The Lenten season is almost upon us. You are invited to the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, and I am hoping those connected with study can be there. At that time, I will outline the study.
The book we are studying is The Purpose Driven Church, by Rick Warren. The question I would ask you to consider for week 1:
"What are the myths about Church Growth that apply to St. James?"
Church house groups or individuals will read Part One to page 47 and discuss the question. Each week, there will be a new question to consider until the book is complete. The questions will also appear in the Parish Blog. At the end of the study, we will meet as a large group again and hear back about what we have learned.
Meanwhile, I encourage you to join with me Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in a meditation upon the Stations of the Cross found in our windows.
You will notice the crosses are covered through Lent. This is deliberate. If you feel uncomfortable, it is the right effect. For Jesus, the cross was not a sign of glory. It was an instrument of death that applied to Him and all criminals of His day. Covering the cross gives us the attitude of reflection needed for this solemn season.
I encourage you all to walk with me in the footsteps of our Lord through Holy Week and Easter!