- Lenten Fasting – Wednesday & Friday March 1 – April 12, Dawn until 3pm. What did Jesus mean when He replied to the Pharisees in Matthew 9:15-17? “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. No one sews a patch of un-shrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” If the Holy Spirit might be calling upon you to learn how to fast and increase your capacity to hold new wine at this time in your faith journey, you are invited to “Take up your Cross” this Lent, and offer God more of yourself as a Disciple by enduring some personal discomfort by refraining from eating food during Lent until 3 pm on any or all Wednesdays and Fridays. Your stomach might growl, but the rewards will be worthwhile and eternally significant as you make more room in your life that God promises to fill with more of Him!
- Wednesdays + Lent + Devotion + Music + Soup = You. Please join us on Wednesdays during Lent from March 8th thru April 5th for a time of the day set aside for contemplation and music. Each of these half hour programs will be centered around a different topic – our March 8th topic will be “Wondrous Love”. Instead of just giving something up for Lent, add this time each week to your own Lenten Journey and join Pastor Steve and John Bate along with other musicians in the church sanctuary from 12:10pm to 12:40pm. Immediately following a soup luncheon will be served in the Stainton Room.