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Lent Begins!


LENT BEGINS


This year, our theme is "Again & Again" and we have devotionals and poetry and material that will follow the theme.

In Lent, we’re reminded that, again and again, suffering and brokenness find us. We doubt again, we lament again, we mess up again. Again and again, the story of Jesus on the cross repeats—every time lives are taken unjustly, every time the powerful choose corruption and violence, every time individuals forget how to love. With exacerbation we exclaim, “Again?! How long, O God?” And yet, in the midst of the motion blur chaos of our lives, God offers a sacred refrain: “I choose you, I love you, I will lead you to repair.” Again and again, God breaks the cycle and offers us a new way forward. This theme provides a clear invitation in a time when much is unclear. Even if worshiping apart, we come to God again and again with our prayers, our dreams, our hopes, and our doubts. Even if from a distance, we will continue to be community to one another—especially when it’s hard—by choosing each other over and over again. We will continue to love God with the same persistence God chooses and claims us.

At Seward United Methodist Church and Resurrection Lutheran Church you can find 1) ASH CROSSES to wear for Ash Wednesday, 2) DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS for the season, 3) LENT-IN-A-BAG resource for families. This is so we can all enter into this Holy Lenten Season.

Here is your Zoom information for Ash Wednesday Worship. Sue McClure will be playing pre-worship music at 6:45 PM as you prepare for worship. And our Ash Wednesday service will begin just a little after 7 PM. Topic: Ash Wednesday Worship Time: Feb 17, 2021 06:45 PM Alaska Join Zoom Meeting https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92018326632

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