The Easter celebration is a climax to a grand story into which Jesus invites us. To live this story takes more than a weekend. 40 years the people of God wandered in the wilderness and 40 days our Lord wandered in the wilderness. Both were led into these desolate places by God, not to find God, but to experience God’s goodness.
The Church calls us into a holy Lent by “Self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.” Making room for these activities can feel like wilderness. When we make these a part of our story, just as Jesus did, we enter Easter ready to receive the most powerful blessing the world has ever known. God loves us and shares His life with us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus! So let us take this Lenten journey together so that we might rejoice this Easter!
Holy Trinity is offering two ways to journey through Lent together
First, we have a Soup and Study group meeting at Bethany on Wednesday nights starting at 5:30pm through Lent. We will be studying The Magnificent Journey: Living Deep in the Kingdom by James Bryan Smith. Available on Amazon for $15. When you purchase this on Amazon please remember to use Amazon Smile and Holy Trinity will receive a portion of your purchase. Dr. Smith takes a fresh look at spiritual disciplines and how they help us live more deeply as God’s people.
Second, we will offer the Way of the Cross, popularly called stations of the cross on Friday March 6,13,20 at 7pm. This service is an adaptation of a custom widely observed by pilgrims to Jerusalem whose origins come from the time of the crusades. It is a way for Christians to journey with Jesus through his passion and death.