News From Pastor Alecia’s Study

JOURNEY TO THE CROSS

As Lent is set to begin, we will be using the gospel of Luke as our backdrop.
The series, The Gospel of the Nobodies, is the setting as we explore a season
of reflection, repentance and renewal. To prepare yourself for the Lenten journey,
you are invited to read Luke. Luke sees Jesus through a lens where all are
welcome to journey with God. Luke is a powerful gospel, which is filled with
rich text and details that reminds us of a God who is imminent and cares
deeply. Join us in worship.

MARDI GRAS SUNDAY – Sunday, February 7

Join us at the 9:45 am service on February 7 for our annual Mardi Gras Sunday
featuring a brass band playing hymns of praise! Wear gold, green and
purple as we sing, dance and worship our way through this service. The Mardi
Gras service takes place prior to the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday.
Wear your beads and put on your dancing shoes!
We are excited to have John Demory painting our theme for the morning,
The Kingdom of God is a Party throughout the 9:45 am service. If you have
not seen John paint in service, you will be mesmerized by how he captures the
essence of Biblical theme in an hour. Don’t miss this service.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

Start the Lenten journey on Wednesday, February 10, in a time of contemplation
by walking the labyrinth. The labyrinth is an ancient tool that allows the
walker to center on God. While it appears to be a maze, the difference is that
once on the labyrinth, one will always find the center. Children through adults
are invited to walk it. Areas for quiet contemplation and scripture will be
available as well. The imposition of ashes will be available that night as well.
The labyrinth is open from 6:00-7:30 pm. It takes on average 20 minutes to
walk it. Come when it is convenient for you.

MARKERS

In January we marked the passing of Jeff Astor. Jeff and his wife, Jane have
been members here for many years. Jeff coached track & field at Clear Creek/
Amana and many people came to say their goodbyes to him.

On January 17, Hunter Richey was baptized at the 11:15 am service. Hunter
is the son of Carl & Jen Richey. What a blessing!

Peace,
Alecia

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