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March 15th, 2024 | Rev. Alyce Parmer


It’s been a minute since I’ve written a pastor’s note and I feel blessed to send this one as we are closing in on the last weeks of 2024’s Lenten Season.  I’ve been wondering how these weeks have been for you.  There was a time I thought of Lent as that time to give up coffee or chocolate, and lots of us still give up something we enjoy as a small personal sacrifice to honor Jesus’s unmatchable sacrifice for us.  One of my younger relatives rationed his phone use, and it’s a sign of the times that rationing or giving up something of technological pleasure is today’s one way today’s younger generation can remember Jesus’s sacrifice.  


This Lenten season has been one of self-reflection for me – going deep and asking for spiritual light to shine on the dark corners of my heart that need a good cleansing.  How about you?  I’d love to hear how you’ve made this Lenten season meaningful for yourself. 


My hope and prayer is you haven’t let this opportunity to intentionally grow your faith pass you by.  But if you’ve procrastinated, it’s not too late – there’s still a couple of weeks left for you to decide how you might draw closer to Jesus in some way.  Here’s a couple of ideas for you.


If you haven’t yet participated in the Wednesday with Wesley events or the noon day ecumenical Lenten worship services, you have two opportunities next Wednesday for the finale for both.  Come worship at noon with our fellow community Christians at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and hear the word proclaimed by First Presbyterian’s Reverend Julie Higbee.  The last Wednesday with Wesley is March 20 in Maxwell Hall and it’s a community potluck to boot!  Arrive at 5:00PM and bring a side or dessert to share and have your tummy and heart warmed by the lesson at 6:00PM, the fellowship, and the food! 

Hope to see you too on Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day, for worship and another potluck following the 11:00AM service!


Blessings,

Pastor Alyce

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