We are in the middle of the Lenten season during which we have been considering God’s words of life to us using Luther’s seal as a visual illustration of these promises.As this month unfolds we will hear about the gift of faith, the gift of hope, and the promise of forever.These words remind us of all that God has given us and all that God has done for us in Christ.

We live very busy lives.Lent invites us to be intentional about following Christ and letting his grace shape what we do.I encourage you to continue to take time for prayer, to find a way to serve, and to focus on God’s grace for your busy life. Give thanks for the gift and promise of faith, hope, and forever.

At the end of the month we celebrate Holy Week — the week when we remember Jesus entering Jerusalem to go to the cross.We give thanks for the sacrament of Holy Communion through which God gives us grace.We reflect on Jesus’ death on the cross — for us and for our salvation.And we pause on Holy Saturday while we await the celebration of God’s victory over sin and death.I encourage you to take time to worship during this season for it provides a foundation for our faith and our service.God has done everything for us that we might live.

Blessings on your journey.

Pastor Siri