Sermon Series: The Season After the Epiphany

January 8 – February 19, 2023

Spiritual Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder happens when a lack of sunlight affects our moods and ability to cope effectively. “Spiritual Affective Disorder” can also be a condition when we’ve had prolonged stress and life is disturbingly uncertain. We’ll spend time this winter exploring the questions:

“What is our faithful response to our strained mental health?” and

“What if everyday life activities could become spiritual practices — deepening our experience of a meaningful life and helping us shine a light on the ‘blahs?’”

Sermon Series: Lent 2023

February 22 – April 8

Practicing Compassion

Our world seems to be increasingly divided, sometimes leaving us feeling sad and defeated. “The 40 days of Lent give us the opportunity to reflect on the ways we participate in the suffering and brokenness of the world while holding ourselves and others with love and compassion as we seek healing. What if the journey with Jesus to the cross and tomb was an opportunity to dwell in the gaze of the one who looks upon us all with compassion and love?” (From the devotional guide Living Well Through Lent 2023: Practicing Compassion with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind. Guides will be available for the congregation to pick up beginning on February 19.  A downloadable version will also be available.)

Ash Wednesday, February 22, 7 PM

Service of Ashes

7:00 PM, Sanctuary

“Wrestling with Compassion”

Sundays in Lent

February 26: Compassion and Faith

March 5: Compassion and Listening

March 12: Compassion and Prayer

March 19: Compassion and Mercy

March 26: Compassion and Well-Being

April 2: (Palm Sunday) Compassion and Love

Maundy Thursday Soup Supper, April 6, 6:00 PM, Fellowship Hall *details coming soon*

Good Friday Tenebrae Service, April 7, 7 PM