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Pastor Melissa HinnenMelissa HinnenPurple ladycrop

 

“Make me to know your ways,  O God; teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:4

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

On February 14, we enter the season of Lent. Our Sunday worship and daily disciplines become more simple as we focus on repenting – turning ourselves around to follow Christ. As we nurture our souls, we are prepared to witness to our faith and reach out to our neighbors.

At Asbury our worship services will be more contemplative. We are building in more time for silence and reflection. When you enter the space you are invited to enter in silence and meditate as you prepare your body, mind, and spirit to engage with the Divine.

On Wednesdays, from 6:30-7:30 we will once again gather in family fellowship for FAITH5 dinners: sharing our highs and lows, reviewing Scripture, praying for each other and blessing each other. This dinner is designed for all ages to build inter-generational relationships with our church family. Please commit to attending at least one dinner.

These spiritual practices are not meant only for one hour on Sunday morning or one hour during the week. I encourage you to use this season to begin making changes in your everyday patterns: incorporating a prayer of thanks each morning, grace before meals, and an examination of your day as you prepare for sleep each night. What is the transformation you might experience as you deepen your relationship with Jesus and follow in his footsteps? I offer this prayer as we begin this forty-day journey together.

Peace,

Pastor Melissa