This Lenten season, we have a fresh opportunity to embrace God’s amazing love for us, His baptized children, in new ways. St. Paul clearly says that “faith comes from hearing” (Romans 10:17), but the Gospel is also communicated through the physical senses of sight, smell, touch, and taste. Jesus mentions that a good teacher not only brings out new treasures but reminds people of old and rich treasures as well (Matthew 13:52). So each Sunday in Lent, we will take a weekly journey to concretely see, smell, touch, and taste a number of biblical elements. Our Lenten series is called Promised Treasures.
Just as Israel wandered through the wilderness under Moses for forty years, awaiting the Promised Land, we await heaven in the wilderness of this life. Life as exiles in the wilderness of this world is not easy and pain-free. In this vale of tears, we await our real home, the new promised land of heaven. Until we enter our eternal promised land, however, the Lord calls us to be His light in this dark world (see Colossians 3; Ephesians 4).
All these beautiful Old and New Testament elements will remind you of God’s eternal love in Christ, fill you with renewed hope, and increase your joy, knowing that because we are His baptized children, God is near to us now more than ever.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
February 21, 5:00 pm
February 22, Noon and 7:30 pm
Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes
Midweek Lenten Mediation with Holy Communion
Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Holy Communion, Noon
Holden Evening Prayer, 7:30 pm
Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday
April 2, 10:30 am
April 6, 7:30 pm
Stations of the Cross, 12 Noon
Evening Worship, 7:30 pm
Holy Saturday/Great Vigil of Easter
April 8, 7:30 pm
Resurrection of Our Lord: Easter Sunday
April 9, 8:00 and 10:30 am
Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt between services