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Lenten Book Study: Practicing Our Faith by Dorothy C. Bass
Wednesdays, February 24 - March 24 | 7pm

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Purchase online above.  Limited copies will be available at the Front Desk by Sunday, February  7 for those unable to purchase online.

Have you ever thought about fasting? Do you love watching "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" or "The Home Edit"? There are many ways to get our spiritual lives in order by focusing on the physical. You are invited to join Rev. Joe Evans in exploring different ways to practice our faith using techniques you might not have considered before.

Beginning Wednesday, February 24th, Rev. Joe Evans and Rev. Cassie Waits will learn about these disciplines by interviewing members of our church who will draw from their experiences and this book. Tune in at 7pm each Wednesday and purchase the book which will be the basis of our study: Practicing Our Faith, by Dorothy C. Bass. May we all grow closer to God and each other as we observe a holy Lenten season.

 Crosses in Nature
This Lenten season, we invite you to engage in a world in which God is already present. Look for crosses in the often mundane tasks of your day-to-day, or go on a search for crosses in nature or in your neighborhood! Send your pictures to Kelly Dewar here to share with the congregation. Look for the results on Facebook, and the website over the coming weeks! Let's see how many crosses we can find this Lent! If you find it fulfilling, keep the practice going during Eastertide, taking photos of where you see “resurrection” and “new life” in the world around you!

Ash Wednesday
Find the service here.

Typically, the season of Lent would begin with a worship service where our foreheads are marked with ashes. Today, not only is worshiping together a challenge, but physically touching each other is a risk. This year, our Ash Wednesday service will be virtual at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 17th. Just as we’ve been invited to gather our own communion elements for home communion, so we are asking you to prepare to mark your forehead with ashes from home. Here are some ideas:

1. Take some ashes from your fireplace or your charcoal grill, mix them with just a little olive oil in a small bowl.
2. Take some soil from your yard and mix it with a little bit of water in a small bowl.
3. Be prepared during the worship service to write down a personal confession on a sheet of paper. Burn the paper in a metal bowl and use those ashes, mixed with a little oil.

Just as your worship leaders have been giving instructions during the worship service every time communion is celebrated, on Ash Wednesday, be prepared, not just to watch worship happen, but to participate in it. Following the pastors’ instructions, while it will be an Ash Wednesday unlike any other, it will still be a powerful moment for worshiping God.

Palm Sunday
March 28 | 8:30 & 11:00am

Maundy Thursday
April 1 | 7pm

Good Friday
April 2 | 7pm

Easter Sunday
April 4th | 8:30 & 11:00am