Dear Peninsula MCC Friend:
NOTE: Clocks SPRING FORWARD on Saturday Night! (Or join us for coffee hour.)
Join us Wednesday night at 7:30pm for the first evening of Lent. Walk the spiral with me and reflect on what Lent might mean to you. This service is contemplative and deeply grounding. We remember that our bodies came from dust, and will return to dust someday and that may encourage us live every day more fully. We remember too that the spark of our spirits came from spirit, and it will also return to the source of all that is.
On Sunday we begin a series of Lenten services on spiritual practices you can do at home, remembering that the idea of Lent is to do a lot of work on your own, making spiritual practice a way of life, not a Sunday side trip. During this season each is encouraged to "Return to God with all your heart," examining our lives with intention of a closer relationship with God, however we understand God. This Sunday we explore the Word - the creative energy of the Universe. As it says in the first verse of John, "in the beginning was the Word."
As a part of our service Michelle Hedding will be sharing what it means to her to do Haiku as a spiritual practice, I may share some personal poetry as well. Don't miss it!
Rev. Terri J. Echelbarger
Senior Pastor, Peninsula MCC