Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Today signifies a time to turn around, to change directions, to repent. Today, we remember that we are finite creatures, always on the edge of death. The ashes we wear on our Lenten journey symbolize the dust and broken debris of our lives. The first day of Lent reminds us that we are called to die to our old selves so we can be raised to new life with Christ. Today, we begin our Lenten trek through the desert toward Easter. May each of us be blessed.
Join us this evening at 6:15 p.m. for a simple soup supper and 7:00 p.m. for an Ash Wednesday Service.
And throughout Lent we will be offering 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. Services are 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays, March 8, 22, 28, and April 5. Please note we will not meet March 12 during Spring Break.
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.