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2016 Lenten Devotions


Devotion for Resurrection Sunday, March 27, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Holy Saturday, March 26, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Good Friday, March 25, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Wednesday of Holy Week, March 23, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Tuesday of Holy Week, March 22, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Monday of Holy Week, March 21, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Saturday, March 19, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Friday, March 18, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Thursday, March 17, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Monday, March 14, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Sunday, March 13, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Saturday, March 12, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Friday, March 11, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Thursday, March 10, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Monday, March 7, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Sunday, March 6, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Saturday, March 5, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Friday, March 4, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Thursday, March 3, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Monday, February 29, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Sunday, February 28, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Saturday, February 27, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Friday, February 26, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Thursday, February 25, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Monday, February 22, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Sunday, February 21, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Saturday, February 20, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Friday, February 19, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Thursday, February 18, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Monday, February 15, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Sunday, February 14, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Saturday, February 13, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Friday, February 12, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Thursday, February 11, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Devotion for Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy


Leaning Into the Heart of the Holy

Dear Friends,

This week we enter into the season of Lent, a time of reflection and preparation for the great celebration of Easter on March 27. While there is an aspect of Lent that is focused primarily inward as we assess our own spiritual condition, the season also calls us to look outward and pay attention to our world. Jesus was attuned to everything going on around him and his responses indicated so. When a woman tugged on his robe in a crowded square, he sensed she needed healing. When a crowd of 5000 or more needed to be fed, he sense his disciples lack of faith in God’s provision. When a woman was about to be stoned to death by a bloodthirsty mob, he recognized the arrogance of their own sinfulness. When a child wanted to crawl into his lap, he welcomed the expression of unfettered love.

Our theme for the Lenten season is "Leaning into the Heart of the Holy," a phrase borrowed from a poem by Joyce Rupp ("Lent 2001"). Throughout the Sundays of Lent, we will consider some of the situations in which we find ourselves and how "leaning into the heart of the holy" might help us along our journey of life.

We invite you to think about times when you have leaned into God’s heart and write a devotion about what you experienced. Was there something you heard in the silence of a moment? Did you see something that you had never noticed before? Have you experienced God in a way that was surprising, refreshing, unsettling, or challenging that has changed you in some way?

We will welcome your stories, prayers, poems, and prose that will help us all as we make our way toward Easter. You may send your devotions directly to the church at lakesiderm@embarqmail.com or you may send them to Elizabeth at edwardselizabeth@embarqmail.com. Each day the devotions will be posted on our website. You may also receive them by email. Printed copies will be made available on request.

Lent begins This Wednesday, February 10, with our Ash Wednesday service. Plan to join us as we acknowledge our need to be close to God and share communion. A light supper will be offered at 5:30 p.m. in Robbins Hall. Please call the office to make reservations.

May we all bend a bit closer to Jesus over these next weeks and risk the wonder of falling into the loving and steadfast arms of the Holy.

Blessings,

Jody


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