Pilgrim, like many Christian congregations, observes the season of Lent. The season begins on Ash Wednesday, six weeks before Easter. It consists of 40 days (Sundays are not counted among the 40), a reminder of the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness outside of Jerusalem. While there, Jesus faced various temptations and his sense of vocation was strengthened.
Some Christians “give up” something during the season of Lent and others take on added spiritual disciplines for the six weeks. At Pilgrim, we take time for faith discussions in small groups. This year we are reading Marcus Borg’s book, The Heart of Christianity. Small groups will meet at 8:45 and 11:20 on Sundays and at 1:30 on Thursday afternoons. These groups give members and friends an opportunity to reflect on what is important in our individual experiences of Christian faith. Copies of the book and a reading guide are available in the church office or after services on Sunday.
On Wednesday, March 5th, we will begin Lent with a soup supper, to be served between 6:00 and 6:30 and a worship service at 7:00. The service will include the imposition of ashes, an ancient reminder of our mortality and the saving grace of Jesus’ death and resurrection.