Lent is a liturgical season of holy contemplation. Worshiping Christians and seekers are invited to engage in a time of introspection, humility, penitence – in hope of reconciliation and resurrection. During this season of Lent we examine who we are and how we can go further. In this time of reflection, while we prepare our hearts for change, we will: want to see one another, challenge one another, encourage one another, share our humanness with one another, assess who’s here, and who’s not, resources available, and what is yet needed. The sanctuary has been configured in-the-round once again by our worship team to accommodate our sacred journey. In-the-round we’ll be able to better hear the distinct beauty and dedication of our collective voice lifted in worship and gratitude to God.
Our sermon series, Chasing Jesus, reminds us that we are Christ followers, striving to go where Christ leads. And yet we meet Christ each time we gather around the communion table; an inclusive table where ALL are fed and nourished by our host. This is where we glimpse the kin-dom. And as we look around the table we are reminded that sustenance is required for any meaningful pursuit. Real food for hungry bellies. Food needed for the human race. Bread and the crushed grape are staples in the heart of our spiritual community. Rice and beans are staples in the diets of many people. So during Lent we will collect one-pound bags of rice and beans for the hungry children of God. Please bring these gifts to the communion table in the center of our worship space throughout Lent.
On Good Friday, these contributions of rice and beans will be organized into a labyrinth for a walking meditation: chasing and meeting Jesus. Then we will distribute our gifts to those who need them. Thank you for your participation in the life, journey and mission of this community of faith.