Dear FPC,
Suddenly it is starting to feel like Spring! Some friends were over the other night and brought some tulips, which really underlined that feeling for me. I’m sure winter will have some swings left, but the trend is clear—spring is coming! And that means Lent. Lent actually comes from the old English word for Spring. It is a time to pay attention to God. To let go of something so you hold onto God more closely. I hope that during Lent this year you will choose to take some proactive steps to connect with God as we journey towards Easter. One year in college my exams for the fall semester ended on December 23. I literally got home on Christmas Eve! I was not ready for Christmas! I needed time to adjust my head from the rush of term papers and tests and studying to family and presents and Jesus’ birth. We all need times of preparation. If we want to really be ready for Easter, we need to take time to get ready. That is what Lent is for. You can start by coming to our Ash Wednesday soup supper and service Wednesday at 6.
Next Thursday is an important day in our congregation—we’ll be getting an interpretation of our congregational survey from our consultants. The Mission Study Team, the Session, the Deacons and other interested folks are all invited to join us on Thursday, Feb 27 from 5:30 to 7:30. Please feel free to join us and please be in prayer for us as we listen, learn and apply the results of our survey.
This Sunday in worship we will be finishing our fly over of the Bible—we’ll get to see how the whole story ends and what that means for us, both today and for always. I hope you can join us!
Blessings to you as Spring (and Lent) draw near!

Pastor Steve

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