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Ash Wednesday through May 2020

Each week in worship, we will explore an aspect of “Wilderness.”

“Lent begins in the wilderness. The Spirit guides Jesus into the wilderness where he comes face to face with temptation and struggle. Yet, in his forty days of fasting, resisting, and wandering, Jesus is shaped and formed for his ministry. Similarly, through the wilderness of Lent, we are invited to surrender to the wild leadings of the Spirit. We rarely enter the wilderness willingly, but hopefully through our wandering we remember who we are and whose we are. The wilderness can become sacred even if it remains dangerous. There is no wilderness space too harsh or threatening for God’s love. This Lent, we welcome you to the journey.” (from Sanctified Art)

As our journey through the wilderness began, none of us could imagine what was to come.  As we shut away from each other trying to flatten the curve of the Coronavirus infection throughout our community, we took to streaming worship and meetings through Zoom.  We found new ways to “be the church” and support each other through this.  Though Easter and the Holy Week were very different this year, our grounds still bloomed in awesome splendor.  We look forward to the day when we can be together once again and give thanks to all of the people in our communities facing risk as they help us through these tough days.

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