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News: A Reflection on Dark and Light

Sunday marked the beginning of our Lenten preaching series in the midst of . . .dark and light.  Although I am excited about the series, I have also found it to be a challenge personally. I like to think of myself as a person who is open to, and willing to, embrace all of my brothers and sisters. I try very hard, even though I know I don’t always succeed, to be as non-judgmental as possible. But I’m finding, as we research and prepare for this series, that my language is not always as thoughtful as I had hoped.

 

The Tower: March 1, 2015

This edition of our newsletter, the Tower, includes the March calendar and birthday list.

News: Lent: What are your practices?

This Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, we enter the season of Lent. Lent is the forty (week) days that precede the celebration of Easter. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement and self-denial. Often Lent is marked by fasting, both from foods and festivities, and by other acts of penance. Today we perhaps limit these preparations, or possibly combine them into three practices that many still observe. The three traditional practices taken up with renewed vigor during Lent are prayer (justice towards God), fasting (justice towards self), and almsgiving (justice towards neighbor).  However, in modern times, observers give up an action of theirs considered to be a vice, add something that is considered to be able to bring them closer to God, and often give the time or money spent doing that to charitable purposes or organizations. Do any of us still practice prayer, fasting or almsgiving during Lent? Do we need to?

 

The Tower: February 22, 2015

Here is our newsletter, the Tower, for the upcoming week.

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