This Sunday we will be celebrating the Transfiguration when Jesus took a few of his closest friends up on a mountain. There, Jesus was transfigured, and his face and clothing shined brighter than the sun. This was the beginning of the end of things for Jesus… or should I say, the beginning of a new beginning! This is the last Sunday before Lent where we will walk with Jesus to the cross. It begins with Ash Wednesday on March 2nd where we will be reminded, we are dust, and to dust we will return. In other words, our mortality… the fact that if it weren’t for Jesus, we would be without hope. We will have our traditional Ash Wednesday service with ashes and Communion at 7:00 pm.
Then, each Wednesday following we will re-start and continue the “Experiential Lent” series that was so rudely interrupted by COVID 2 years ago. Each week the sanctuary will be open from 1:00 - 6:00 pm. You are invited to stop by whenever it’s convenient for you. There will be a single sheet guiding you through a scripture, something that uses one of your senses, a meditation, and a brief prayer. It can take 5 minutes or as long as you’d like. The goal is to experience Lent in a way you never have before. We will be using our senses of smell, sight, touch, and hearing. I hope you will take time out to engage in this experience.
I will also be posting the Daily Lectionary reading on Facebook each day during Lent so you have that scripture right at your fingertips.
See you Sunday!