The season of Lent is about lengthening - the lengthening hours of daylight. During this season of Lent we are "lengthening" the hours of Jesus' final day on earth before his death and resurrection. We are slowing things down in order to watch and witness the events of Good Friday, and then to wait for what is to come after. This Sunday, Feb 28, we watch as Simon carries the cross for Jesus. 8:30 a.m. (First Light) and 10:00 a.m.
The second station of the cross we visit this Sunday morning is the scene where Jesus carries his cross. In speaking with his disciples earlier in his ministry, Jesus cautioned his followers that we would have to deny ourselves, pick up our cross and follow him. Our crosses will be too heavy for us to carry unless we accept Jesus' help, knowing that when he carried his cross, he also shouldered the weight of our crosses. Second Sunday of Lent, Feb 21, 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. We share the communion meal at both services.
This Sunday we begin our Lenten journey. Each week, as we approach Good Friday and Easter, we will pause at one of the Stations of the Cross - those scenes of what Jesus endured on his final day on earth before his death and resurrection. We begin this Sunday, in the court house, where two men are condemned to die- Jesus Barabbas and Jesus the Christ. Sunday, Feb 14, 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
The sequoia is a very amazing tree. But the most magnificent tree of all is the tree we re-discover in the final book of the Bible: the Tree of Life. When we read about that tree, we are invited to let our imaginations go to a place where everything is, well, good. Sunday, Feb 7, 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.