Signs of the season! Along with the little brown “fuzzies” from the oak trees, and the yellow dust pollen from the pine trees, (and all the sneezing that goes with all of that) more signs of the season will be happening in church this weekend as we celebrate Transfiguration Sunday.
Being the last Sunday before Lent our children will be locking up our “Alleluias” at the end of worship, to be held in secret until Easter morning. The word “Lent” comes from an old English word referring to the “lengthening of the days”, as we’ve been seeing, with the sun coming up earlier and going down later. Ahhhh ……. all signs of the season.
Along with this new season in our environment and our liturgical calendar, how might be this be a new season for you spiritually? We all need at times to step back, reflect, assess and nurture our relationship with God. Lent can be that special season for doing that and you can have a sneak peak below at one way we are going to do that as a congregation this Lent with Grace & Peace. So plan on joining us either in person, or if you are homebound or out of town, join us via our webcast services (either live or delayed…whatever works best for you) and let this season be one of growth and life and nurturing for you.
This year our “Seminary Weekend” will also take place on this Transfiguration Weekend. Our guest will be the Rev. Dr. Fred Meuser, President Emeritus of Trinity Seminary in Columbus OH. Dr. Meuser is a delightful person with a wealth of experience and good humor to share. Be sure to join us this weekend and give him a warm Our Savior welcome.
This coming Wednesday, our Wednesday supper will be a partial potluck. The main dish will be Mojo Pork on Authentic Cuban Bread fresh from Ybor City (awesome stuff!) made by our own Ryan Hostler, along with a few other things. If you can bring a side dish or dessert, that would help fill out the menu. These Wednesday suppers have been so good and so much fun! Hope you can join us.
For more about life at Our Savior during this unfolding season, visit our website at www.OurSaviorELCA.com.
May you have a “graced” week! See you in church!
Pastor Jack Diehl +