Be "in the know!" Please join us in the Parish Hall at 9 a.m. to learn, discuss, and contribute to these discussion topics:
Lent 2019: Life transformed: the Way of love in lent and easter
March 10: Lent 1 / TURN: Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ (Romans 6:3-11)
As Christians we are continually called to repent and be renewed in faith. This session introduces the Way of Love and invites participants to reflect on themes of repentance and the new life we have in Christ through baptism. Participants consider spiritual practices of turning away from the spiritual forces of evil and sin, and turn toward Christ.
March 17: Lent 2 / PRAY: Israel’s deliverance at the Red Sea ( Exodus 14:10-15:1)
God’s people prayed throughout their Exodus from slavery in Egypt: The Israelites cried out to God; Moses cried out on behalf of the people; Miriam gave thanks with tambourines and dance. This session invites participants to learn and practice varieties of prayer.
March 24: Lent 3 / LEARN: Learn Wisdom and Live (Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6)
As wisdom says: “My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver.” This session will take a careful look at the gift of wisdom through the practice of reading Scripture. Participants will engage in Lectio Divina (or “holy reading”).
March 31: Lent 4 / BLESS: A New Heart and a New Spirit (Ezekiel 36:24-28)
Blessed by God, we can bless others and bear new life in the world. In this session, we explore the scriptural call to be freed from our idols and given a new heart. Participants explore their ties to modern day “idols” (such as work, money, power, etc.) to see what practices can be transformed into blessings for the sake of the world.
April 7: Lent 5 / REST: The Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14)
True sabbath time will help to restore us - body, mind, and soul - like the dry bones into which God breathes new life. This session explores the meaning of sabbath and the variety of ways to keep it. Participants commit to their own specific Sabbath practice.