Pastor's Blog

LET'S DO LENT

  Lent is often trivialized, or simply turned into a joyless drag.  In fact, it’s supposed to be a time of thoughtful and prayerful contemplation.  That can certainly involve some measure of sacrifice…but there really isn’t anything especially spiritual about giving up something you like for a few weeks.

  The point of Lent is to alter your usual course in order to grow in your  understanding of the Good News of Jesus Christ.  It’s even okay to have a good time in the process!  In fact, you should!

   Let me suggest a way to do this…

   On Ash Wednesday (Feb. 26) at 7:00 p.m., we will have a half hour service.  The message will be entitled, Stardust and Ashes and it may give you a new perspective on both Lent and life.

   In the following weeks, we will hold a Potluck Bible Study on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  The focus will be on the world of Jesus.  We will deal with questions like, “Who were the Pharisees and Sadducees and why did Jesus clash with them?  Why did some of theM support him?  What was behind Jesus’ explosive outburst in the Temple?  Why were early Christian persecuted by the Romans? Why are there different Gospels?  Who wrote them?  What made the message of Jesus, Good News?”

   Fellowship and learning.  That’s a good Lenten discipline…and it’s not even a drag!

   I invite you to join us in a Lenten journey of growth.  You can even bring M&Ms.

In Ministry with You,

Bob