Lent is an opportunity to reflect on our relationship with God and to renew the right spirit within us. I invite you to observe a holy lent this year through fasting, prayer, meditation, the reading of God's word, and almsgiving.

We often hear people talk about "giving up something for Lent." The whole purpose of that concept is to let loose that which is not good for you and replace it with a focus on God. So, if you fast lunch Monday through Fridays, during that time, perhaps you could read your devotional and reflect on it during that time frame. The key is to draw closer to Christ as we walk toward the cross.

You have been sent via email a Lenten devotional and hard copies are also available. This is a great resource to use for the season. You may also have joined one of the small groups specifically designed for Lent. There is quite a variety meeting Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings, Thursday
evenings, Saturday mornings, and Sunday during both our worship services.

We have 40 days to observe lent. What a great opportunity to rid ourselves of that which keeps us from right relationship with God and to focus our hearts on Christ.

I hope your life will be transformed by the journey to the cross as we travel together.

In Christ,
Karin