During this Lenten season, we hope you have allowed time for yourself to experience Sabbath. If not, it’s not too late! Really, Sabbath is a gift God gives to sustain all of creation for the entirety of this journey called life, and you can start now! Sabbath is as real and meaningful during Lent as it is during Holy Week and Easter. And as we enter into Holy Week, we invite you to worship and experience the story of an incarnational love that allows us to pause, celebrate, rest, play, and be liberated in God’s endless mercy. From Palm Sunday with Jesus’ triumphal entry on a humble donkey…to Maundy Thursday and the humility Christ assumes as he washes his disciples’ feet, giving them a new commandment…to Good Friday when Christ walks in solidarity with those who suffer and opens his arms to all…to the Easter Vigil, a service of light that leads us to the promise of the resurrection and life, we pray you experience the gift of God’s presence and can rest in God’s promises.
- Pastor Stephanie Coltvet Erdmann