Lent’s invitation

In our sanctuary, and in front of it stand vases of sand, rocks, moss, and branches.

Suggesting wilderness space, they beckon us into the season of Lent, and to its questions.

What is there to be learned where it is barren or wild or uncomfortable?

Jesus went into the wilderness to clarify identity, purpose, and loyalty. Lent offers us that opportunity.

We make our way through this time with questions and willingness to examine ourselves. Moving, we hope, toward new life for ourselves and our communities. As the world faces the challenge of potential pandemic, priorities and identities beyond the individual will be tested. Something new may emerge!

The seedlings planted by members of the intergenerational Sunday School class in January are growing… Like these, perhaps the seeds of the wilderness journey through Lent will yield growth & fruit. A lot can change in 40 days.

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