Centered on Christ + Empowered by the Spirit + We Move Outward in Love
This monthly devotional resources was created for you by our pastors, conference deans, and assistants to the bishop. This devotional was the brainchild of Pastor Scott Bacon who brought Ms. Rebekah Wissler, your Kaufman Resource Center Director, on board. Between the two of them, they have made this devotional happen. It is hoped that this would be of use for Council and other meetings within your congregation.
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An excerpt from the introduction:
"Lent is... a season of journeying. In it we accompany the Hebrews as they set off toward the Promised Land; we follow Jesus during his temptation in the wilderness and, finally, on his march to the cross at Calvary. It is a journey fraught with memories of the pain and grief we have both suffered and caused, individually and collectively. Yet it is also a journey undertaken in hope and trust.
Along the way we will reflect on what it means to encounter God in experiences of reconciliation, transfiguration, crucifixion, restoration and resurrection. Stories from communities we accompany through ELCA World Hunger will be guideposts along the way, inspiring us to think more deeply about the baptismal covenant to which we are called, “to strive for justice and peace in all the earth,” and reminding us how far we have to go toward that promised future.
Hunger is on the rise. Post-pandemic poverty has become more entrenched. This is the reality into which the church is called to live. During Lent we journey not away from this world but more deeply into it, into those spaces where God is present and active, even as need grows and violence and disaster threaten. Here, in this space, in this tension, we are not only called but invited to be church together.
Here, in this space, in this tension, those “awesome deeds” really
do happen. May your Lenten journey bring you and this church into