Dear Church Family,

We have now entered the season of Lent leading up to that glorious day of Easter  Sunday!  I hope all of you will follow the Lenten Calendar that you received.  This is a wonderful way to do something good everyday during Lent instead of just giving up chocolate or pop.

This year we will be sharing our Lenten experience with Henderson and Chapin, our sister churches.  Having the extra services, one at each church, gives you the chance to get to know one another more and to celebrate this, the most important of the church seasons with each other.

This year I will be doing a sermon series called, “Journey of Stones”.  At each service we will have the opportunity to place a stone, a symbol of our sins, at the foot of the cross to help rid us of all of our misdeeds and cleanse ourselves completely of old grudges and sins we have held on to for a short or very long time.  When we reach
Easter Sunday, we will be able to leave the church with a clean heart and clear
conscience.

There will also be discussion questions in each bulletin.  After each Sunday service you will have the opportunity to discuss these questions with each other, in small groups, in the fellowship hall while we have coffee and donuts.  Please try to attend as it will
enrich your Lenten experience.

This year we all need to reach deep down inside ourselves to find the sins we have committed and grudges we hold, and rid ourselves of everything that has weighed us down.  God will forgive each and every sin if you ask Him with a heart that is open and sincere.

I look forward to this High Holy Season knowing that each and every one of us will enter Easter Sunday with a heart that is clear, clean, and ready to face the year ahead with love for each other and the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Love and Blessings to each one of you,

Pastor Steffani