Please continue to pray for the Pastor Search Team as they continue their work. They have completed the second round of interviews and are in the process of contacting candidates they wish to move forward. The Search Team will offer an update in worship on Sunday, January 29th.

          In worship we will continue our series on the Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations. We will be talking about Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity in the weeks ahead. This series will take us to the first Sunday of Lent.

          We will begin the Lenten season with an Ash Wednesday service on February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in West Memorial. Plan to join us for this meaningful time of worship and reflection.  On Sundays during Lent we will be looking at the topic of forgiveness. We’ll talk about God’s pre-emptive grace and forgiveness, what happens when we fail God, forgiving others, and perhaps the hardest of all, forgiving ourselves.  Invite someone to join us in worship as we begin this special season in the life of the church.

          This year we will be offering a Lenten devotional guide similar to the Advent devotionals we provided in December. We hope this will be a meaningful addition to your own growth as we journey through this season together.

          On the journey with you,

          Tracy

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LOOKING TOWARDS EASTER

My Dear Friends, As our Lenten season begins to wind down, we look forward to Easter Sunday. On Sunday, March 3, we saw the Alleluia banner being marched out of the sanctuary on the final hymn. This symbolic act is meant to emphasize the penitential nature of our journey through Lent. "Alleluia" is the song of thechoirs, a song we do not sing during our days of repentance...

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MARCH AND LENT

My Dear Friends, The arrival of the month of March, with its wind and fury, also signals that the holy season of Lent is upon us. I like to look at Lent as an appropriate way to prepare for Easter Sunday. During Lent we ponder the brevity of life, we think about our sins (and confess them), and we meditate on the long and treacherous journey Jesus traveled on his way to ...

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