Fourth United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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A Note From the Pastor

A Note From the Pastor

March 6, 2019
 
Dear Church Family,
 
Lots of snowy days have come our way this winter.  I think most of us are looking forward to spring.  With spring comes the Lenten Season. 
 
Lent is a season that encourages us on a spiritual journey towards the cross of Christ.  It was was the custom of the early church to observe 40 days of spiritual preparation before EASTER… starting with Ash Wednesday, today.  
 
During these 40 days new believers were prepared for Baptism.   During these 40 days new believers were prepared for Baptism. Also, men and women who had separated themselves from their church family...... made the effort to reconcile and restore themselves to God. In this way we all are reminded of our need to refresh ourselves spiritually.  
 
I invite you to observe a holy Lent with prayer, fasting, and worship... by reading & meditating on God's Holy Word. 
 
This year we have a focus to rid ourselves of the clutter in our lives.  You will see clean-up going on in the church and activity building.  Why not join in on this and see how much you are able to declutter your homes too.  Give things away that you haven't used in a year's time.
 
Use these 40 days to reopen your heart and focus on God and uncluttered your environment and heart. 
 
I look forward to seeing you tonight and this Sunday!  May the peace and joy of the Lord be with you.
 
In Christ's Love,
Jane