Lent 2023

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 22 with services at 11:00 am
and 7:00 pm. Morning and evening services will continue throughout Lent,
with the addition of soup suppers at 6:00 pm, beginning March 1st
The special services of Lent (Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and
Good Friday) will be focused solely on the themes for those days. On the
five Wednesdays between, our theme this year is ―Our Journey in the
Christian Life.‖ We will join those already participating in the NALC Life-to
-Life Discipleship Experience as they focus on eight topics where we all
find challenges to following Jesus.
The three topics that fall during our 5 Wednesday services are Finances, Health & Wellness, and Boundaries. We will provide services that allow for prayer, hymns, reflection and sharing on these themes.
In a recent sermon I quoted our Bishop, Dan Selbo, as he defined what
discipleship is, based on Matthew 4:19. Bishop Selbo said,
―A disciple is one who is called by Jesus, (―Come, follow
me‖), is transformed by Jesus, (―and I will make you‖), and is
on mission with Jesus (―fishers of men‖). Another way to say
it is to say that a disciple is someone who accepts the invitation and challenge to follow Jesus, strives to live a life consistent with his, and teaches others to do the same.‖
During ―Our Journey in the Christian Life‖ we face many challenges
and we fall often in every area of life; certainly in the areas of Finances,
Health & Wellness and Boundaries. St. Paul speaks to the issue of getting
up and beginning again as he says, ―But one thing I do, forgetting what lies
behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal
for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.‖ Philippians 3:13b14.
Please join us as we encourage each other on ―Our Journey in the
Christian Life.‖

  • Pastor Bob