Lent begins early this year, with Ash Wednesday on February 14th. After a short Epiphany season, we now enter the season of Lent to be surprised by God’s presence in unexpected people and places, and to find new ways in which God makes love known. February may seem a strange time to think in this way, with cold temperatures, dark mornings, and early sunsets. But days are getting longer and light is finding its way back! Hmmm…something theological in that statement!
I have seen this light in you! I’m grateful for the compassion and kind wishes you share when people are in need, in so many expressions. The chatter after worship warms me, the quiet service anonymously offered by so many people who support our mission, maintain our buildings, volunteer for program leadership and prepare for our worship. This congregation responds to need readily in both out-front and in hidden ways.
As we walk forward, I am grateful for this season of Lent that comes beginning on the 14th. Join us on the 13th for PANCAKES and Fun! Be grateful for the reminders and opportunities to discover where God’s light shines!