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This past Sunday we began our new worship series, Lent & Other 4-Letter Words. Rev. Ron spoke about the testing of Jesus in the wilderness before he began his public ministry and suggested that it was Jesus’ ability to practice “Selective Hearing,” filtering out the voices that would take him off of his path and listening to the voice of God to confirm his identity.   Everyone in worship was encouraged to reflect this week on how we might practice our own selective listening and choose the voices that will help define us and shape our choices.

It’s not too late to Sign up for a Lent Class. Options include Adam Hamilton’s new study on Moses which is being offered multiple times in person and online, Rev. Byron’s class on the Seven Deadly Sins & Seven Traditional Virtues, and Rev. Ron’s class on Photography as a Way of Prayer. Find out more about times and places here and see if there’s one that works for you.

Lent officially began this on Ash Wednesday and there was a steady stream of people dropping by the church for prayer and the imposition of ashes throughout the day. We gathered for worship at Noon and 7pm to remember our mortality, confess our sins and name our intentions for this holy season. If you weren’t able to attend, you missed something special.

Whether or not you are part of Rev. Ron’s class on photography & prayer, you can go on a photographic pilgrimage this Lent with our theme words as your guides. Use your imagination and your heart as you look for ways to bring these words to life. This week’s words are HEAR & RISK. Send images to Stay tuned for more photo ops in the coming weeks!

The February 27 Adults Loving Life Luncheon will feature our wonderfully talented music staff, Chris Dillard and Nicola Patterson presenting “A Recital Celebrating the American Melody.” Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall by February 25 to attend. Cost is $10 at the door. Call Pam Gerolstein for info at 410-923-1091.