Ash Wednesday and Lent 2018
Change is a constant in our lives. Some changes mark gradual transitions, as when daytime shifts toward twilight or winter turns to spring. Others happen in the blink of an eye, separating time into “before” and “after”. We choose to undergo some changes after carefully considering our options, while others are forced upon us.
In the weeks, days, and hours before Jesus’ crucifixion, the disciples also experienced change: a change of venue as the gates of Jerusalem approached; a change of plans as their long-awaited Messiah was arrested and tried; a change of circumstance as the crowds shouted “Crucify!”
Change is hard. We long for the expected and familiar, but all too often find ourselves in the midst of uncertainty and the unknown. We cannot predict how things will turn out. Yet, as we gather together to journey through Lent, we declare that God’s love is steadfast even in the midst of life’s inevitable changes.
|February 14||Ash Wednesday – Change of Attitude|
|February 21||Change of Season|
|February 28||Change of Heart|
|March 7||Change of Circumstances|
|March 14||Change of Habit|
|March 21||Change of Plans|
|March 29||Maundy Thursday – First Communion|
|March 30||Good Friday|
Starting on Wednesday, February 21st after the Noon worship time we will be having soup and sandwich lunches. Please sign up in the Narthex to bring soup, sandwiches or bars.