This Lent, we are focusing on the life and faith of one of Jesus' most famous disciples. In Peter, we see a person who is both steadfast and unsteady, a dear friend and a betrayer, a follower and a wanderer. In Peter, we often see ourselves. By following Peter's journey, we watch the story of Jesus unfold through the eyes of a very normal human trying to figure it all out - just like us.
In this series, we will affirm that faith is a constant journey of steadfast pursuit, one that ebbs and flows. We will affirm that wandering is exploration, not necessarily distance from God. We will affirm the ways Peter keeps going: he drops his nets, he walks on water, he runs to the empty tomb, and he swims to the shore to meet the risen Christ. even after missteps or mistakes he keeps searching, yearnig, and loving. Ultimately, in Peter's story, we are reminded that God loves imperfect people- in fact, time and again, that's precisely who God claims and calls.
This Lent, we will look for ourselves in the stepping stones of Peter's story. We will reflect on the stages of our own faith journeys as well as who and what has shaped us along he way. As we wander, let us tune our hearts to sing God's grace. May we rest in streams of mercy, never ceasing.
Mark Your Calendars!
February 14th - Ash Wednesday Visio Divina
All are welcome to gather for a very unique experience to begin the holy Lenten season in the Chapel at noon on Ash Wednesday. Visio Divina - Praying with the eyes of our heart. We will have time to savor the art pieces that will accompany our Wandering Heart worship series. We will hear the artists share about their inspiration and have an opportunity to discuss what this season's art stirs in our heart and minds. This will be a contemplative even and (of course) a feast for the eyes. *Our time will close with the traditional Imposition of the Ashes.
Lenten Soup Suppers & Book Study - Every Wednesday at 6pm (beginning February 21st)
Come for a simple dinner of soup and bread, open discussion on our featured book of the season, and for some outstanding fellowship!
This year's Lenten book is Gift of the Dark Woods: Seven Blessings For Soulful Skeptics (and other wanderers).
Books are available through the church office for $15, or this book is widely available as an e-book.
Good Friday - Stations of Peter, open 12pm-7pm
As a nod to the “Stations of the Cross,” these prayer stations highlight Peter’s role in the crucifixion narrative. It includes 6 stations, inviting you to walk “the way of sorrows” to the cross with Peter as your companion.