by Pastor Mark and Pastor Phil
For the Lenten season this year, we will have in-person services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. We will not, however, have in-person services on any of the other midweek Wednesdays. Instead, our Lenten meditations will be offered online only. These will come as a stand-alone devotion, or as a devotion set in the context of the Holden Evening Prayer service. Services will be released each Wednesday by 9am.
As we prepare to journey through Lent, we remember that it, like life, is a long and dusty road. We reflect on those who have gone before and those who will come after. We identify with the hurt and the pain. We live in the messiness that comes with the often dirty road that we must travel. We remember that dust we are, and to dust we shall return. Yet we also remember that we are resurrection people. In our brokenness, we are healed. While the journey is long and tiresome, the resurrection promises are greater. Our dusty road leads us to Easter, and to life beyond that!
The online devotions will ask you to pause and reflect on several thought-provoking scriptures and questions. You may wish to have a journal handy to jot down your thoughts. Or, you may wish to gather with your family or perhaps even a small group of friends to discuss these reflections together.
However you choose to engage, we pray this time of reflection helps you to experience God’s grace in the midst of this broken world. Walk dusty!
Ash Wednesday In-Person Worship Schedule
Mission campus: noon and 7pm
Shawnee campus: 4:30 and 7pm