Click picture for our Lenten Series "With All Your Heart"
Service of Holy Communion ~ "Return to Me"
The beginning of our Lenten Series "With All Your Heart"
Wednesday ~ March 6 ~ 6:00 pm
Lent is distinctly counterintuitive. The world is turned upside down, the lowly are lifted and the mighty are brought down. It disrupts the conventional wisdom that says we begin in life and end in death. The ashes that we receive on this day are a reminder that death is only the beginning. We remind ourselves to die to the things that keep us entombed, preventing us from living a wholehearted existence with God.
Our Missions Committee is offering a way to experience Lent. On each day of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6, remove one item of clothing or shoes from your life and put it in a clear utility bag. At the end of the 40 days, we will bring our bags to church and they will be delivered to appropriate donation sites. As you select your items, you might give thanks for having had them and offer prayers for the persons who will receive them. We will provide clear utility bags as part of our worship service on March 3 and our Ash Wednesday service on March 6. We are using clear bags because we are offering something of value, not trash to be hidden, to someone else. The object is not to get rid of 40 things, but to make a daily decision to offer something to someone else. By emptying ourselves we can fill the lives of other people.