I hope this note finds you safe and warm! As a lifelong Mississippian, I know its best to stay put in weather conditions like this and I hope you are as well.
Because it looks like the roads will continue to be unsafe to drive, we’ve made the decision to cancel our in-person Ash Wednesday services. However, we will share a brief reflection online that you can use to start your Lenten observance. The video will be posted on our facebook page, website, and YouTube channel.
Lent is a period of 6 weeks prior to Easter, as we journey with Jesus to his cross and the Resurrection that lies on the other side. Traditionally, people often give things up as a sign of their commitment and to focus more squarely on our need to depend only on Jesus. Also, you might take on a new discipline, such as a daily time for prayer and devotion. However, you choose to observe this Lent, I do hope you take time to reflect on the immeasurable gift we receive in the death and Resurrection of Jesus.
This coming Sunday, we will begin a new sermon series called, “The Way of the Cross.” Each week we will walk with Jesus as he embarks on his journey, and consider what it means for each of us to “take up the cross.”
Also, we are planning on having our weekly day-time Lenten gatherings starting next week. Normally this involves bringing a lunch, but out of safety concerns we’re going to ask you instead to fast during this time (either eating at home, or skipping the noon meal altogether). We will gather in the Family Life Building each Tuesday at Noon for prayer, song, and a brief word. Be on the lookout for more information!