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Weekly Contact- February 27, 2014

Hello there,

First of all, the March First Press is available.  You may download it by clicking here.  Paper copies will be available at various locations around the church building

Next Wednesday we begin the season of Lent, a season of repentance and reflection as we prepare for the celebration of our Lord’s suffering, death and then glorious resurrection.  It is our tradition to start off the season with an Ash Wednesday service celebrating with the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and the imposition of ashes.  Our service will be at 6:30 in the sanctuary.

This year we will be trying something different.  While I am preaching John Foster will be creating a charcoal drawing based on my sermon.  John is a commercial artist and designer.  He is the one who designed the cross we use as our logo, along with other graphics we use regularly.  It will be fascinating to see what will develop during this special service.

Since this is the last Sunday before Lent it is Transfiguration Sunday.  Epiphany is the season of light; the Light of the World coming into our darkness.  Epiphany ends with a story of Jesus appearing in glory and light.  Lent is a season that goes from mountaintop to mountaintop.  It begins with the Mount of Transfiguration with Jesus in glory.  It ends on the Mount of Calvary with Jesus dying a horrible death that we all might be received into glory.  The Chancel Choir will be singing in the first service and I will be preaching on 2nd Peter 1:16-21.  My sermon title is “Holding on to the Moment.”

Stay in One Peace,

 

Howard

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