Faith Hike

posted Mar 6, 2020, 12:30 PM by Tricia Sheffield

Lenten blessings to you!

This Sunday we will come out of the dry, barren wilderness and follow Jesus on dusty roads into surrounding villages and towns. As we walk alongside Jesus, we will be called to listen to him, learn from his teachings, and ask him questions. In our journey, we will meet several people — a religious scholar, a Samaritan woman, and a blind man — and each one’s encounter with Jesus will reveal something about ourselves and our faith.

We will walk with Jesus. Better still, Jesus will walk with us.

Our Lent Prayer Station this week asks the question, “When has God walked with you?” and invites us to reflect on our lives as one long hike across a map. To be sure, there are  twists and turns along the way, with hills, narrow paths, deserts, and mountains to navigate. Sometimes the journey is challenging, and at other times, simple and without difficulty. Whatever the trail, our joy in this faith-hike is that we are always kept safe. Because it is God who holds us; it is Christ who leads us; and it is the Holy Spirit who sustains us. You are invited to come early to worship, stay after worship, or visit during the week and sit at the table, read the meditation, reflect, pray, and then answer the question.

So come for the journey this Sunday at 10:30 AM. The Joyful Noise Adult Choir is singing the anthem, “How Beautiful” and Izaak Thorpe is singing the Offertory, “I Love You, Lord.” I will be preaching from Psalm 121 and John 3.1-17 and my sermon title is When Has God Walked with You? As it is the second Sunday of the month, we will take our Deacons’ Offering to support those in need in our community. And don’t forget: Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday so set your clocks one hour ahead on Saturday night.

We will walk with Jesus come Sunday. Oh, beloved one, the good news is we already are! To God be the Glory!

In gratitude for the privilege of being your Pastor and the holy call of loving you,

Pastor Trish

PS: Let me add that since there are concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 and the flu, I will show us a new and fun way to Pass the Peace.