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Believe it or not... Lent is upon us. The 40 days (+ Sundays) of preparation for Easter will begin March 6. We will open the season with an Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 pm.

  1. people give up something for Lent. I understand that a previous pastor taught you that you don't HAVE to give something up. I agree! I prefer to try something new. Maybe read a book of the Bible or read daily instead of weekly. try journaling, pray for 10 minutes a day, collect money or food for the food pantry, or increase your pledge for 2 months. Try taking on something new. The great thing is, if you take on something new, it just might take the place of a bad habit or unhealthy behavior.

I have said Jesus didn't say "give up your chocolate and follow me." He said, "Take up your cross and follow me." I'm no asking you to take up a cross... but take up something new... something a little scary... something a little difficult. Take up something that might push your faith and give you a chance to grow in your faith.

Have a blessed Lent!




When God Calls Your Name Sermon Series

March 10 Sarah "Sorry, wrong number" God never dials a wrong number

March 17Moses "The Big But" What are your excuses?

March 24 Jonah "You can run but you can't hide" How do you resist God's call?

March 31 Gideon "I'll believe it when I see it" Are you the eternal skeptic?

April 7 Joseph "I'll do it my way" Do you prefer to do things your way to doing things God's way? (communion)

April 14 Palm Sunday Jesus "Let's make a deal" Do you bargain with God? (Procession of the palms and stripping the sanctuary)

April 21 Easter Sunday "When it finally happens to you" "What if it really happens and God calls you?"


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