This Sunday we will continue our experience of the Jesus Dojo with an emphasis on “Letting Go and Gathering Up.” Last week we looked more at Lenten practices and less at shaping Lenten worship. So this week we will continue to look at Lenten practices while we focus on upcoming worship opportunities. We would still like to encourage everyone to participate, not just the “regulars.” Lent is not just about an obligatory “giving something up.” Its focus is on drawing nearer to the heart of God as we move toward the celebration of Easter. What might you do as an individual and what might we do as a congregation to intensify our experience of the Holy over the 40 days of Lent? What might we do to share that experience in our witness? It is both a journey inward and a journey outward. How might this play out in our Lenten worship?
In worship we will consider a passage from Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth. He encourages that troublesome bunch to understand that everyone will be better off when they realize that Christ provides the sure foundation for the community of faith. What would a truly Christ-centered church look like? What would be its worship and its practice? How would its members care for one another at the same time they serve the wider community? We hearken back to our theme from a couple of years ago – “Come build a church with soul and spirit, come build a church of flesh and bone…Jesus shall be its sure foundation. It shall be built by the hand of God.”
See you Sunday at 10 AM for worship and Sunday School. Bring a friend or three and plan to stay to share your thoughts on Lent and practicing love.
God grant us more light, more love, more life as we journey together.