The season of Lent is fast approaching. Lent is a time in the church year that we take time out for reflection. It’s a season of quiet, somberness, and introspection. It’s the dark before the light of Easter. Our lives are so busy sometimes it’s difficult to carve out time for Lenten practices. So this year at Peace, we will have our traditional service on Ash Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 pm. We will hear the words; “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Yes, we are just dust, but the good news is, God loves dust! And God is inviting us on this Lenten journey to remind us of that.
After Ash Wednesday, each Wednesday following from March 13th and ending April 10th, the sanctuary at Peace will be open from Noon until 7:00 pm for a Self-Guided Lenten Journey.
Each week, 3 stations of the cross will be displayed with artwork, music, and a self-guided devotion. Peace has obtained permission to use prints of art created by artist Lynn Kiefer Kobylecky. Ms. Kobylecky’s work is on permanent display at the Trappist Monastery in Carlton, Oregon and her work portrays the last hours before the death of Jesus. Each station will have a scripture reading and prayer, along with the artwork display.
All are welcome to come during the open hours and stay as long desired. On the fifth week, April 10th, there will also be a station concluding the journey with candles for a time of meditation.
For more information please contact the Peace Lutheran Church office at (815) 942-1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org