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Pastor Carolyn's Corner

Pastor's Corner

Lent is coming

This year, our Lenten season begins on Wednesday, February 14th when we gather to observe Ash Wednesday, hear of our deep need for forgiveness, receive the ashes on our heads as a reminder that we are dust and that is what we will return to dust one day, gather at the table for communion and embark on a journey which will last 40 days.

Each year, the Lenten Season calls us to draw closer to our Lord through spir-itual disciplines. To help with these disciplines, the Devotional You Are the Way is available, there are limited large print copies available as well. The theme of this de-votional booklet is Jesus’ “I am” statements from the Gospel of John. One or more of these statements will be covered each week. Please take one of these devotionals to use with your family or on your own!

We also add worship opportunities during this season, on Wednesdays throughout Lent there will be early morning spoken prayer lead by Dave Shank in the Chapel. The prayer service will be at 6:30 am and repeated at 7:00 am. On Wednesday evenings, we will gather for our traditional soup and salad supper (please sign up to share a soup, salad or bread with the group). Following supper there will be a time of study, where we will be looking at the devotional You Are the Way and discussing the “I am” statement(s) from the week leading up to that day. Following our study time, we will go into the sanctuary for Holden Evening Prayer.

The schedule for study topics is as follows:

  • February 21- “I am the way and the truth, and the life”
  • February 28- “I am the gate”’ and “I am the good shepherd”
  • March 7- “I am the light of the world”
  • March 14- “I am the true vine” and “I am the vine, you are the branches”
  • March 21- “I AM”
  • Please join us as you are able for these times of study and worship as we make this a meaningful Lent where we can prepare ourselves for our Easter celebra-tions by growing closer to our Lord!


    Pastor Carolyn

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