Reflection, Repentance, Renewal
All who participate in the life of our church are warmly invited to enter into the ancient Christian tradition of Lent this year. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (March 1) and ends with Easter
(April 19). Christian tradition treats Lent as a time of reflection, penitence, and (re)commitment to Christ. During Lent, we reflect on our mortality, our sinfulness, and on the Cross. We may make a particular Lenten commitment, such as abstaining from meat, video games, or alcohol, in order to discipline our hungers and to identity at least in a small way with the discipline and suffering of Jesus. Or we may make a positive commitment to give more open handedly to the poor, in order to tamp down our tendency toward selfishness. This year in preaching, we will focus tightly on the Cross of Jesus Christ. We will consider the meaning of his Passion (suffering and death) from multiple biblical and theological perspectives.
Wednesday, March 1
6:45 p.m. in the Sanctuary
The Meanings of the Cross
Ash Wednesday, and Sundays—
March 5 through April 16