Beginning with Ash Wednesday and extending through Easter Sunday, we will begin a new series from A Sanctified Art called Seeking: Honest Questions for Deeper Faith. A devotional will be made available at the start of Lent both in print (black and white) and a much more user-friendly digital version in color delivered in the Weekly Heartbeat. Daily devotional posts will once again appear on our Facebook page each morning throughout the season.
Join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. as we journey through this special season: • Ash Wednesday: February 22 at 7:00 p.m. • Sundays, February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26 • Wednesday Midweek: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • Palm/Passion Sunday: April 2 • Maundy Thursday: April 6 at 7:00 p.m. • Good Friday: April 7 at 7:00 p.m. • Easter Vigil: April 8 at 7:00 p.m. • Easter Sunday: April 9 at 10:00 a.m.
This expert from this year’s theme introduction invites us to start seeking, to start asking questions:
“Like the characters in our Lenten scriptures, we are also seeking many things: clarity, connection, wonder, justice, balance. We are seeking our calling, the sacred, and how to live as a disciple. Throughout the turbulence of the past few years, many of us are asking big questions about our lives and our faith. If you are returning to church, you are probably returning with more questions and a critical lens. We hope this series will help us unpack some of those big questions in ways that are honest and faithful. Throughout this season, we hope you will continually ask yourself: what am I seeking? What is God seeking?
“This Lent, we invite you to engage in the spiritual practice of seeking. We encourage you to stay curious, open, and nimble. We hope you will soften your assumptions and expand your perspectives. We pray that these questions will create a safe space to explore—to be drawn more deeply into the fullness of life, into the heart of God.”
Michelle Doose (Chair), Aileen Bipes, Emily Bruflat (Staff), Dan Polzin, Sarah Chambers, Carrie Stelter, Nancy Nelson, and Kim Bovee
The Worship & Arts Plan for Ministry
Ensure that worship continues to be welcoming and joyful, especially by making it physically accessible, inclusive, and engaging to all
Encourage inter-generational, congregational involvement in all the aspects of worship
Continue to explore our hymnal while being open to incorporation of varied musical styles into a strongly liturgical worship tradition
Facilitate educational opportunities within the congregation regarding use of symbols, patterns, places, and means for worship
Provide opportunities for children and youth worship involvement