Often times when I think of Lent I begin to think of things that I might give up. I remember when I was a young boy, Lent was a time of fasting. I’d give up things like chocolate or soda and every Friday during the season of Lent our family shared meals without meat. Fasting and abstinence are good Lenten discipline.
What if instead of or in addition to fasting you added another discipline or two to your Lenten Journey?
A HOLY JOURNEY
1. If you’re not already doing so, consider adding daily Scripture readings and meditation as a Lenten discipline. Beginning March 2, you will find a calendar of the season of Lent in the gathering area. These calendars offer brief daily scripture readings and mediation for each day throughout the season of Lent.
2. Come to worship. Throughout the season of Lent we offer Wednesday evening worship. Again, this year we will be using the Holden Evening Prayer Service; many have commented how meaningful this worship is to them. Also on Wednesday, we offer the chance to fellowship and to share a meal with friends.
I encourage you to take advantage of this gift and unique opportunity; a chance to join Professor and GSLC member Joy Kammerling for Themes on Reformation History on Wednesdays throughout Lent after supper and before worship.
Sunday worship is an important part of preparing for Lent; confessing our sins before God and one another, singing the Kyrie (Lord have mercy) receiving the very Body and Blood of Christ and remembering that Jesus’ Body and Blood were given for you!
3. Give. This year, as in the past we will be giving away our Wednesday evening offering. Every penny that you give will go in support of three of our local ministry partners: Feeding Our Kids, Safe House, and the Developmental Services Center.
Please consider fasting, prayer, meditation, worship, and giving as we travel through the season of Lent on this Holy Journey together.
Peace and blessings,