Living Well Through Lent

Lent begins February 14; I know, that came fast! Traditionally a season of penitence, Lent is also a season of preparation. As Jesus enters the wilderness for forty days, we enter into forty days of examination and renewal of our faith and lives. This year we invite you to join us in “Living Well Through Lent”. Romans 12:1-2 says:

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

We do not practice faith in a vacuum and faith is not simply an intellectual exercise. Exploring how to live well in Christ examines all the areas of our lives: our relationships and emotions, our spiritual and physical lives, and our abilities to build healthy habits and practices, to deal positively with the adversities of life, and to make good use of our resources and the gifts God has given us.

This Lent, our worship and teaching theme will be “Practicing Forgiveness with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength and Mind”. Kimberly, Pastor Christina, and I will be preaching a sermon series through the season looking at how our faith calls us to forgive ourselves and one another. Each Wednesday, we will have evening worship and expand on the previous week’s sermon while deepening our connection to what we are reading and learning.

In addition to our preaching on Sunday and our reflection times on Wednesday you’ll be provided with daily readings that will help you consider what it means to live well in mind, body, soul and vocationally. We are excited to have you join us this Lent as we deepen our faith with God and expand our relationships with one another.

Pastor Jonathan

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