We have journeyed with Christ as we anticipated his birth and second coming in the season of Advent; we celebrated Immanuel, God with us, in the twelve days of Christmas and His miracles among us in the season of Epiphany. Now we journey with our Savior to the cross in the season of Lent. Not only do we remember His suffering, but we also discover what it means to truly live as we seek to imitate Christ’s offering of His life. We are reminded that these lives we value so highly are dust, and that to dust we will return.
We are invited, in this season, to bring our dusty humanity to Christ—who subjected himself to our same reality. Our suffering, hurt and shame is known and felt by him. Therefore, we must pilgrimage through the reckoning of an unseen reality that death somehow brings life, as amidst a people of dust (just a couple chapters before his death) Christ claims, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10b).
Church-wide Lenten opportunities:
Gallery of Liturgical Art
Journey to the Cross: a collaborative show portraying seven movements to the cross.
Opening March 1, 5:30 @ CWC (showing throughout the season)
Ash Wednesday Service
March 1, 6:30 service @ CWC
Good Friday Service
April 14, 12:00 service @ CWC