Pastor’s article for St. Paul’s UCC newsletter.
The season of Lent approaches, beginning with Ash Wednesday service at 7pm on February 10th and walking through Holy Week, ending on Easter, March 27th. During this season we remember the 40 day temptation journey of Jesus in the wilderness. We repent because we know that God calls us to a new and brighter future, and that we must let go of “the sin that clings so closely, and run with perseverance the race set before us…” We are empowered and motivated to do this because of “the great cloud of witnesses that surrounds us.” (Hebrews 12:1)
On Sunday mornings during Lent we will explore a vision of human wholeness called a Synchronous Life – one that balances and harmonized the positive energies in all six domains of human life – Physical, Spiritual, Emotional, Relational, Intellectual, Occupational. We will explore together how we can move from dis-function and dis-ease to wholeness and flourishing – for ourselves, our community, and the world. Elsewhere in this Newsletter you can read more about the Synchronous Life Model for Wholeness. We will gather on Wednesday evenings to hear some from our church community share their visions of a hopeful future. These stories will be part of our Lenten Vespers Suppers that include a light meal, scripture, song and prayer.