This Lent, I invite you to engage in the spiritual practice of seeking. The Lenten scriptures offer us many stories of Jesus encountering people who are seeking: Nicodemus comes to him in the veil of night, he approaches a Samaritan woman at a well, he heals a man born without sight. In these stories, each person is seeking a new beginning, a different life, a deeper faith. What unfolds is an exchange filled with questions and exploration. Often, an unveiling occurs—assumptions are disrupted, a new perspective is revealed, mystery grows.
I encourage you to stay curious, open, and nimble. As you interact with these stories and questions I hope you will allow your assumptions to soften and your perspectives to expand. May these questions create a safe space to explore—to be drawn more deeply into the fullness of life, into the heart of God.
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 22nd which is a time to reflect, dig deeper and listen with intention to the Spirit. I hope you will plan to join us next Wednesday at 6pm in the sanctuary for a brief Ash Wednesday service of reflection, silence, singing and the imposition of ashes.
Our Lenten Devotional booklet can be accessed in two ways: a digital version may be found here, a printed copy of the devotional booklet may be found in the entryway of the Sanctuary beginning on Ash Wednesday (Feb 22).
In the coming weeks, we will roll out the Holy Week schedule of services.