Lent is a season of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or volunteering and giving of themselves for others. The forty days of Lent represent the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan. Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” celebration of Jesus’ victory over sin and death.
Since Lent has traditionally involved fasting, our Lenten sermon series this year is about eating. Eating with Jesus. Eating with others. Gathering to eat the bread and wine at the Lord’s Table. We’ll be looking at “Seven Tables” – stories of meals, mostly from Luke’s Gospel. Please join us. There’s a place at the Table for you. Worship services begin at 10am.
February 17 A Place At The Table
February 24 We Are How We Eat
March 3 God is How He Eats
March 10 We Are What We Eat
March 17 What God Has Made Clean
March 24 Turning The Tables
March 28 Table Service (Maunday Thursday)
(This beautiful photo of of an old table is used with permission of chine1111. Thanks, Jakob!)