Today begins an important time in the life of a follower of Jesus. It is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the season of lent. It is 40 days, not counting Sundays, to prepare oneself for Easter and the celebration of what Jesus' sacrifice means to you and me. There will be an Ash Wednesday service tonight at 7 pm at trinity church. Therefore there will be no normal JH Gathering, but you are invited to join the Ash Wednesday service. JH lifeGROUPS will still happen. The HS Gathering will still happen after the special service. I pray that you will not rush through the next 40 days, but allow Him to use this time to speak to you.
A couple of other options for the Lent season:
Stop Doing/Start Doing: Many people fast something during lent (I am giving up all food other than at meal times...no snacking for me!) What can you give up: caffeine, tv, facebook, junk food? Also...Start doing something for other people. We have dedicated fridays for that! Pay for the person's coffee behind you at Starbucks, give flowers to an elderly person, bake cookies for you neighbor.
Receive a daily Text: Follow stltrinity on twitter by sending 'follow stltrinity' to 40404
Read a blog post: Throughout the lent season our lead pastor Scott Marshall (www.twitter.com/scomarsh) and I (www.twitter.com/kbolt) will be blogging at http://scomarsh.blogspot.com I would encourage you to come join the conversation.
Even if it is a few days into the lent season, you can still be a part of what God is trying to do. Start today!