Lenten Greetings!

 
Lent is upon us once again.  At least this year, we had a little more time between Christmas and Ash Wednesday than we did in 2018.  Last year, I felt as if I was taking my Christmas tree out the back door, and Lent was coming in the front door!
 
While Lent is an extra busy time of year for pastors, I admit it is one of my favorite seasons of the year.  It's a time when people seem to pay more attention to their spiritual lives, and they want to learn more about spiritual disciplines.  During this season, many of us are more open to learning new ways to pray, worshiping in new ways, and accepting challenges that take them deeper in their faith as they journey with Christ to the cross.
 
To help you on this journey, I am going to be offering 2 opportunities.  First, there will be a Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m.  This year we will be using Max O. Vincent's book Because of this I Rejoice, which is a study focusing on the book of Philippians.   The topics for each week are as follows:
 
     March 6:           Introduction / The Joy of Ash Wednesday
     March 13:         Joyful Prayer
     March 20:         Joyful Witness
     March 27:         Joyful Humility
     April 3:    Asceticism
     April 10:  Joyful Giving
 
Second, we will have Wednesday evening worship at 7 p.m. in the Gathering Place.  The theme this year is Worship with the Senses.  No need to sign up - just show up. 
 
I pray this Lenten season will take you to new places along your spiritual journey and that Jesus will walk with you on the road.
 
Rev. Tina