Family of faith,

This February we are headed quickly into Lent even as we finish up our worship series S.A.D. Spiritual Affective Disorder. This series has been focusing on everyday practices that help us combat the affects of the prolonged darkness that we live in our part of the country. In addition, these practices are helpful throughout the whole year as ways of connecting to God in lots of different ways. The playlist will continue to be up following this season, so please continue to give it a listen if it’s been helpful for you. If you need the link, ask the office 0r it is noted here on the website above.

For the season of Lent, we are going to begin a series called “Wandering Heart” a study of the Apostle Peter. Each week, we will be hearing from a different Scripture passage about Peter’s life and journey with Christ. As the description says, “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. As we were studying Peter’s faith journey, the lyrics of “Come Thou Fount” came to mind. It’s as if Peter himself wrote this song. Like many of us, Peter has a wandering heart. His journey is not polished, or linear, or perfect, but he is always tethered to the love of God.”

As we go on this journey with Peter, we will also be partnering with Audubon Park UMC for Lent again. Last year we had a beautiful time working with them and bringing our United Methodist Connection into our worshipping life. This year, we wanted to do it again!

Please join us on our Lenten journey, starting February 14th.

—Pastor Megan