At the beginning of this month, on Sunday, February 4, we will hold our annual meeting and go over the past year and set a budget and goals for 2018. We will also elect three people for a three-year council position. Thank you to Tracy Crain and Becky Stocker, who will be going off the council, for their service to the church. One more thank-you to share with you: this one to John Petersen for installing the new drinking fountain in the lower level of the Parish Hall. John literally put his sweat and blood into getting the job done!
I will be leading a Bible study on the New Testament book of Colossians starting with the Lenten season. We will meet on Sunday evenings, 7:00 P.M., in the multi-purpose room of the church. This Bible study is for everyone: couples, singles, old, and young. We will finish the Bible study by the end of May. Colossians was written by the apostle Paul and contains a wealth of theology concerning the person of Jesus, the Son of God and the son of man. Come and learn!
The Lenten season begins on February 14 with Ash Wednesday. During the five midweek Lenten services we will, once again, use one of the Sola Lenten Drama Series. This year the series is titled, “THE UPPER ROOM,” and is about discipleship based on the last days of Jesus’ life. We have used these drama series for the past several years and they have been well received, teaching us and giving us insight into our calling as disciples of Christ Jesus.
The purpose of Lent is to draw us more deeply into the life and death of Jesus our Lord. Why did Jesus have to die? What does his death mean for us? All this is known as the Paschal mystery. Please come and participate in the eight Lenten services (Ash Wednesday through Good Friday). You will be blessed for doing so.
Shalom, Pastor Roger Michaelson