lent

Worship during Lent

Henry Nouwen once described Lent as the season during which winter and spring struggle with each other for dominance. It is an appropriate image because during this time of year the darkness and light within each of us can become locked in conflict. We are called not...

Drive-Thru Ashes on Ash Wednesday

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWg291iZfqY] The Rev. Amy Haynie and The Rev. Henry Penner  offered Drive-Through Ashes in the church parking lot from 4:45-6:30 for St Martin’s version of Ashes To Go. Signs near the church and waving, smiling, energetic...

Lenten Reflection for Good Friday – "Oh, Peter"

Today’s Reading: John 13:36-38 36 Simon Peter said to him, ‘Lord, where are you going?’ Jesus answered, ‘Where I am going, you cannot follow me now; but you will follow afterwards.’ 37 Peter said to him, ‘Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for...

Lenten Reflection for 3/30 – Seek to Follow

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-13 Author: Evie Larimore God called the prophet, Jeremiah, to a forty-two year ministry to the people of Jerusalem, including their time of exile in Babylon; and, they did not want to hear what he had to say.  However, Jeremiah stood firm in his...

Lenten Reflection for 3/27 – "Living As If"

Today’s Reading: Romans 10:1-13 “The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart…” What is faith? What does living faithfully look like? How do we do that? Well, I think we are called to act as if Jesus is Lord, as if Death is conquered, as if faithfulness makes...

Lenten Reflection for 3/23 – Second Half Hope

Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-8, Psalm 102, John 6:52-59 Here we are past the half-way point in Lent.   By now, if we’ve giving something up, the reality has hit us squarely in the face. We are feeling the pains of going without our favorite vice or sweet.  We...