Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10. At noon and 6:30 p.m., Pastor Gage will be available in the Church to lead worshipers in prayer, music, contemplative silence and healing anointing. We will also have the opportunity to write down those burdens we want to shed during Lent, burn the paper and place the ashes on our foreheads. The ashes are a reminder of what we want to leave behind.
FASTING FOR LENT
We will again be “Fasting for our Church” during Lent this year. It’s simple. Give up one meal per week or day (or one treat such as your morning cup of coffee, or a whole day’s meals – whatever you are comfortable with). Take the time you would have spent eating that meal and instead take up a spiritual practice such as prayer, meditation, taking a walk, writing a letter or whatever makes you feel peaceful and calm. Keep track of the money you would have spent on the food or drink, and donate that money to the church to help pay for our ongoing missions and programs. Be sure to write on the check memo line or the envelope that this is for “Lenten fasting.”
A daily devotional will be sent out to our church email list with a short scripture passage, a prayer and tips for helping you find ways to begin shedding your life’s obstacles. A weekly printed edition will be available every Sunday in the Narthex.