A note from pastor...


Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th this year, so we will be beginning the season of Lent about half way through the month. This year our theme for Lent will focus on the life of the apostle Peter with all the ups and downs of his journey with Jesus. Weaved into the narrative of Peter’s journey is the hymn “Come Thou Fount.” It should be an edifying journey for all of us.


Here is a brief description of the series from the creators:

“In this series, we want to affirm that faith is a constant journey of steadfast pursuit, one that ebbs and flows. We want to affirm that wandering is exploration, not necessarily distance from God. We want to affirm the ways Peter keeps going: he drops his nets, he walks on water, he runs to the empty tomb, he swims to the shore to meet the risen Christ. He keeps searching and yearning and loving, even after missteps or mistakes. Ultimately, in Peter’s story, we are reminded that God loves imperfect people—in fact, time and again, that’s precisely who God claims and calls.”


Have a blessed Lent,

Pastor Darren

Services for the Lenten Season


Ash Wednesday - February 14th

6:30 p.m. Brief contemplative service in the Sanctuary

Psalm 51:1-17


First Sunday of Lent - February 18th

185th Anniversary Celebration

9:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary

Psalm 25:1-10 | Luke 5:1-11


Second Sunday of Lent - February 25th

9:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary

Psalm 22:23-31 | Matthew 14:22-33


Third Sunday of Lent - March 3rd

9:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary

Psalm 19 | Matthew 16:13 - 20


Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 10th

9:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary

Psalm 107:1-3 | Matthew 16:21-23


Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 17th

9:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary

Psalm 119:9-16 | Matthew 18:15-22


Palm Sunday - March 24th

9:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary

John 12:12-16


Maundy Thursday - March 28th

6:30 p.m. Worship in the Sanctuary

John 13:1-20


Easter Sunday - March 31st

9:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary

Luke 24:1-12


Second Sunday of Easter - April 7tht

9:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary

John 21:1-19

WAndering Heart - Figuring out Faith with Peter

This Lent, we are focusing on the life and faith of one of Jesus’ most famous disciples. In Peter, we see a person who is both steadfast and unsteady, a dear friend and a betrayer, a follower and a wanderer. In Peter, we often see ourselves. By following Peter’s journey, we watch the story of Jesus unfold through the eyes of a very normal human trying to figure it all out—just like us.


As we were studying Peter’s faith journey, the lyrics of “Come Thou Fount” came to mind. It’s as if Peter himself wrote this song. And so, for each step in Peter’s journey, we have selected a phrase from this hymn. As we follow Peter’s story, we will sing our way through Lent, binding our wandering hearts to God.


In the devotional and series, we want to affirm that faith is a constant journey of steadfast pursuit, one that ebbs and flows. We want to affirm the ways Peter keeps going: he drops his nets, he walks on water, he runs to the empty tomb, he swims to the shore to meet the risen Christ. He keeps searching and yearning and loving, even after missteps or mistakes. Ultimately, in Peter’s story, we are reminded that God loves imperfect people—in fact, time and again, that’s precisely who God claims and calls.


We encourage you to engage in the weekly art and reflections at your own pace, looking for the ways your own story may be reflected in Peter’s faith journey. As we wander through Lent, let us tune our hearts to sing God’s grace. May we rest in streams of mercy, never ceasing.


Artfully yours,


The Sanctified Art Creative Team

Rev. Lisle Gwynn Garrity

Rev. Sarah (Are) Speed

Hannah Garrity

Rev. Lauren Wright Pittman

Rev. Anna Strickland



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