The death of Christ is the clearest expression of God’s redeeming love for us. Therefore, the cross, once a sign of defeat and shame, has become a sign of victory and glory. Sin and death are no longer in control. But the cross is not something we can clutch to ourselves. The cross is the symbol of God’s love we carry with us into our world. We are called to witness and to share what we know about victory with those we meet. That witness most often takes place in casual meetings with people in the ordinary settings of everyday life.” (From the introduction in Pastor Harlan Heier’s book of Lenten dramas, The Cross and our Witness.)
Our Lenten journey will explore how the cross of Jesus Christ shapes our witness in daily life. We will contemplate how this fundamental act of God’s love might be expressed in our lives of discipleship. On the Wednesdays following Ash Wednesday, we will perform Pastor Heier’s Lenten dramas and hear his reflections on these real life scenarios.
Each Wednesday during Lent, we will share Pastor Heier’s reflections through our weekly First Things First email. These reflections will help guide us in our Lenten devotional work.
Ash Wednesday, February 14
Noon and 7:00 pm
Service of Ashes and Holy Communion
Lenten Wednesdays, February 21 and 28 and March 7, 14 and 21
Noon and 6:30 pm featuring The Cross and Our Witness Lenten Dramas
A light lunch will be served after worship in the Commons and a light supper in the Activity Center at 5:30 pm.