This warmer day in and of itself lifts our spirits, doesn’t it? I look forward to raising our spirits to the God in “whom we live and move and have our being” this Sunday. The Praise Ensemble will lead us in hearty and heart-felt song. We will have an opportunity to “light a candle” for people we love and pray for.
Finally – although “Souper Bowl” Sunday has been announced, we have not really fulfilled that commitment. Therefore, please bring non-perishable items this Sunday, we will make sure the food gets to people who are in need.
God bless – see you in church!
From Pastor Michael
Every year we talk about the spiritual disciplines that are at the very heart of Lent. This year, I would like to challenge all of us to practice three disciplines together. All three are forms of sacrifice and selflessness.
Is not this the fast that I choose:
to loose the bonds of injustice,
to undo the thongs of the yoke,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
and bring the homeless poor into your house;
when you see the naked, to cover them,
and not to hide yourself from your own kin?
We will join Presbyterians across the nation to give generously and sacrificially to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. This offering supports the Presbyterian Hunger Program, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance efforts and the Self-Development of People. More information on these programs will be included in the Sunday bulletins on each Sunday of Lent.
February 10 at 7:00PM
For this informal yet meaningful service, we will gather in the lounge. Sunny and Shaun will lead our singing and Pastor Michael will lead our praying and worshiping. The service concludes with the “Imposition of Ashes” on the foreheads of worshipers. On this evening, we will begin our spiritual journey through the season of Lent.