Feb 22, 2017

One week from today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.  I’ve already heard different comments on what folks are doing to observe this holy season. Lent is a time we turn attention towards God. We remember who we are and whose we are.

We begin by remembering our finitude, limitations, and brokenness. Our Lenten disciplines are intended to remind us of our dependence on God.  We can’t do life alone; we need God, and we need one another.  Over these 40 days, we have the opportunity to maintain and strengthen our connection to God in Christ through prayer and listening for God’s Word.  We redirect our focus on God’s love and provision for us – we intentionally focus on dying in order to rise again and again. We do this so we can see the world as Christ sees it.

PCLT is offering a few special Lenten opportunities:

  • Ash Wednesday Supper and ServiceWednesday, March 1.  At 6:15, we will serve a simple soup and bread supper.  At 7:00 p.m., there will be a short worship service that includes the imposition of ashes.


  • Weekly Wednesday Service of Lectio Divina –  Join us for a 30-minute time devoted to prayer and listening for God’s Word. Lent is the perfect time to reignite your prayer life.  Lectio Divina, which means divine reading, is a slow, contemplative way of praying the scriptures that enables the Word of God to become a means of deepening our relationships with God, others, and the world around us.
7:00 p.m. Wednesdays, March 8, 22, 29, and April 5. Please note we will not meet March 15.

However you choose to observe this Lenten season, let us commit to engaging in disciplines that remind us of our dependence on a God who loves us more than we can imagine.

With love,