Wednesday Night Suppers & Special Study during Lent


5 Wednesday Nights March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5

Lent has traditionally been a time of fasting and spiritual preparation, just as Jesus fasted in the wilderness. The practice of self-denial becomes an opportunity to attend to our relationship with God; hunger pains are a reminder to pray or meditate or study, and a reminder that this is special time. 
For these soup suppers, they're an opportunity for us as a congregation to embrace -- if not fasting -- simplicity. Making is more simple is a reminder to us that Lent is a season of fasting and turning our attention to God. It's also an opportunity to be in solidarity with so much of the world that lives on so little. A bowl of soup for us is a simple meal; many in the world, it's the best meal of the day. 

Dinner is served from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Donations from the dinner will benefit mission work in the South Sudan, Madagascar and Guatemala. 
READ ABOUT MADAGASCAR HERE

What difference can Jesus make here? 

The question is profound, and the answer leads us to consider what Christian
theology calls redemption, a subject that is at the heart of Lent. Especially when we or one we know undergoes a tragic event, or when we face a situation that offers no happy ending, the question rumbles in our souls.... Where is redemption? What difference can Jesus make here?
 
Join us on Wednesdays evenings of Lent  for worship and study from 6:15 to 7:15 in the Fellowship Hall as we explore this profound question. The study will be taught by Rev. Dr. Patrick Johnson, and based on the short book Imagining Redemption by David Kelsey.  Kelsey, recently retired from Yale Divinity School, is one of the greatest theologians of his generation and his book is both insightful and accessible. It is not necessary to read the book to participate in the study, but for those who would like to do so it is available online or through the church office.