Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ash Wednesday Service Canceled

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let everyone know that we have canceled the Ash Wednesday service for tomorrow. Although it is a cancellation... it is not the cancellation of Lent.

My hope is that each of you will participate in this season of Lent. Lent is a period of 40 days where by we intentionally fast of the things that we can't live without and repent of our sins. Also during this time we reflect upon the Jesus' 40 days of temptation in the desert. We all would admit that "Easter" is way more fun than Lent, but even more true is that celebrating Lent makes Easter all the more sweeter. 

So please join me during this season of fasting. Many people choose something to give up. Some people give up sodas, desserts, television, etc,. Whatever it might be...know that it will take sacrifice.

I am giving up soda for Lent (sipping on some Coke Zero right now) but I was looking to start drinking fruit juice... not what Lent is about... hello water. We fast from something so that we might intentionally focus more on Jesus, reading scripture, praying more, and serving one another.

If fasting is a little to risky choose something to add. Do you serve others right now? How about giving a day a week for service. What about buying can goods for a food pantry? Or spending time each day praying and reading scripture. Do this for forty days. What you might find is that God is growing us and shaping us through our intentionality's. You can do it. I believe in you!

See you soon,
Jason