Our Sunday sermon series for Lent begins March 10, as does Daylight Saving Time! The series this year will be on the topic of Worship. It may sound odd to be focusing on worship when we are in worship! I hope that this series will not only give us a deeper understanding of worship but will also help us to make our daily lives more worshipful. For a Lenten discipline this year, consider using the devotional readings every day (preferably at the same time each day) and asking yourself at bedtime every night, “How was my day an act of worship today?”

Beginning on Wednesday, March 13, we will begin an Adult Evening Bible Study. We will start with some Bible study skills to help you in your own reading of Scripture, and each week we will dig into the Bible to cultivate our reading and our understanding. The study will be at 6:30 each Wednesday night throughout Lent, and on April 10 we will decide as a group whether we want to continue.

I’m looking forward to some events for the larger church this month as well. On March 18-19 I will be at Stronghold for the Presbytery’s Commission on Ministry retreat. And on March 29-30 I will be leading worship for a Synod event in Champaign/Urbana.

Also, on March 23, all women are cordially invited to attend the Ladies Tea at Macedonia Baptist Church at 10:00 AM. This tea is sponsored by the Diversity Committee of the Sauk Valley. There is no charge to attend, but your RSVP is appreciated.

On March 24, PFLAG of the Sauk Valley invites you to an event at our church: “Ask a Minister.” This event features a panel of ministers who will do their best to answer your questions about how the Bible and Christianity speak to issue of gender and sexuality. (Plus other questions that your Sunday School teacher wouldn’t discuss!)

I’m sure that like me, you are excited to see the end of winter! Let’s hope it comes soon!


Pastor Christina



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