Again & Again...a Lenten Refrain
Again & again, history repeats, brokenness finds us, injustices persist...
And yet, again & again, God sings a sacred refrain: “I choose you, I love you, I will lead you to repair.”
This Lent, we'll come to God again & again—with our full selves, with courage, with trust that God breaks the cycle and paves a new way.
This theme provides a clear invitation in a time when much is unclear. Even when worshiping apart, we come to God again and again with our prayers, our dreams, our hopes, and our doubts. Even if from a distance, we will continue to be community to one another—especially when it’s hard—by choosing each other over and over again. We will continue to love God with the same persistence God chooses and claims us.
Our sub-title, A Lenten Refrain, speaks to the ways God can make music of our lives. “Refrain” also reminds us that Lent is a season of abstaining from certain practices in order to take on new rhythms and habits.
In this season, we need rituals—both old and new—to remember and be transformed. Embodied practice builds muscle memory. Repetition helps retrain our neural pathways. We need the 46 days of Lent because this season shapes us into more faithful disciples. Join us this Lent as again and again, we bring all of who we are to God and trust that God will meet us, time and again, along the way.
Celebrate with us.
Ordinarily we worship in person on Sundays at 9 am + 11 am
Currently, due to public health concerns around COVID-19, like most faith communities, we have suspended in-person worship until further notice and moved our worship gatherings to digital space. For the time being, until further notice, please do not come to 509 Forest Avenue.
Instead, please join us at 11:00 am Sunday via Zoom for a time of worship and fellowship. We'll share some music, lift up our joys and concerns, pray together, and even share Communion from the safety of our homes. (So get a beverage and crackers, or whatever you like, ready to go).
We post the weekly Zoom Worship meeting link on our main worship page.
Check out messages from this series and previous series on our podcast page.