “the rain falls on the just and the unjust.” These times of struggle, rather than being shunned, can be embraced as an opportunity for growth and greater awareness of God in the midst of our lives. In addition to exploring the “Gifts of the Dark Wood” in worship during Lent, we will be gathering on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM, beginning February 17th. Together we will discuss Eric Elnes’ book and watch teaching from such teachers as Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass, and Parker Palmer. Books are available for $12.00 in the sanctuary lobby. They can also be purchased for Kindle on Amazon.
During the season of Lent this year, we will “open the Bible” and learn and experience ways that we are able to encounter scripture. We will learn some basic Biblical history and background, learn and practice ways scripture is engaged besides just studying it and talking about it, and ponder the ways the Bible impacts our individual and corporate lives. Curated and facilitated by Pastor Jason, this time together will include teaching, conversation, and practice. It is suitable for those who are very familiar with the Bible as well as for those who have never or rarely opened it. So invite your friends that are curious about the Bible and join us Wednesday evenings February 25th – March 25th at 7:00 in the church parlor.