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Pastor’s Page 2019-02-28T16:03:11+00:00

Pastor’s Ponderings

INVITATION TO THE OBSERVANCE OF THE LENTEN DISCIPLINE

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

the early Christians observed with great devotion

the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection,

and it became the custom of the Church that before the Easter celebration

there should be a forty-day season of spiritual preparation.

During this season converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism.

It was also a time when persons who had committed serious sins

and had separated themselves from the community of faith

were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness,

and restored to participation in the life of the Church.

In this way the whole congregation was reminded

of the mercy and forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel of Jesus Christ

and the need we all have to renew our faith.

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church,

to observe a holy Lent:

by self-examination and repentance;

by prayer, fasting, and self-denial;

and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word…

— United Methodist Book of Worship, p.322

Lent begins on Wednesday, March 6 with our Ash Wednesday Service at 6:30. Join us as we journey through Lent together.

Pastor Dana

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