Lent is a season of fasting and prayer that prepares us for Easter. It’s a season that reminds us of our mortality, human frailty, and deep need for God’s grace in our lives. I hope you had a chance to join us for our Ash Wednesday Service this past week, as it was an intentional time to pause as we begin our Lenten journey together. If you couldn’t join us, take some time this week to commit to a spiritual discipline, contemplate your mortality, and center yourself in Jesus Christ throughout this season.

During Lent, we will focus on discipleship and how we can become more like Jesus in the way we live and love others. This Sunday, we will begin our “Disciples Made Here” sermon series at Pittman Park by asking the question, “What is a disciple?” Then, throughout Lent, we will focus on four traits of disciples of Jesus Christ.

I also want to lift up to you a special opportunity to be in prayer for those who are battling cancer and other diseases in our church. On Sunday, February 25, at 6:00 pm, we will have a special intercessory prayer service for comfort and healing in the Sanctuary. We know that when we gather together, God hears our prayers and will bless the sick and struggling. We also pray that God will give us all the hope and courage needed each day, comfort in pain, and the blessings of healing. We also pray that God will strengthen families, friends, and caregivers.

Please join us on our journey throughout this season of prayer and penitence.

God bless,
Jonathan Smith
For Jesus. For People. For Community.