Lent seeking: honest ?s for deeper faith

Lent begins February 22
seeking: honest questions for deeper faith
On Sundays this season, we will hear stories of Jesus encountering people who are seeking: Nicodemus comes to him in the veil of night, he approaches a Samaritan woman at a well, he heals a man born without sight. In these stories, each person is seeking a new beginning, a different life, a deeper faith. What unfolds is an exchange filled with questions and exploration. Often, an unveiling occurs—assumptions are disrupted, a new perspective is revealed, mystery grows.
Like the characters in our Lenten scriptures, we are also seeking many things: clarity, connection, wonder, justice, balance. We are seeking our calling, the sacred, and how to live as a disciple. Throughout the turbulence of the past few years, many of us are asking big questions about our lives and our faith. We hope this series will help us unpack some of those big questions in ways that are honest and faithful. Throughout this season, we hope you will continually ask yourself: what am I seeking? What is God seeking? We invite you to engage in the spiritual practice of seeking. We encourage you to stay curious, open, and nimble. We hope you will soften your assumptions and expand your perspectives. We pray that these questions will create a safe space to explore—to be drawn more deeply into the fullness of life, into the heart of God.

February 22 – Ash Wednesday
   Is this the fast that I choose?        Isaiah 58:1-12
February 26 – First Sunday in Lent
   Who will you listen to?                    Matthew 4:1-11 | Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
March 5 – Second Sunday in Lent
   How do we begin again?                John 3:1-17 | Genesis 12:1-4a
March 12 – Third Sunday in Lent
Will you give me a drink?               John 4:5-42 | Exodus 17:1-7
March 19 – Fourth Sunday in Lent
Who sinned?                                           John 9:1-7 | John 9:8-41
March 26 – Fifth Sunday in Lent
Can these bones live?       John 11:1-45 | Ezekiel 37:1-14

On five Wednesdays in March, we will gather together for Evening Prayer at 6:30 pm & the explore practices for making change

Holy Week
April 2 – Palm/Passion Sunday
Where are you headed?                  Matthew 21:1-11
April 6 – Maundy Thursday

Will you wash my feet?                  John 13:1-17, 31b-35
April 7 – Good Friday
Why have you forsaken me?         Matthew 27:27-50
April 9 – Easter Sunday
Who are you looking for?               John 20:1-18