A note from the pastor:
The second day of March marks the beginning of the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday. This Lent our worship and discipleship will be inspired by a collection of resources from A Sanctified Art which is a group of artist pastors. A poetry and art filled devotional will be available electronically and in print to help you get the most out of this season. The theme for the season is “Full to the Brim: An Expansive Lent” and I have included a summary from the creators below. I will be praying that all of us come to know the fullness of God’s grace and rejoice in the sharing of all that is overflowing from our hearts and lives.
From A Sanctified Art:
“We recognize that traditional iterations of Lent often emphasize restraint, confession, and piety. The origins of Lent were that one was to leave their old life behind to fast and prepare to be baptized into a new way of living. In essence, this was a practice of stepping away from the rat race, corrupt power, scarcity mentality, and empty rituals in order to live a more expansive and full life of faith. And so, Full to the Brim trusts the promise of our baptisms—God has already claimed us as God’s own and nothing we can do will ever change or erase that.
Full to the Brim doesn’t ignore or deny sin and suffering. It doesn’t absolve accountability for wrongdoing. Instead, it contextualizes our faith. If love is our beginning, how can we live our lives led by love’s promises? It reminds us to live fully—as we pursue justice and hope, or express grief and gratitude. And so, this Lent, let us trust—fully—that we belong to God. Let us increase our capacity to receive and give grace. Let us discover the expansive life God dreams for us.”
Have a blessed Lent,
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Lent 2022 begins on Wednesday, March 2 and ends on Thursday, April 14
As each date passes, click on the graphic to watch the appropriate worship service.